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 16, 2019

Earn trust through personal interactions, gender equality in sourcing, and how to get a clear vision of your target audience

Need to Know: May 15, 2019

News has shifted toward a subjective tone, ways to restore statehouse coverage, and why aren’t you quoting more nurses

Need to Know: May 14, 2019

Use audience concerns for election coverage, college students value diversity over free speech, and can libraries restore local news

Need to Know: May 13, 2019

Lessons from a newsletter that didn’t work, how to be a productive writer, and where Google is sending news traffic

Need to Know: May 10, 2019

The price of digital subscriptions, reporters who text-message their readers, and how to host a local event

Need to Know: May 9, 2019

Maintaining workplace trust in tough times, how to treat your sources fairly, and the tipping point of getting 1,000 ‘true fans’

Need to Know: May 8, 2019

How to respond to ‘fake news’ complaints, digital subscriptions still have room to grow, and ways to improve your critical thinking

Need to Know: May 7, 2019

Fact-checkers will fight misinformation on Instagram, how to let bad projects die, and how to get help with listening to audiences

Need to Know: May 6, 2019

What kinds of content drive subscriptions, how regular people wrestle with fake news, and the First Amendment is a roadmap to engagement

Need to Know: May 1, 2019

How to help solve the problems you cover, when crowdsourcing gets you in trouble, and the many story ideas presented by the 2020 census