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: January 20, 2021

Resources for covering the inauguration, explain how you cover breaking news, and how threats to the press are changing media ethics

Need to Know: January 19, 2021

Advice for covering ongoing election misinformation, a hyperlocal news membership model, and demands for public radio reform

Need to Know: January 15, 2021

A vaccine education toolkit for reporters, readers want ad-supported free newsletters, and why to eschew social media marketing

Need to Know: January 14, 2021

How to choose subscriber-exclusive stories, prepare for online harassment, and can local investors rescue local news

Need to Know: January 13, 2021

Use caution with the label ‘Trump supporter,’ the ‘artificial ceiling’ for digital journalists, and how to explain audience engagement

Need to Know: January 12, 2021

Use Slack to let people speak up about insensitive coverage, how to track source demographics, and the growth of mob thinking

Need to Know: January 11, 2021

It’s not about misinformation anymore, the failure to cover white nationalism, and a membership model for local TV news

Need to Know: January 8, 2021

Tips to support peace in reporting on unrest, how to demonstrate credibility, and a streamlined unpublishing process

Need to Know: January 6, 2021

The best business models for community news orgs, understand how your journalism is perceived, and when to ignore misinformation

Need to Know: January 5, 2021

Overburdened USPS threatens small-town papers, putting a name to editorials, and how local news is covering election fallout