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Need to Know: November 24, 2021

How to prevent a hedge fund takeover of local news, what is a ‘subscriber,’ and how to host community conversations

Need to Know: November 23, 2021

Learn about source diversity tracking, Alden bids for Lee Enterprises, and making the Facebook Papers public

Need to Know: November 22, 2021

Can low-cost training substitute for j-school, hackers targeted Lee Enterprises, and how to talk about executions

Need to Know: November 19, 2021

Weekly roundup — The FTC’s crackdown on publishers, hybrid work is here to stay, and Substack’s million-subscriber milestone

Need to Know: November 18, 2021

How to repurpose evergreen content, an incubator for local news startups, and obituaries can attract enormous readership

Need to Know: November 17, 2021

Products to help news orgs build trust, how to manage notifications, and a new fund to support local investigative reporting

Need to Know: November 16, 2021

Retain at-risk subscribers, interpreting 'impartiality', and Substack hits a million-subscribers milestone

Need to Know: November 15, 2021

Hybrid work will be the norm for news orgs, crowdsourcing information for investigative reporting, and tips for audio interviews

Need to Know: November 12, 2021

Weekly roundup — A model for community-led reporting, a new platform for independent journalists, and a look at Twitter Blue

Need to Know: November 11, 2021

A Substack for business journalists, how to raise local philanthropy money, and API is hiring an editorial associate