Need to Know newsletter

API’s daily Need to Know morning newsletter provides fresh, useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism. Most of the items that we curate for the newsletter each day also appear here on the website as a cumulative body of knowledge.

Need to Know: April 15, 2021

How to reach an under-35 audience, journalism’s ‘elite’ problem, and get the newest lessons about how to respond to misinformation

Need to Know: April 14, 2021

Not all Americans embrace journalism’s core values, how the pandemic shaped data journalism, and should new owners abolish print

Need to Know: April 13, 2021

Turning rivalry into revenue, news orgs need to take online violence more seriously, and why audiences need solutions journalism

Need to Know: April 12, 2021

More billionaires are funding local news, lessons from a newsroom’s audit, and how the pandemic affected journalists with disabilities

Need to Know: April 9, 2021

Win by addressing community problems, merch tied to viral news is a good revenue stream, and the case for reviving the ombudsman

Need to Know: April 8, 2021

How to cover an unusual subject, measuring a reporter's impact, and how the pandemic is changing employee benefits

Need to Know: April 7, 2021

What enables independent local news to thrive, lessons from covering the last election, and one magazine’s switch from legacy to digital

Need to Know: April 6, 2021

What we’ve learned about fighting misinformation, a case study of internal DEI reforms, and post-Covid content strategies

Need to Know: April 5, 2021

How to rebound in 2021, journalists share mental health tips, and how investigative reporters organize info

Need to Know: April 2, 2021

Why some cities are incentivizing local newsletters, U.S. newspapers could step up their eEditions, and reads for your weekend