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: April 1, 2021

Steps to more inclusive reporting, how to promote a major story, and journalists should be free to leave abusive platforms

Need to Know: March 31, 2021

Why socioeconomic diversity matters in journalism, how to respond to critics, and how lawsuits are designed to chill reporting

Need to Know: March 30, 2021

Do journalists transfer too much power to Twitter, how to ask audiences for support, and how mass shooting coverage has changed

Need to Know: March 29, 2021

A new approach to editorial boards, why objectivity conventions are broken, and how news orgs deal (or don’t) with online harassment

Need to Know: March 26, 2021

How to grow a newsletter audience, what’s limiting attempts to stop disinformation, and a newsletter for and by journalists of color

Need to Know: March 25, 2021

Need to Know: How to earn a busy audience’s time, how power influences nonprofit newsrooms, and the national media’s negativity

Need to Know: March 24, 2021

Philanthropy as a ‘third revenue stream’ for news, how to address negative reader feedback, and print deadlines are getting earlier

Need to Know: March 23, 2021

Helping voters navigate elections, will the Supreme Court protect data journalism, and are public notices an endangered revenue stream

Need to Know: March 22, 2021

What news publishers do to retain subscribers, how to attract younger audiences, and making climate reporting more inclusive

Need to Know: March 19, 2021

How to talk to conservative community members, using human-centered design to launch a beat, and lessons from the Atlanta shootings