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: Oct. 23, 2019

How David Fahrenthold digs into the Trump Org, how to turn students into sleuths in 15 weeks, and paywall strategies during emergencies

Need to Know: Oct. 22, 2019

Could you get taxpayers to support local news, a recipe for loyal subscription revenue, and are journalists similar to ‘influencers’

Need to Know: Oct. 21, 2019

How to retain your subscribers, did the media cause America’s polarization, and when student journalism is the local news

Need to Know: Oct. 18, 2019

How to support more DEI in journalism, how to use Reddit for local journalism and should debate moderators ask ‘softball’ questions

Need to Know: Oct. 17, 2019

How to cover extremism without amplifying it, why content isn’t enough in an ‘experience economy’ and should old tweets disappear

Need to Know: October 16, 2019

Invite people into your newsroom to build trust, a new investigative unit forms, and how to report on polls about impeachment

Need to Know: October 15, 2019

A newspaper *launches* in Denver, how to search the ‘deep web’ beyond Google and how Trump inspires ‘dangerous’ hatred of journalists

Need to Know: Oct. 14, 2019

How to be an empathetic journalist, options for public support of local news and how to do a pop-up newsroom

Need to Know: October 11, 2019

Share your data analysis to earn trust, paywalled news in times of local safety concerns, and thoughtful reads for your weekend

Need to Know: Oct. 10, 2019

Using a mini-publisher approach to open new revenue streams, trends fact-checkers see in political claims, and ‘data as content’