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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.

Need to Know: October 12, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Blockchain-based journalism startup Civil Media is falling short of its funding goal, as major news organizations pass on partnerships (The Wall Street Journal) But did you know: This week could make — or break — blockchain-powered journalism (CNN) The […]

Need to Know: October 11, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: More reporters are leaving Twitter, saying it’s “unhealthy for many reasons” (The Hill) But did you know: A new study suggests too much time on Twitter affects journalists’ news judgment (Columbia Journalism Review) In a study involving about 200 […]

Need to Know: October 10, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Audiences seem a little more likely to find news credible when “trust indicators” are attached to it, although some people end up trusting news less when they see the source (Nieman Lab) But did you know: 20 leading news […]

Need to Know: October 9, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Newsroom employment dropped nearly a quarter in less than 10 years (Pew Research Center) But did you know: Newsroom employees earn less than other college-educated workers in U.S. (Pew Research Center) According to a Pew Research Center study, newsroom […]

Need to Know: October 8, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Americans’ trust in local news is up (Poynter) But did you know: How much Americans trust 38 major news organizations (hint: not all that much!) (Nieman Lab) “Surveys about ‘media trust’ suffer from a definitional problem,” writes Josh Benton. […]

Need to Know: October 5, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: This map helps people visualize the spread of fake news on Twitter (Poynter) But did you know: Fake news on Twitter hasn’t changed much since the 2016 U.S. presidential election (Poynter) The Knight Foundation released a study on Thursday […]

Need to Know: October 4, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: On Wednesday The New York Times published a blockbuster investigation revealing the secret tax schemes used by President Trump and his siblings to reap wealth from the family’s real estate empire (The New York Times) But did you […]

Need to Know: October 3, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The great majority of nonprofit news outlets remains highly dependent on foundation funding (Shorenstein Center) But did you know: Nonprofit news orgs still draw 90 percent of their revenue from philanthropy, but many are building out their revenue streams […]

Need to Know: October 2, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Earlier this year, the Lenfest Institute, News Integrity Initiative, Democracy Fund, and Knight Foundation created the Community Listening and Engagement Fund to help newsrooms adopt new audience engagement tools (Lenfest Institute) But did you know: The Community Listening & […]

Need to Know: October 1, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Minority journalists comprised just 16.6 percent of the workforce in U.S. newsrooms in 2017 (ASNE) But did you know: The White House press room is overwhelmingly white (The Washington Post) The press corps that covers the president has long […]

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