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: January 4, 2021

Hedge fund Alden seeks to own Tribune, finding sustainability in memberships, and new rules for newsgathering by drone

Need to Know: December 23, 2020

Using grant funding to match ad spending, a new New Deal Writers’ Project, and how Google News drives readers away from local news

Need to Know: December 22, 2020

Top collaborative journalism projects of 2020, resurfacing content with service journalism, and fake news targets immigrants

Need to Know: December 21, 2020

Diversifying revenue during the pandemic, the dangers of the ‘podcasting gold rush,’ and more digital media acquisitions to come

Need to Know: December 18, 2020

How to rethink beats to become a watchdog newsroom, anti-vaxxers target local TV news, and a model for pop-up newsrooms

Need to Know: December 17, 2020

Change the crime beat, it’s been a good year for digital subscriptions, and learn about your ‘true believers’

Need to Know: December 16, 2020

Journalists need to address the conservative trust gap, a collective to launch local news orgs, and open-source content audit tools

Need to Know: December 15, 2020

Philanthropy is a key funding source for local news, 2020 was the year of nonprofit news, and how to build community partnerships

Need to Know: December 14, 2020

News outlets are making money from software, how local food writing is changing, and the ‘whisper culture’ in political journalism

Need to Know: December 11, 2020

Google is launching a global vaccine media hub, how soon could frontline journalists get vaccinated, and The Correspondent is closing