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: February 3, 2021

Explain any changes to national political coverage, a collaboration to cover Super Bowl LV, and using Instagram to boost subscriptions

Need to Know: February 2, 2021

Is keeping comments worth it, a free app to help journalists track local government, and a new approach to politics reporting

Need to Know: February 1, 2021

Less polarizing opinion sections, how newsgathering has changed during COVID-19, and equitable climate reporting

Need to Know: January 29, 2021

How to cover polarizing issues, newspaper chain converts to nonprofit status, and a media partnership to raise money for kids

Need to Know: January 28, 2021

A new chapter for the press, how Google searches impact trust in news, and a smart partnership to rescue hyperlocal news

Need to Know: Jan. 27, 2021

New leaders sought for many major news orgs, build news literacy into your journalism, and how to cover preliminary scientific research

Need to Know: January 26, 2021

Why audience work should be more valued, a local-national partnership to reach communities of color, and ads aren’t the way forward

Need to Know: January 25, 2021

Supporting the 'right to forget', a better ad model for local news, and better online security guides for journalists

Need to Know: January 22, 2021

Trust in news is at a new low, how to reach new audiences with climate reporting, and why foundations are investing in local news

Need to Know: Jan. 21, 2021

Engaging Latino audiences, how to keep injustice a focus of news reporting, and rethink goal-setting for 2021