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: July 13, 2020

Hedge fund wins McClatchy auction, how to measure Instagram engagement, and the media startups choosing to launch in hard times

Need to Know: July 10, 2020

How news startups find their way, digital replicas of print editions can build habits, and the power of saying 'thank you'

Need to Know: July 9, 2020

A more woman-friendly newsroom, unmask sources of disinformation, and protecting journalists from harassment

Need to Know: July 8, 2020

Prying COVID-19 data from the government, engagement tactics for coronavirus coverage, and prominent writers call for ‘open debate’

Need to Know: July 7, 2020

How to cover ‘defund the police’, can a news org quit Facebook, and announcing the newest Table Stakes cohort

Need to Know: July 6, 2020

Where people are getting COVID-19 news, fighting police subpoenas, and what journalists of color are going through now

Need to Know: July 1, 2020

Questioning police reports, how to host ‘town halls’ that amplify voices, and how great journalism inspires future journalists

Need to Know: June 30, 2020

Who might buy McClatchy and Tribune, ways TV news can earn trust on air, and why mistakes shouldn’t lead to canceled subscriptions

Need to Know: June 29, 2020

Is your state ready for November, overcoming systemic racism in newsrooms, and most Americans say news orgs don't understand them

Need to Know: June 26, 2020

Conservative media makes the pandemic worse, raise funds for local news beats, and stopping the spread of outdated stories