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: April 3, 2020

Tools and funding for COVID coverage, help readers help each other, and how to cover today's jobs report

Need to Know: April 2, 2020

Getting your news to those who need it, problems with the White House briefings, and what could government really do to help local news

Need to Know: April 1, 2020

How to track audience questions about COVID-19, how to diminish political squabbles, and when should paywalls tighten again

Need to Know: March 31, 2020

Mass furloughs at biggest U.S. newspaper publisher, cutting print to save money, and a crackdown on press freedom

Need to Know: March 30, 2020

Are journalists in danger at press conferences, NYT shares its virus dataset, and which kinds of news orgs will get financial aid

Need to Know: March 27, 2020

How to get critical information to everyone, outbreak is good for subscriptions but bad for ads, and lessons learned so far

Need to Know: March 26, 2020

Fitting into readers’ new routines, how local news can support local business, and how broadcasters adapt to social distancing

Need to Know: March 25, 2020

Funding and tools to cover coronavirus, how to not spread misinformation, and stop calling it a 'paywall'

Need to Know: March 24, 2020

Connect readers with resources, the ethics of paywalling coronavirus coverage, and tell your audience how you fight misinformation

Need to Know: March 23, 2020

Get free coronavirus analytics from Metrics for News, pandemic coverage boosts traffic but not ads, and how newsrooms are using Zoom