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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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  • Off the Top: A different take on the top story of the day.
  • Try This at Home: Useful insights and ideas you can try yourself.
  • Offshore: News and insights from journalism around the world.
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  • Up for Debate: Points of debate and discussion about what’s happening in journalism.
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Need to Know: March 23, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: There are many motives and conditions that together lead a person to subscribe to a news source. Some people are looking for coverage of a particular passion topic. Others have subscribed because of a change in their lifestyle. […]

Need to Know: March 22, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Cambridge Analytica harvested personal information from 50 million Facebook profiles without their permission to build psychological profiles of US voters for its work on Trump’s presidential campaign (New York Times) But did you know: Mark Zuckerberg says […]

Need to Know: March 21, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Google is creating the Google News Initiative, a $300 million project that aims to “elevate and strengthen quality journalism, evolve business models to drive sustainable growth, [and] empower news organizations through technological innovation” (The Keyword) But did […]

Need to Know: March 20, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Tronc chairman Michael Ferro announced on Monday that he is retiring from the company, and CEO Justin Dearborn is expected to succeed Ferro as chairman (Robert Feder) But did you know: As Ferro leaves the company, he’s […]

Need to Know: March 19, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Cambridge Analytica is a data firm that worked on Trump’s presidential campaign, using “psychographic” profiling to create profiles for voters and targeting individuals based on those profiles (Vox) But did you know: Cambridge Analytica harvested personal information […]

Need to Know: March 16, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In TheSkimm’s last round of funding in September 2016, the company was valued at $55 million, and the company planned to use that round of funding to build out a video business (TechCrunch) But did you know: […]

Need to Know: March 15, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced at SXSW this week that YouTube will embed Wikipedia stories next to videos about conspiracy theories (The Verge), making sure “video and text work together” to combat misinformation (Hollywood Reporter) But did […]

Need to Know: March 14, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Last fall, Google ended its “first click free” policy that required news publishers to provide three free articles per day to appear higher in search results, and said it would start developing tools to help publishers with […]

Need to Know: March 13, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Apple is buying digital magazine distributor Texture for an undisclosed sum (Recode), doubling down on its commitment to “quality journalism from trusted sources” (TechCrunch) But did you know: Eddy Cue says that part of why Apple is […]

Need to Know: March 12, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In 2014, The New Yorker took down its paywall (New Yorker), putting it back up five months later and saw an increase in readership and a spike in subscriptions as a result (Poynter) But did you know: […]

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