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: April 2, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: New York Times CEO warns publishers against Apple News ahead of launch (Reuters) But did you know: Apple News+ could lead to a massive value destruction for the magazine industry (Monday Note) Apple’s digital kiosk is a terrible deal […]

Need to Know: April 1, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Microsoft bans April Fools’ Day pranks, saying they “have limited positive impact and can actually result in unwanted news cycles” (The Verge) But did you know: How April Fools’ pranks might help researchers better detect fake news (Nieman Lab) […]

Need to Know: March 29, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: News publishers’ digital archives are not as complete or long-lasting as they should be — or could be, leading to “a kind of Orwellian ‘memory hole’ of our own unintentional making” (Reynolds Journalism Institute) But did you […]

Need to Know: March 28, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The Correspondent announces it will close its New York office and move to its headquarters in Amsterdam (Medium, The Correspondent) But did you know: The Correspondent’s editor-in-chief talks about what U.S. expansion means (and doesn’t — an office) (Nieman […]

Need to Know: March 27, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Google offers news business a $300 million olive branch (Columbia Journalism Review) But did you know: Google will fund new local media sites (Axios) Google is launching the Local Experiments Project, an effort to fund dozens of new local […]

Need to Know: March 26, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: One-in-five YouTube users say it is very important for helping them understand events that are happening in the world (Pew Research Center) But did you know: ‘Bundles always dilute the brand’: Publishers grapple with Apple’s new subscription service (Digiday) […]

Need to Know: March 22, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: One-in-five YouTube users say it is very important for helping them understand events that are happening in the world (Pew Research Center) But did you know: Time spent on mobile jumps up: YouTube corners ~40 percent of traffic, Facebook […]

Need to Know: March 21, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facebook is building out “accelerator” programs to help publishers develop subscription and membership revenue (Facebook) But did you know: Google starts ‘subscriptions lab’ for local publishers to develop paid content (Digiday) Google is adding to its year-old Google News […]

Need to Know: March 20, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facebook is committing $300 million to support news, with an emphasis on local (Nieman Lab) But did you know: How Facebook is spending more to ensure wary publishers rely on it less (Digiday) After years of courting publishers to […]

Need to Know: March 19, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In 2018 Facebook announced it will launch Today In, a section in News Feed that will highlight local news and information (Facebook) But did you know: In many cases, Facebook can’t find enough local news for its Today In […]