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: February 8, 2021

How texting can engage subscribers, how the media plays into extreme politics, and could lawsuits help fight election disinformation

Need to Know: February 5, 2021

Branded content was an effective revenue generator in 2020, NPR launches investigations team, and weekend reads

Need to Know: February 4, 2021

A news startup pivots, explain sponsored content, and the trend of using databases to share more diverse sources

Need to Know: February 3, 2021

Explain any changes to national political coverage, a collaboration to cover Super Bowl LV, and using Instagram to boost subscriptions

Need to Know: February 2, 2021

Is keeping comments worth it, a free app to help journalists track local government, and a new approach to politics reporting

Need to Know: February 1, 2021

Less polarizing opinion sections, how newsgathering has changed during COVID-19, and equitable climate reporting

Need to Know: January 29, 2021

How to cover polarizing issues, newspaper chain converts to nonprofit status, and a media partnership to raise money for kids

Need to Know: January 28, 2021

A new chapter for the press, how Google searches impact trust in news, and a smart partnership to rescue hyperlocal news

Need to Know: Jan. 27, 2021

New leaders sought for many major news orgs, build news literacy into your journalism, and how to cover preliminary scientific research

Need to Know: January 26, 2021

Why audience work should be more valued, a local-national partnership to reach communities of color, and ads aren’t the way forward