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: August 10, 2020

Revealing true costs of COVID-19 medical bills, how to develop data-driven story ideas, and stop saying ‘officer-involved shooting’

Need to Know: August 7, 2020

Virtual events can make money, are programmatic ads less profitable, and why hedge funds like owning newspapers

Need to Know: August 5, 2020

Help your users be smarter news consumers, fake local news surges as election nears, and how storytelling can explain science

Need to Know: August 4, 2020

Prepare for Election Week not Election Night, proven revenue ideas for publishers, and a new platform for independent media

Need to Know: August 3, 2020

Last day to apply for free API analytics, could the NYT do more to help local news, and Republican convention excludes journalists

Need to Know: July 31, 2020

How nonprofit news earns revenue, how and when to return to the office, and the ‘war for truth’ is not going great

Need to Know: July 30, 2020

Make a ‘playbook’ for getting revenue from projects, partnerships with Black-owned media, and the limits of automation in journalism

Need to Know: July 29, 2020

Need to Know: Answer questions about voting, tracking your city’s economic recovery, and expressing uncertainty in polling data

Need to Know: July 28, 2020

A better way to recruit diverse candidates, what readers want to know about coronavirus, and respecting readers’ digital privacy

Need to Know: July 27, 2020

How to fix your hiring pipeline, reporters going solo on Substack, and podcasters want to run more ads