Need to Know newsletter

API’s Need to Know email newsletter provides useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism. We offer both daily and weekly subscription options.

Click here to subscribe.

View recent daily email newsletters.

Need to Know: November 9, 2022

Images of long lines at polls may discourage voting, Alden sells stake in Lee, and Twitter’s new rules create confusion

Need to Know: November 8, 2022

Election Day reporting resources, GOP election deniers have free rein on social media, and the Toronto Star starts automating stories

Election Edition: Last-minute preparations and staying safe

Whatever happens this year will give you a sense of what will be needed for the general election in 2024.

Need to Know: November 4, 2022

Weekly roundup — Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover, the race to label Paul Pelosi’s attacker, and taking your project from passion to profit

Need to Know: November 3, 2022

Right-wing safe spaces, a digital Día de Muertos altar, and turning a passion project into a profitable business

Need to Know: November 2, 2022

Twitter limits content moderation efforts, the value of news aggregators, and how to depolarize headlines

Need to Know: November 1, 2022

Pink slime outlets get $1.6M from PACs, Twitter and AFP boost credible news in Spanish, and Google ads fund disinformation

Election Edition: October 31, 2022

How to cover the intricacies of the voting process.

Need to Know: October 28, 2022

Weekly Roundup — DOJ bans the seizure of reporters’ records, climate newsletter sponsor raises questions, and honing election coverage

Need to Know: October 27, 2022

AI-generated images for sale, reimagining immigration news in North Carolina, and the end of newspaper endorsements