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Need to Know: June 23, 2021

Lessons for source auditing, reporter tactics for building trust, and did Alden mislead Tribune shareholders

Need to Know: June 22, 2021

See us at ONA21, rebuilding local news with startups and newsletters, and why the ‘lab leak’ COVID theory was ignored

Need to Know: June 21, 2021

Introducing a new source auditing tool from API, how leaders can respond to burnout, and platforms haven’t helped publishers

Need to Know: June 18, 2021

The pandemic led to more audience-centric reporting, when coordinated online attacks target journalists, and is journalism ableist

Need to Know: June 17, 2021

Free legal help for local news, Googling a journalist gets more interesting, and watch Nextdoor as a misinformation hub

Need to Know: June 16, 2021

How to talk about journalism with relatives, three types of obituaries that draw readers, and how the media is rebounding from 2020

Need to Know: June 15, 2021

Building transparency into reporting, the lack of demand for local news, and ‘gut instinct’ tells many Americans whether to trust news

Need to Know: June 14, 2021

How travel journalism is changing again, covering Indigenous trauma, and ways to get work done away from the desk

Need to Know: June 11, 2021

Can state governments save local news, vaccine fact-checks aren’t keeping pace with disinformation, and adapting print for audio

Need to Know: June 10, 2021

How to improve subscriber retention, setting a tone for newsletter writing, and iPhones may bury news notifications