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: October 28, 2020

Another government plan to save local news, engaging sports fans on social media, and reporting in graphic-novel form

Need to Know: October 27, 2020

Are journalists too focused on foreign influence, a reporting recipe for political ad targeting, and a COVID-19 data partnership

Need to Know: October 26, 2020

Prepare to cover likely voting scenarios, media mistakes after four years of Trump, and Votebeat’s future plans

Need to Know: October 23, 2020

How to demonstrate credibility, takeaways from election conversations with the AP, and newspapers aren’t protecting their statehouse beats

Need to Know: October 21, 2020

Newsroom hotline connects readers with information, a news app that builds reading habits, and how to explain endorsements

Need to Know: October 20, 2020

SacBee journalists fight pay-for-clicks proposal, local media attracts national advertisers, and a ‘day of action’ for public media diversity

Need to Know: October 19, 2020

Slack-inspired ‘reporter’s notebook’ shares election insights, Twitter’s hacked materials policy, and COVID-19 fuels digital repression

Need to Know: October 16, 2020

Going beyond information needs, entrepreneurial journalists fight hedge funds, and pop-up newsletters capture the moment

Need to Know: October 15, 2020

Explaining political endorsements, should journalists vote, and how to support student journalists’ mental health

Need to Know: October 14, 2020

Subscription tiers inspired by the travel industry, a news cooperative ‘study group,’ and how the 1619 Project took over 2020