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: Jan. 10, 2020

Reporters tracking subscription conversions, creating a citizens’ agenda for campaign coverage, and how Slack is enabling unionization

Need to Know: Jan. 9, 2020

Twitter to let users manage replies, how to spark team creativity by embracing uncertainty, and mapping local news in a region

Need to Know: Jan. 8, 2020

5 business models to watch, how bots are destroying political discourse, and publishers may unite to negotiate with platforms

Need to Know: Jan. 7, 2020

News outlets swear off polls and horserace coverage, covering the Iran conflict, and creative newsroom-library collaborations

Need to Know: Jan. 6, 2020

A talent crisis in local news, online media job growth, and how to use constructive journalism to engage audiences

Need to Know: Jan. 3, 2020

Last chance to apply for our internship, how to use a Customer Lifetime Value metric, and a trend of ‘speculative journalism’

Need to Know: Jan. 2, 2020

Getting hard-to-reach sources, churn becomes a central problem, and New Year’s resolutions for covering President Trump

Need to Know: Dec. 23, 2019

Publishers look to non-Facebook traffic sources, closing a toxic comments section, and what happens when local papers close

Need to Know: Dec. 20, 2019

Subscribers may demand fewer ads, data journalists supporting each other, and a better approach to crime reporting

Need to Know: Dec. 19, 2019

Sell subscriptions by showcasing the journalism, collaborating with student journalists, and tracking your source diversity