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Need to Know: August 18, 2021

Twitter tests way to report misinformation, will more people pay for opinion newsletters, and how to make news less polarizing

Need to Know: August 17, 2021

How local journalists responded to the UK shooting, making virtual events compelling, and a framework for teaching solutions journalism

Need to Know: August 16, 2021

How conservatives feel about local news, join other journalists on the ‘road to pluralism,’ and NPR launches source tracking tool

Need to Know: August 13, 2021

Weekly roundup — How to revive your homepage, NYT introduces more subscriber-only newsletters, and weekend reads

Need to Know: August 12, 2021

How to stop doing things that aren’t working, newsletters for subscribers only, and sustaining climate coverage

Need to Know: August 11, 2021

Explain the life cycle of a news story, how to grow individual giving, and can ‘citizen influencers’ boost vaccine rates

Need to Know: August 10, 2021

Gannett is changing its crime coverage, what a new lawsuit could mean for women journalists, and Covid coverage isn’t changing behavior

Need to Know: August 9, 2021

How to pursue drone footage, covering COVID with automated news, and tailoring audience ‘listening tours’

Need to Know: August 6, 2021

Weekly roundup — how local news orgs spread vaccine misinfo, how to be accessible on social media, and weekend reads

Need to Know: August 5, 2021

Apply for funding for government reporting, what community-centered journalism looks like, and blind trust is as bad as mistrust