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: Sept. 10, 2019

Ideas for local podcasting, social platforms at risk for 2020 disinformation, and when journalism students investigate their own school

Need to Know: Sept. 9, 2019

How people want journalists to use social media, public-service story ideas, and be careful about thinking of audience categories

Need to Know: Sept. 6, 2019

How ‘source hacking’ feeds misinfo to journalists, making evergreen lists, and it’s been two years since the ‘S****y Media Men’ list

Need to Know: Sept. 5, 2019

Newspapers lead in local news production, how journalists and technologists collaborate and safety risks for female journalists

Need to Know: September 4, 2019

Lessons from community organizers, when to correct other journalists’ mistakes, and can social networks take down ‘provably false’ info

Need to Know: September 3, 2019

Young readers say news feels ‘like a chore,’ registering all users is becoming essential and news publishers unite against platforms

Need to Know: August 30, 2019

Closing the gap in leadership skills, how to build trust on social media, and why bias shouldn’t be a dirty word

Need to Know: August 29, 2019

How to make members part of your journalism, how photojournalism can inspire solutions, and how to keep the obit revenue stream alive

Need to Know: August 28, 2019

Use your social media profile to build trust, niche publishers now dominate Capitol coverage, and an AI that generates fake news

Need to Know: August 27, 2019

How to cut print and keep revenue, replace Facebook with push notifications, and ways to use data for local news