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: Nov. 7, 2019

Look outside the field for diverse talent, a ‘tidal wave’ of fake news is coming, and people who pay for Netflix also pay for news

Need to Know: Nov. 6, 2019

How to map a local news ecosystem, explain where your opinion content comes from, and how to keep new subscribers engaged

Need to Know: Nov. 4, 2019

How to prepare for Election Day, fact-checkers push a plan for Facebook ads, and how ‘data voids’ spread misinformation

Need to Know: Nov. 1, 2019

The questions audiences have about your reporting, misinformation turns toward local news, and the significance of Deadspin’s collapse

Need to Know: Oct. 31, 2019

How to do opinion journalism better in a polarized age, some of your subscribers would pay more, and should you cover esports

Need to Know: Oct. 30, 2019

How to get out of a creative rut, how to build trust with disclosure statements, and can a courthouse ban all photography

Need to Know: Oct. 29, 2019

Replace your institutional voice with a personal one, how to cover the ‘arts’ beat for everyone, and how to help your readers help you

Need to Know: Oct. 28, 2019

Platforms paying publishers for news, embracing bilingual news, and adapting to the next major consumer privacy law

Need to Know: Oct. 25, 2019

Subscriber-only podcasts are coming, young audiences have ‘no patience’ for bad UX, and the toll of relentlessly chasing web traffic

Need to Know: Oct. 24, 2019

How Facebook’s news tab will work, improve retention with subscriber-only newsletters, and choosing community over scale