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: March 22, 2021

What news publishers do to retain subscribers, how to attract younger audiences, and making climate reporting more inclusive

Need to Know: March 19, 2021

How to talk to conservative community members, using human-centered design to launch a beat, and lessons from the Atlanta shootings

Need to Know: March 18, 2021

How to cover violence against Asian Americans, get help starting a local news site, and how cable news polarizes COVID

Need to Know: March 17, 2021

More newsrooms are creating community advisory groups, resurrecting an abolitionist newspaper, and when to not cover outrageous claims

Need to Know: March 16, 2021

Report shows ‘explosive growth’ in digital news outlets, partisan sites erode trust in local news, and detecting fake science news

Need to Know: March 15, 2021

Small ways to keep subscribers coming back, a new suitor emerges for Tribune Publishing, and the inclusivity debate around crosswords

Need to Know: March 12, 2021

How Facebook puts users in ‘information silos,’ combatting vaccine misinformation door-to-door, and the barriers posed by j-schools

Need to Know: March 11, 2021

How to avoid burnout, the eEdition can retain print subscribers, and what does PBS know about depolarizing audiences

Need to Know: March 10, 2021

A technique to build source diversity, longform journalism looks different in the digital era, and can billionaires save news orgs

Need to Know: March 9, 2021

Great examples of service journalism from 2020, how to cover vaccine hesitancy, and reporting that helps victims of gun violence