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: August 24, 2020

Avoid alarmism when covering school reopenings, Facebook braces for contested election, and what ‘folk theories’ of journalism can tell us

Need to Know: August 21, 2020

Ad-free access as a subscription benefit, print comes to the rescue after a storm, and a new legal battle to watch

Need to Know: August 20, 2020

Email ‘courses’ can help convert subscribers, gaps and bias evident in Spanish-language news, and more newspaper offices go away

Need to Know: August 19, 2020

Explain how political advertising works, tips to improve remote interviews, and a news vertical aimed at kids

Need to Know: August 18, 2020

Remote work drives local news resurgence, collaboration is up among foreign correspondents, and could PSAs fight conspiracy theories

Need to Know: August 17, 2020

How to make a ‘truth sandwich,’ why journalists should interview nurses, and freelancers form the Portland Press Corps

Need to Know: August 14, 2020

How journalism startups fail, how to handle QAnon conspiracy theorists, and can journalists partner with advocacy groups

Need to Know: August 13, 2020

Major publishers close newsrooms, help your community thank its front-line workers, and how to use immersion journalism to tell a story

Need to Know: August 12, 2020

Regional news collaboratives are a thing, how to take advantage of audience complaints, and engagement tactics for a pandemic

Need to Know: August 11, 2020

Local news startup takes hold in Ohio, fears of a post-Trump news slump, and stop excusing racist rhetoric as a ‘dog whistle’