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 31, 2019

The mental health effects of covering trauma, how to build empathy in a workplace, and two newspaper giant consider a merger

Need to Know: May 30, 2019

How to fund local news through donations, why women are underrepresented in photojournalism, and why working long hours doesn’t work

Need to Know: May 29, 2019

Why local reporters need local ties, what a ‘membership editor’ does, and an artificial intelligence that reduces subscriber churn

Need to Know: May 28, 2019

Reserving comments for subscribers, how to set goals that don’t leave you miserable and how Russian journalists persevere

Need to Know: May 24, 2019

How to let spreadsheets do your math, covering climate day-to-day and new models for rural journalism

Need to Know: May 23, 2019

How one newsletter drove 2,000 subscriptions, simple ways to build trust, and dealing with PIOs who obstruct your work

Need to Know: May 22, 2019

Share your ‘why’ with readers to inspire loyalty, tips for audience dev teams, and ideas for covering the 40+ presidential candidates

Need to Know: May 21, 2019

How to make work meaningful, the misinformation campaign of 2020, and apply now for our community-listening program

Need to Know: May 20, 2019

The ‘Thrones bump’ for media comes to an end, change the terms used in climate reporting, and how to properly mourn a lost job

Need to Know: May 17, 2019

Reaching younger audiences through Instagram, search warrant raids on journalists, and take another look at comments sections