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Need to Know: September 30, 2021

Readers may see ‘context’ as bias, merger forms large nonprofit news org in Chicago, and assess your ‘AI readiness’

Need to Know: September 29, 2021

How to get quality feedback, engaging local funders, and Gannett faces unfair labor practice charges

Need to Know: September 28, 2021

Learn strategies to retain subscribers, how to identify stakeholders for a story, and Axios’ lean approach to local news

Need to Know: September 27, 2021

News orgs plan to increase climate coverage, how one publisher is preparing for a post-cookie world, and public radio giving slows

Need to Know: September 24, 2021

Weekly roundup — how to retain subscribers, the one-story-a-day model, and relationship-building tactics

Need to Know: Sept. 23, 2021

Explain how and why you cover divisive topics, propaganda in the comment sections, and reader advisory panels

Need to Know: September 22, 2021

How the Post and Courier raised $1M for investigations, climate coverage lessons from Brazil, and asynchronous brainstorming

Need to Know: September 21, 2021

How a publisher succeeds with just one story a day, the future of print, and journalists leaving the industry

Need to Know: September 20, 2020

API’s Metrics for News team is hiring, how to do fewer stories but tell them better, and lessons from a year on Substack

Need to Know: September 17, 2021

Weekly roundup — new hires & funding at API, a $300M fund for local news, and many journalists can’t afford their student loans