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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.

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Need to Know: October 4, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: On Wednesday The New York Times published a blockbuster investigation revealing the secret tax schemes used by President Trump and his siblings to reap wealth from the family’s real estate empire (The New York Times) But did you […]

Need to Know: October 3, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The great majority of nonprofit news outlets remains highly dependent on foundation funding (Shorenstein Center) But did you know: Nonprofit news orgs still draw 90 percent of their revenue from philanthropy, but many are building out their revenue streams […]

Need to Know: October 2, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Earlier this year, the Lenfest Institute, News Integrity Initiative, Democracy Fund, and Knight Foundation created the Community Listening and Engagement Fund to help newsrooms adopt new audience engagement tools (Lenfest Institute) But did you know: The Community Listening & […]

Need to Know: October 1, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Minority journalists comprised just 16.6 percent of the workforce in U.S. newsrooms in 2017 (ASNE) But did you know: The White House press room is overwhelmingly white (The Washington Post) The press corps that covers the president has long […]

Need to Know: September 28, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Christine Blasey Ford used The Washington Post’s confidential tip line to report her alleged sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (Slate)  But did you know: Some say the media ‘bullied’ Christine Blasey Ford (Columbia Journalism Review) Opening […]

Need to Know: September 27, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Americans trust their local news sources more than national news (Poynter) But did you know: 56 percent of Americans do not feel connected to their main sources of national news (Pew Research Center) In a recent Pew Research Center […]

Need to Know: September 26, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Apple News shows promise delivering traffic but won’t make up for Facebook shortfalls (Digiday) But did you know: Publishers say they’re seeing little to no ad revenue from Apple News despite huge traffic growth (Slate) As Facebook retreats from […]

Need to Know: September 25, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Blockchain-and-journalism startup Civil launches token sale; says 100 percent of proceeds will go to the Civil Foundation to fuel grants for worthy journalism projects (Medium, Matthew Iles) But did you know: Aiming to attract buyers who aren’t cryptocurrency nerds, […]

Need to Know: September 24, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: We need a new model for tech journalism: “Journalists have been too slow to spot how things have changed and to cover the sector as the corporate behemoth it is” (Columbia Journalism Review) But did you know: Craigslist founder […]

Need to Know: September 21, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Google searches can be a good indicator of the public’s interests, concerns or intentions, but these searches do not necessarily represent users’ opinions (Pew Research Center) But did you know: Ahead of the midterms, Google News Lab created a […]

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