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: September 2, 2020

Apply for election coverage micro-grants, Russia targets American journalists, and the new role of service journalism

Need to Know: September 1, 2020

How to combat misinformation and polarization, say how your news org is funded, and an easier way to license photos

Need to Know: August 31, 2020

Get free audience analytics on your election coverage, stop covering the ‘horse race,’ and why meetings are getting shorter

Need to Know: August 28, 2020

How to design news for Instagram, a cautionary tale for remote newsrooms, and thought-provoking reads for your weekend

Need to Know: August 27, 2020

Using targeted newsletters to grow subscriptions, a personalized voting guide for readers, and a look at the ‘Leavers Project’

Need to Know: August 26, 2020

Tips to disseminate voting information, a new experiment in worker-owned media, and should newspapers run lying political ads

Need to Know: August 25, 2020

Sending news updates via text, rethinking what ‘police say,’ and children form a newspaper habit during the pandemic

Need to Know: August 24, 2020

Avoid alarmism when covering school reopenings, Facebook braces for contested election, and what ‘folk theories’ of journalism can tell us

Need to Know: August 21, 2020

Ad-free access as a subscription benefit, print comes to the rescue after a storm, and a new legal battle to watch

Need to Know: August 20, 2020

Email ‘courses’ can help convert subscribers, gaps and bias evident in Spanish-language news, and more newspaper offices go away