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: July 21, 2020

Harassment of women sports journalists is all too common, how to listen and report with communities, and why ‘white’ stays lowercase

Need to Know: July 20, 2020

Switching to a nonprofit model, a ‘time wall’ alternative to a paywall, and broadcasters ask for government relief from COVID-19

Need to Know: July 17, 2020

How to move major events online, expect some subscribers to be less engaged than others, and what might ‘media reparations’ look like

Need to Know: July 16, 2020

How to label opinion content clearly, pandemic accelerates radio’s shift to digital, and how Slack fuels journalists’ reform efforts

Need to Know: July 15, 2020

Free analytics insights for your elections coverage, new help with raising philanthropic support, and how two news orgs can collaborate

Need to Know: July 14, 2020

How to support journalists of color, reporter sues police over arrest, and activists are making fake local news sites

Need to Know: July 13, 2020

Hedge fund wins McClatchy auction, how to measure Instagram engagement, and the media startups choosing to launch in hard times

Need to Know: July 10, 2020

How news startups find their way, digital replicas of print editions can build habits, and the power of saying 'thank you'

Need to Know: July 9, 2020

A more woman-friendly newsroom, unmask sources of disinformation, and protecting journalists from harassment

Need to Know: July 8, 2020

Prying COVID-19 data from the government, engagement tactics for coronavirus coverage, and prominent writers call for ‘open debate’