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: July 8, 2019

New email series on retaining diverse staff, how to connect with readers at events, and making global climate change into local news

Need to Know: July 3, 2019

Explain why you publish graphic images, covering the impact of the census, and the advantages of using comics for news

Need to Know: July 2, 2019

News job cuts are worst since 2009, tips for doing better ‘engaged journalism,’ and ways to reach a more diverse audience

Need to Know: July 1, 2019

What keeps subscribers coming back, using journalism to confront deep problems, and news personalization is getting better

Need to Know: June 28, 2019

How to add context on social media, how journalists view their audiences, and insightful reads for your weekend

Need to Know: June 27, 2019

A sports-only subscription captures out-of-market readers, minimizing harm from graphic images, and how to create a peer network

Need to Know: June 26, 2019

Create a newsroom handout, how to spot manipulated video, and behind the shakeup in the NYT Metro department

Need to Know: June 25, 2019

A Trust 101 class for journalists, how to be mobile-friendly, and common myths about online communities

Need to Know: June 24, 2019

Google will make it easier to bypass paywalls, the next evolution in fact-checking, and how to improve academic-newsroom partnerships

Need to Know: June 21, 2019

How to get the most out of Slack, a CRM for local news, and how librarians and journalists are teaming up