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: December 1, 2020

Mapping Black media, reporting on COVID-19 for Indigenous communities, and the business model for media is ‘fine’

Need to Know: November 30, 2020

Fold climate change into other beats, most female journalists have experienced online harassment, and the new online interview

Need to Know: November 25, 2020

Humanize COVID-19 fatigue, how local journalists are covering Thanksgiving 2020, and why ‘saving democracy’ is becoming an excuse

Need to Know: November 24, 2020

Why journalists need a product mindset, what to consider when launching digital subscriptions, and traffic stories unite readers

Need to Know: November 23, 2020

News outlets invest in service journalism, when to avoid anonymous sources, and why programmers are in demand in newsrooms

Need to Know: November 20, 2020

What sustainable news orgs have in common, how to find diverse sources, and how newspaper ads spread lies

Need to Know: November 19, 2020

Subscription success centered on newsletters, the national outlets entering local news, and misinformation’s hold on GOP partisans

Need to Know: November 18, 2020

Audiences are turning away from COVID-19 coverage, how comics journalism fights news fatigue, and API welcomes two new board members

Need to Know: November 17, 2020

Explain how you investigate claims of voter fraud, helping audiences tell their own stories, and who are the ‘Substackerati’

Need to Know: November 16, 2020

How to cover crises on Twitter, post-voting stories you should be covering, and why the United States’ political divide is exceptional