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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.

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Need to Know: October 18, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: A pivot to video is really a “pivot to declining page views” (Digiday) But did you know: A new lawsuit alleges Facebook knowingly misrepresented data that brought on the disastrous ‘pivot to video’ (Nieman Lab) Two years ago, even […]

Need to Know: October 17, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Plan to fix journalism with cryptocurrency draws skepticism, as startup Civil Media falls short of its funding goal in token sale (The Wall Street Journal) But did you know: What’s next after Civil’s token sale failure (Nieman Lab) “It […]

Need to Know: October 16, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: New data tracks how fast news deserts are spreading (Poynter) But did you know: About 1,300 U.S. communities have totally lost news coverage (Poynter) A comprehensive new study released yesterday by the University of North Carolina’s School of Media […]

Need to Know: October 15, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: A Turkish newspaper close to the government has published a list of 15 men suspected of killing Saudi journalist and critic Jamal Khashoggi (The New York Times) But did you know: President Trump vows ‘severe punishment’ if Saudi Arabia […]

Need to Know: October 12, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Blockchain-based journalism startup Civil Media is falling short of its funding goal, as major news organizations pass on partnerships (The Wall Street Journal) But did you know: This week could make — or break — blockchain-powered journalism (CNN) The […]

Need to Know: October 11, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: More reporters are leaving Twitter, saying it’s “unhealthy for many reasons” (The Hill) But did you know: A new study suggests too much time on Twitter affects journalists’ news judgment (Columbia Journalism Review) In a study involving about 200 […]

Need to Know: October 10, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Audiences seem a little more likely to find news credible when “trust indicators” are attached to it, although some people end up trusting news less when they see the source (Nieman Lab) But did you know: 20 leading news […]

Need to Know: October 9, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Newsroom employment dropped nearly a quarter in less than 10 years (Pew Research Center) But did you know: Newsroom employees earn less than other college-educated workers in U.S. (Pew Research Center) According to a Pew Research Center study, newsroom […]

Need to Know: October 8, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Americans’ trust in local news is up (Poynter) But did you know: How much Americans trust 38 major news organizations (hint: not all that much!) (Nieman Lab) “Surveys about ‘media trust’ suffer from a definitional problem,” writes Josh Benton. […]

Need to Know: October 5, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: This map helps people visualize the spread of fake news on Twitter (Poynter) But did you know: Fake news on Twitter hasn’t changed much since the 2016 U.S. presidential election (Poynter) The Knight Foundation released a study on Thursday […]

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