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: March 6, 2020

Reach readers where they are, the ‘infodemic’ of virus misinformation, and a great example of news process transparency

Need to Know: March 5, 2020

What readers wonder about the journalism process, how big are partisan news bubbles, and can ‘information districts’ fund local news

Need to Know: March 4, 2020

We’re hiring a marketing manager, you can get more traffic from less content, and how to do better calls-to-action

Need to Know: March 3, 2020

Covering coronavirus effectively, Tribune reporters try to find their own buyer, and how important was ‘fake news’ in the 2016 election

Need to Know: March 2, 2020

How to remove your personal information from the internet, stand up to attacks on reporters, and how the Afghanistan Papers came out

Need to Know: Feb. 28, 2020

Layoffs at Gannett, rethinking newspaper endorsements, and a play about local news

Need to Know: Feb. 27, 2020

Project Veritas strikes again, building engagement into everyday reporting, and how to turn your homepage into a donation destination

Need to Know: Feb. 26, 2020

Tips for listening to your community, freelancers share pay rates, and whose job is it to retain subscribers

Need to Know: Feb. 25, 2020

How to prepare for election shenanigans, creating pool funds for local news, and how journalism schools should modernize

Need to Know: Feb. 24, 2020

Reader revenue lessons from abroad, ‘bothsidesism’ is doing real damage, and teaching people to spot fake news