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: June 18, 2021

The pandemic led to more audience-centric reporting, when coordinated online attacks target journalists, and is journalism ableist

Need to Know: June 17, 2021

Free legal help for local news, Googling a journalist gets more interesting, and watch Nextdoor as a misinformation hub

Need to Know: June 16, 2021

How to talk about journalism with relatives, three types of obituaries that draw readers, and how the media is rebounding from 2020

Need to Know: June 15, 2021

Building transparency into reporting, the lack of demand for local news, and ‘gut instinct’ tells many Americans whether to trust news

Need to Know: June 14, 2021

How travel journalism is changing again, covering Indigenous trauma, and ways to get work done away from the desk

Need to Know: June 11, 2021

Can state governments save local news, vaccine fact-checks aren’t keeping pace with disinformation, and adapting print for audio

Need to Know: June 10, 2021

How to improve subscriber retention, setting a tone for newsletter writing, and iPhones may bury news notifications

Need to Know: June 9, 2021

Solutions journalism attracts loyal readers, a modernized system for newspaper public notice ads, and what staff bios should look like

Need to Know: June 8, 2021

API is hiring, how to use explainer videos to break down lengthy investigations, and what journalists should know about guns

Need to Know: June 7, 2021

How to use data to pursue stories, how well do apps convert subscribers, and CPB revenues declined in 2020