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: May 12, 2020

Coronavirus data journalism tools, how to understand research studies, and smaller advertisers and ad buys might be better right now

Need to Know: May 11, 2020

Is your remote work sustainable, deciding which news organizations get government support, and mentoring new hires

Need to Know: May 8, 2020

Targeting a middle-age audience, how to report on solutions to big problems, and what to do with a summer of lost internships

Need to Know: May 7, 2020

New revenue success during COVID-19, help readers control news consumption, and half a digital ad's price is lost to middlemen

Need to Know: May 6, 2020

Where to seek grants, monetizing archives, and do journalists trust some sources too easily

Need to Know: May 5, 2020

Pressuring platforms for news revenue, the 2020 Pulitzer Prizes, and offering readers something completely different as a diversion

Need to Know: May 4, 2020

How to ask for audience support, freelancers are not getting bailed out, and when and how to bring journalists back into newsrooms

Need to Know: April 30, 2020

Coaching your team through uncertain times, acquiring subs on Facebook is cheap now, and how the public feels about COVID-19 news

Need to Know: April 29, 2020

Pandemic gives rise to new products, prepare for #GivingNewsDay, and how to stop misinformation at its source

Need to Know: April 28, 2020

How news ecosystems are collaborating, no federal aid for most newspapers, and is 'speculative journalism' innovative or irresponsible