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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.

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Need to Know: March 2, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: ESPN announced in January that it was “exploring multiple options” for FiveThirtyEight, including a possible sale (Variety) But did you know: The finalists to acquire FiveThirtyEight are ABC News, The Atlantic and The Athletic (Wall Street Journal) […]

Need to Know: March 1, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: “For journalism it truly is the best of times and the worst of times. The best, in that never has there been more opportunity for creative storytelling, audience expansion, and crafting or grasping new digital tools for […]

Need to Know: Feb. 28, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facebook started making changes to its news feed earlier this year, emphasizing posts from a user’s friends over posts from publishers (CNN Tech) But did you know: Facebook is launching Local News Subscriptions Accelerator, a $3 million […]

Need to Know: Feb. 27, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: “Critics frequently charge that the Times is preoccupied with giving a voice to Trump supporters or even just saying something nice about the president, and the paper has openly struggled with how to cover racists. … And […]

Need to Know: Feb. 26, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The investigation into Newsweek’s finances and ties to a Bible college is widening, triggered by suspicious loan applications that may have included bogus financials approved by a phony auditor (Wall Street Journal) But did you know: ‘Newsweek’s […]

Need to Know: Feb. 23, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: As print revenue has declined at newspaper companies, digital revenue has struggled to make up for the losses (Wall Street Journal) But did you know: At traditional newspaper companies, digital revenue is getting to the point where […]

Need to Know: Feb. 22, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Alt-right leaders can no longer spread disinformation on Medium (The Outline) and founder of Gateway Pundit Jim Hoft has been pulled from a panel planned to coincide with the Conservative Political Action Conference after his website propagated […]

Need to Know: Feb. 21, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Last spring, BH Media Group eliminated 289 jobs, saying that print ad losses couldn’t be offset by digital growth (Wall Street Journal) But did you know: BH Media Group is eliminating 148 jobs and not filling 101 […]

Need to Know: Feb. 20, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Last week, special counsel Robert Mueller filed an indictment against 13 Russian nationals, detailing how Russia used Facebook, Twitter and other social platforms to influence the 2016 presidential election (Recode) But did you know: Facebook executive Rob […]

Need to Know: Feb. 16, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The Boston Herald filed for bankruptcy in December, and was expected to be bought by GateHouse Media (Boston Business Journal) But did you know: Digital First Media wins the auction for the Boston Herald with an $11.9 […]

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