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: Feb. 21, 2020

How to write clearly about complex things, is Alden Global Capital an archvillain, and a newsroom with coffee and cocktails on the side

Need to Know: Feb. 20, 2020

Entering the golden age of podcasting, who’s fact-checking Facebook, and the reporter’s burden of online harassment

Need to Know: Feb. 19, 2020

Share your ethics and corrections policies, keep subscription plans simple, and how not to amplify lies

Need to Know: Feb. 18, 2020

Can you automate local news stories, will NPR’s federal funding disappear, and is Wikipedia the ‘last best place’ on the internet

Need to Know: Feb. 14, 2020

How to build audience habits, why more women than men are leaving newsrooms, and show your love for local news today

Need to Know: Feb. 13, 2020

McClatchy files for bankruptcy, how to cut back on content, and how a public TV network expanded its digital audience

Need to Know: Feb. 12, 2020

Rethinking the mugshot gallery, how to talk about your values, and how self-service portals can boost revenue and save time

Need to Know: Feb. 11, 2020

How to see trends in news coverage, relief is coming for California freelancers, and social media shifts toward private groups

Need to Know: Feb. 10, 2020

High-priced subscriptions for news, travel packages can be a revenue stream, and New Hampshire’s top TV station becomes center stage

Need to Know: Feb. 7, 2020

Imposters invade local news, how to explain policy changes to the audience, and growing revenue through the ‘mini-publisher’ approach