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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: January 4, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Slow-news membership outlet Tortoise, founded by former BBC head of news James Harding, will exchange breaking news for thoughtful, long-form journalism (The Guardian) But did you know: Tortoise wants members to inform its slow-news coverage via live events […]

Need to Know: January 3, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson said the paper is making “horrible mistakes” and needs a “course correction” (The Daily Beast) But did you know: In her new book Merchants of Truth, former NYT executive editor […]

Need to Know: January 2, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: President Trump averaged 15 false claims a day in 2018 (The Washington Post) But did you know: How to decipher the patterns in Trump’s falsehoods (The New York Times) After nearly two years of assessing Trump’s inaccurate statements, […]

Need to Know: Dec. 21, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: US newsrooms use mobile alerts to define their brand (The Tow Center for Digital Journalism) But did you know: US Newsrooms view mobile alerts as a standalone platform (The Tow Center for Digital Journalism) In 2017, the […]

Need to Know: Dec. 20, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Civil’s initial token sale failed (Medium, Civil) But did you know: The ‘next chapter’ for blockchain company Civil is renewing its focus on journalism (Medium, Civil) “In the days following our failed token sale, I met with […]

Need to Know: December 19, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Nearly one-third of female journalists worldwide consider leaving the profession due to online attacks and threats (International Women’s Media Foundation) But did you know: Female black journalists and politicians get sent an abusive tweet every 30 seconds (MIT Technology […]

Need to Know: December 18, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: New report on Russian disinformation, prepared for the Senate, shows the operation’s scale and sweep (The Washington Post) But did you know: Instagram was bigger Russian election tool than Facebook, Senate report says (Bloomberg) Facebook-owned Instagram played a much […]

Need to Know: December 17, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Last week New York Magazine staffers moved to unionize, adding to a pile of news and magazine organizations that have similarly unionized in recent years (WWD) But did you know: In a chilly year for the news business, union […]

Need to Know: December 14, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: How The Correspondent optimizes everything it does “not for clicks, likes, ads, or journalism prizes, but for trust” (Medium, Jay Rosen) But did you know: The Correspondent hit its crowdfunding goal of $2.5 million thanks to 42,780 members from […]

Need to Know: December 13, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In the era of the “personal news cycle” — where abundant information and constant connectivity gives each individual control of her news consumption — publishers are increasingly treating news as a product But did you know: Why product […]

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