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: Nov. 26, 2019

Transforming a rural newspaper to digital-first, adding statehouse coverage to 14 states, and how engagement builds trust and revenue

Need to Know: Nov. 25, 2019

How to do your own user research, entrepreneurial journalists tell their stories, and is chasing ‘scale’ the enemy of local news

Need to Know: Nov. 22, 2019

Twitter lets users hide replies they dislike, collaborations to solve community issues, and how bad is the local news crisis

Need to Know: Nov. 21, 2019

Mobile dominates news consumption now, newspapers increasingly under hedge fund control, and do we need so many impeachment podcasts

Need to Know: Nov. 20, 2019

Make email newsletters more effective, a national news organization for women, and show readers you do more than politics and crime

Need to Know: Nov. 19, 2019

People pay for accountability journalism, how to hire for product roles, and movements that are changing journalism’s culture

Need to Know: Nov. 18, 2019

Apply for our summer internship, public attitudes toward supporting local news, and taking TV news to a hyperlocal level

Need to Know: Nov. 15, 2019

How to take a newspaper to nonprofit status, publishers might be fine without Google News, and student journalists face blowback

Need to Know: Nov. 14, 2019

McClatchy considers sale for financial relief, why continuous news feeds work, and how ‘satire’ is disguising disinformation

Need to Know: Nov. 13, 2019

Decide when to unpublish old reports, how to communicate metrics, and so far the 2020 election coverage is not great