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 18, 2021

How to help audiences navigate their lives, what makes for a successful narrative podcast, and a holistic approach to journalist safety

Need to Know: May 17, 2021

Why talking to sources in person is important, how to get buy-in for a technical change, and ad dollars are going to Black-owned media

Need to Know: May 14, 2021

A wellness resource for student journalists, how local news can help achieve 70% vaccinated, and turning reporting into short films

Need to Know: May 12, 2021

How to show accountability in daily stories, why impact reports are so important, and the problem with ‘casting calls’ for sources

Need to Know: May 11, 2021

A ‘mini-diary’ of the unionizing experience, Facebook tests prompt to read before sharing, and another community saves its newspaper

Need to Know: May 10, 2021

Building engagement with advice columns, a network for Black and brown news outlets, and how to improve internal communication

Need to Know: May 7, 2021

COVID reporters need help, the role of personal experiences in journalism, and Substack adds support for more complex publications

Need to Know: May 6, 2021

How to build a racially diverse team, the case against Alden, and how to celebrate your organization's history

Need to Know: May 5, 2021

Don’t leave your sources in the dark, how in-person events adapted to the pandemic, and can newsroom employees take public stances

Need to Know: May 4, 2021

How to run a ‘public help desk,’ refocus the opinion pages on regular people, and much NPR content now starts as podcasts