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: October 13, 2020

Explaining government to readers, fake news on Facebook is up from 2016, and Trump fans have a vastly different view of the pandemic

Need to Know: October 12, 2020

Launching a Spanish-language newsletter during COVID-19, converting stories for Instagram, and crowdsourced fact checking works

Need to Know: October 9, 2020

A collaborative effort to save local sports coverage, local news needs a funding pipeline, and how to set up journalism collaborations

Need to Know: October 8, 2020

How to help make up lost ad revenue, the role of local news in disease detection, and hyperlocal news hubs sprout up

Need to Know: October 7, 202

Make specific coverage promises, ‘harvesting news’ to improve information equity, and what tech antitrust laws could mean for news

Need to Know: October 6, 2020

Meet our elections grantees, how to cover America’s elderly leaders, and fighting parachute journalism in Appalachia

Need to Know: October 5, 2020

Audience-centered coverage of Trump’s recovery, women more likely to leave the workforce, and how coronavirus misinformation has evolved

Need to Know: October 2, 2020

Could tax credits help save local news, how podcasts build community, and how Big Tech compromises media independence

Need to Know: October 1, 2020

Print-to-iPad switch pays off, Google will pay local news publishers to ‘showcase’ news, and are newsletters maxing out

Need to Know: September 30, 2020

Provide support (not anxiety) during elections, a tool to track polling place changes, and how collective ownership could work