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: June 11, 2020

How to help communities heal, news orgs are forced to change in public, and will some newsroom offices never reopen

Need to Know: June 10, 2020

News orgs abandon office leases, how to acknowledge mistakes publicly, and Facebook News launches

Need to Know: June 9, 2020

Allowing reporters to protest, community forums through live video, and newspapers are more responsive to backlashes now

Need to Know: June 8, 2020

The role of a journalist right now, how to increase trust during protest coverage, and sportswriter layoffs at the Athletic

Need to Know: June 5, 2020

Journalists of color tire of shouldering the newsroom's burden, should protest photos show faces, and why you need a labor beat now

Need to Know: June 4, 2020

Furloughed reporters get recalled, NYT staff revolts over op-ed, and the weight of reporting while Black

Need to Know: June 3, 2020

Share your humanity when reporting on protests, how your passive language obscures police violence, and how to apologize for bias

Need to Know: June 2, 2020

Curfew orders restrict journalists, free analytics for elections coverage, and don't skimp on performance reviews during COVID-19

Need to Know: June 1, 2020

Journalists face high risk covering protests, Facebook refuses to regulate threats, and in elections coverage answer the basic questions

Need to Know: May 29, 2020

We're hiring community managers, adopt a 'help desk' engagement model, and building news brands on individual talent