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: July 29, 2019

Doing fewer stories can create more engagement, how investigative reporting took down a governor, and is Facebook’s model broken

Need to Know: July 26, 2019

Journalists’ social media use is harming them, how WaPo’s tech lab will analyze elections, and telling the climate story through a game

Need to Know: July 25, 2019

Look past the ‘optics’ of Mueller testimony, news website traffic plateaus, and please explain why a source was not available

Need to Know: July 24, 2019

How to decide which ideas to pursue, do statewide investigations with partners, and the freelancer’s struggle to get paid

Need to Know: July 23, 2019

Letting journalists plan your events, advice columns are great for engagement, and keep your subscription options simple

Need to Know: July 22, 2019

How to develop products for audience needs, European lessons for engaged journalism, and what unpaid contributor models might support

Need to Know: July 19, 2019

GateHouse-Gannett merger talks, how necessary is your journalism, and can local news blossom again in Youngstown

Need to Know: July 18, 2019

How journalists can work with historians, can podcasts be listener-supported, and should journalists decide what is ‘racist’

Need to Know: July 17, 2019

How to get reader feedback every day, what worries young journalists, and why you should think more about the power of nostalgia

Need to Know: July 16, 2019

How to investigate on Facebook, how one state created funding for local news, and when discount subscriptions may backfire