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 8, 2019

How to respond to ‘fake news’ complaints, digital subscriptions still have room to grow, and ways to improve your critical thinking

Need to Know: May 7, 2019

Fact-checkers will fight misinformation on Instagram, how to let bad projects die, and how to get help with listening to audiences

Need to Know: May 6, 2019

What kinds of content drive subscriptions, how regular people wrestle with fake news, and the First Amendment is a roadmap to engagement

Need to Know: May 1, 2019

How to help solve the problems you cover, when crowdsourcing gets you in trouble, and the many story ideas presented by the 2020 census

Need to Know: April 30, 2019

How local news orgs do product management, how to be an ally in the newsroom, and how to handle hacked documents in election coverage

Need to Know: April 29, 2019

Creating a unique social media voice, what could machine learning do for you, and news orgs’ declining influence over elections

Need to Know: April 26, 2019

Adding transparency to your stories, shifting to a nonprofit news mindset, and the struggle to cover misinformation well

Need to Know: April 25, 2019

News needs new processes not just new revenue, everyone wants an editor-in-chief now, and is it time to try TikTok

Need to Know: April 24, 2019

Simple questions to start building trust, why local news orgs are staying away from Apple, and is climate coverage lacking urgency

Need to Know: April 19, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: 80 journalists were killed worldwide in 2018, up from 65 in 2017; more than half were deliberately targeted (Reporters Without Borders) But did you know: Just 8 percent of countries have a media climate considered ‘good’; The […]