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: Jan. 21, 2020

Tips for requesting police records, how can photojournalists build trust, and Chicago Tribune staff seek new owner

Need to Know: Jan. 17, 2020

Does newspaper circulation matter anymore, how to cover protests fairly, and state funding for local news in New Jersey

Need to Know: Jan. 16, 2020

Hiring engagement-focused roles, how to track audience impact, and does news coverage ‘whitewash’ President Trump

Need to Know: Jan. 15, 2020

Advertising faces the end of cookies, how to diversify your newsroom, and how to tell stories with data

Need to Know: Jan. 14, 2020

Culture-killing phrases to avoid in your newsroom, swapping iPads for print editions, and many tricky ethical judgments in Iran coverage

Need to Know: Jan. 13, 2020

Foundation funding for nonprofit journalism, loss of local news is a bipartisan issue, and lawsuits over gender pay gap in media

Need to Know: Jan. 10, 2020

Reporters tracking subscription conversions, creating a citizens’ agenda for campaign coverage, and how Slack is enabling unionization

Need to Know: Jan. 9, 2020

Twitter to let users manage replies, how to spark team creativity by embracing uncertainty, and mapping local news in a region

Need to Know: Jan. 8, 2020

5 business models to watch, how bots are destroying political discourse, and publishers may unite to negotiate with platforms

Need to Know: Jan. 7, 2020

News outlets swear off polls and horserace coverage, covering the Iran conflict, and creative newsroom-library collaborations