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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.

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Need to Know: Nov. 1, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The Oklahoman Media Company sold to GateHouse Media and laid off 37 staffers (Poynter) But did you know: GateHouse now owns 145 dailies and has spent more than $1 billion over five years on acquisitions (Poynter) This […]

Need to Know: Oct. 31, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In 2015, there were 205.4 million subscribers to traditional TV, and that will drop to 169.7 million by 2022 (eMarketer) But did you know: A majority of Americans think cable has become ‘unaffordable’ (The Hollywood Reporter) Comcast […]

Need to Know: Oct. 30, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The Skimm got 100,000 people to commit to vote in the midterm elections (Forbes) But did you know: How the Skimm went from a small two-woman operation to being delivered to 7 million readers a day (The […]

Need to Know: Oct. 29, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In the midst of a deepening crisis of public trust for Facebook, the company announced it would de-prioritize publishers’ content in favor of posts from users’ friends (Nieman Lab) But did you know: Facebook referral traffic crashed […]

Need to Know: October 25, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: U.S. progressive news site ThinkProgress claims censorship by Facebook after fact-checkers dispute its headline on Brett Kavanaugh story (Poynter) But did you know: Facebook is now downranking stories with false headlines (Poynter) As of this week, fact-checking outlets working […]

Need to Know: October 24, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Study estimates ad fraud will cost advertisers $19 billion in 2018, representing 9 percent of total digital advertising spend (Business Wire) But did you know: BuzzFeed News investigation exposes multimillion-dollar ad fraud scheme (BuzzFeed News) The massive, sophisticated digital […]

Need to Know: October 23, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: How memberships and donations are helping save independent media across the world (The Guardian) But did you know: How you can be part of a $700,000 experiment in building membership models (Nieman Lab) Studies of the mission-driven news environment […]

Need to Know: October 22, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Jack Dorsey says Twitter is experimenting with features to promote “alternative viewpoints” in people’s timelines (Nieman Lab) But did you know: When Twitter users hear out the other side, they become more polarized (Vox) Does hearing out the other […]

Need to Know: October 19, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: A Treasury official is charged with leaking bank reports to journalist (The New York Times) But did you know: The Trump administration’s new method for cracking down on leakers (Columbia Journalism Review) The Trump administration has now indicted at least […]

Need to Know: October 18, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: A pivot to video is really a “pivot to declining page views” (Digiday) But did you know: A new lawsuit alleges Facebook knowingly misrepresented data that brought on the disastrous ‘pivot to video’ (Nieman Lab) Two years ago, even […]

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