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API’s Need to Know email newsletter provides fresh, useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism.

The daily edition arrives in inboxes every weekday morning, and helps subscribers stay up to date in this fast-moving industry. It features relevant news as well as bright ideas, insights and conversations that are happening across the field of journalism.

The weekly edition arrives in inboxes every Friday morning. It quickly summarizes the biggest industry news as well as some of the most interesting ideas and advice that have emerged during the week. It also features an item called “Question of the Week.” Every Friday our editors will pose a thought-provoking question about local news, and the following Friday we will feature some of your responses.

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Need to Know: June 9, 2021

Solutions journalism attracts loyal readers, a modernized system for newspaper public notice ads, and what staff bios should look like

Need to Know: June 8, 2021

API is hiring, how to use explainer videos to break down lengthy investigations, and what journalists should know about guns

Need to Know: June 7, 2021

How to use data to pursue stories, how well do apps convert subscribers, and CPB revenues declined in 2020

Need to Know: June 4, 2021

Local news outlets upgrade their apps, a news app for young people, and should photographers be obligated to protect protestors

Need to Know: June 3, 2021

We’re hiring a developer, how George Floyd protests could have been covered better, and platforms will pay Australian news publishers

Need to Know: June 2, 2021

Get support for local accountability reporting, are newsletters and podcasts the future of media, and meet the winners of Substack Local

Need to Know: June 1, 2021

How newsrooms can proactively address trauma, can monthly payments fix the paywall problem, and Report for America’s model goes global

Need to Know: May 28, 2021

Local news should be considered infrastructure, more than 70 newsrooms have closed since 2020, and a new advice column for publishers

Need to Know: May 27, 2021

We’re hiring for local news transformation, how journalism can help a community heal, and the vibrant Asian American media landscape

Need to Know: May 26, 2021

How to organize hyperlocal coverage, tips to raise money for your journalism, and how fact-checkers build uncertainty into their work