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. 6, 2020

How to move to a new CMS, what can be done about local news consolidation, and how weathercasters are taking on climate change

Need to Know: Feb. 5, 2020

What makes a good ‘about us’ page, how product teams should work with newsrooms, and should platforms be more responsible for content

Need to Know: Feb. 4, 2020

We’re hiring a community manager for 2020 elections, you can grow audiences by reducing content, and replacing the annual review

Need to Know: Feb. 3, 2020

How journalists are following Iowa politics, conduct a listening tour of voters, and can Spanish-language news in the US be profitable

Need to Know: Jan. 30, 2020

What your subscribers are reading, how to manage up and down, and use ‘behind the story’ cards to build trust

Need to Know: Jan. 30, 2020

Helping news orgs cover the 2020 election, gather story ideas at in-person events, and research that supports investing in trust

Need to Know: Jan. 29, 2020

Use podcasting contests to reach diverse audiences, choosing conversation spaces for readers, and should journalists vote in primaries

Need to Know: Jan. 27, 2020

How to get grants for your journalism, pop-up newsrooms for primaries, and the truth about filter bubbles

Need to Know: Jan. 24, 2020

News collaborations need project managers, how to search 25 million datasets, and how to produce both quality and virality in content

Need to Know: Jan. 23, 2020

Spending money to make money, news orgs collaborate across a state, and what publishers will do with no third-party cookies