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: May 28, 2020

How to count the missing COVID-19 deaths, social platforms may lose liability protections, and when do people believe fact-checks

Need to Know: May 27, 2020

Remember to keep reporting basic pandemic info, retaining recent subscribers, and how to be kind to freelancers

Need to Know: May 26, 2020

Create an effective 'About Us' page, how diversity affects coverage of the pandemic, and today's media stars are a new kind of famous

Need to Know: May 22, 2020

For coronavirus local news is king, how Spotify is changing the podcast business, and when the news isn't new every day

Need to Know: May 21, 2020

Produce an annual impact report about your journalism, set boundaries for off-hours info consumption, and how to lure back advertisers

Need to Know: May 20, 2020

How to identify information needs, demonstrate balance in politics coverage, and how to get a new product's first 1,000 users

Need to Know: May 19, 2020

Community engagement through Zoom, should we create publicly owned newspapers, and is it time to retire the phrase 'going viral'

Need to Know: May 18, 2020

Build lasting audience support during COVID-19, partner with historians to document the pandemic, and what will be left of sportswriting

Need to Know: May 15, 2020

Backlash to social distancing strikes journalists, reach non-internet homes through mail, and diversifying investigative journalism

Need to Know: May 14, 2020

How engaged journalists cover COVID-19, how to lead through anxiety, and help for 2020 election coverage