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 13, 2019

How engaging polls can increase retention, conspiracy Twitter is out of control, and the unfairness of having to ‘sound like a reporter’

Need to Know: August 12, 2019

Funding to hire local reporters, how to ‘market’ your ideas inside a company, and a new hurdle for the GateHouse-Gannett deal

Need to Know: August 9, 2019

Facebook offers payments for news, use short-run newsletters to build habit, and how to teach journalism principles to an audience

Need to Know: August 8, 2019

Explain how you cover breaking news, build propensity into your paywall, and what to do about misinformation you can’t even see

Need to Know: August 7, 2019

Job opening here at API, storytelling templates you can use, and how to experiment with what coverage audiences want

Need to Know: August 6, 2019

A new structural approach to diversity, what happens to Gannett newsrooms post-merger, and fallout from a NYT page-one headline

Need to Know: August 5, 2019

What we know about a GateHouse-Gannett merger, how a news org can go on hiatus, and top newsrooms recruit interns from elite colleges

Need to Know: August 2, 2019

Lessons from the Subscriptions Accelerator project, hire people from nontraditional backgrounds, and when will print frequency decline

Need to Know: August 1, 2019

We’re hiring a Director of Local News Transformation, don’t overlook subscriber retention, and how to do strategic planning

Need to Know: July 31, 2019

Explain you coverage priorities, climate stories are drawing traffic, and the LA Times warns of low subscriber growth