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Need to Know: September 1, 2021

Avoid generalizations in coverage, publishers rethink subscription value, and ways to improve accessibility

Need to Know: August 31, 2021

Republicans’ trust in news has dropped by half, the Covid info parents need, and student journalists struggle

Need to Know: August 30, 2021

How to write better headlines, why trauma reporting should include solutions, and how to design jobs for diverse hires

Need to Know: August 27, 2021

Weekly roundup — Good news about ‘news avoiders,’ a solutions-focused news collaboration, and the impact of wire content on local news

Need to Know: August 26, 2021

Covering an unusual return to school, bringing back the evening edition, and does news affect vaccine hesitancy

Need to Know: August 25, 2021

Is wire content helping or hurting local news, news avoiders versus news addicts, and what responsible vaccine debate looks like

Need to Know: August 24, 2021

Citizen reporters cover crime, how to squash disinformation, and people will donate to climate coverage

Need to Know: August 23, 2021

How journalists and academics can collaborate, trauma support for journalists, and how to boost student newsroom diversity

Need to Know: August 20, 2021

Weekly roundup — Rebuild trust with conservative audiences, how NPR tracks source diversity, and reads for the weekend

Need to Know: August 19, 2021

Are conflicts of interest still a conflict, limited data shouldn’t hinder decisions, and when influencers come for journalists