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Need to Know: Friday, July 23, 2021

Weekly roundup — the allure of advice columns, protecting journalists' privacy, and eye-opening weekend reads

Need to Know: July 22, 2021

A model for journalist-academic investigative partnerships, tips to increase sponsorships, and journalism students are filling news gaps

Need to Know: July 21, 2021

How to manage comments on crime coverage, helping readers fight misinformation, and can state and local governments rescue local news

Need to Know: July 20, 2021

How newsroom partnerships can serve new audiences, why advice columns create loyal readers, and Nieman Lab founder faces lawsuit

Need to Know: July 19, 2021

How a local paper started a Spanish-language section, spyware used to target journalists, and behind the scenes of the Epstein coverage

Need to Know: July 16, 2021

Weekly roundup — funding for government reporting, converting to nonprofit status, and the history of a white press and Black America

Need to Know: July 15, 2021

Apply for funding for government reporting, every reporter is a climate reporter, and how to create a streaming newscast

Need to Know: July 14, 2021

How to cover conflict without worsening it, how — and if — news orgs will return to the office, and boards are becoming more diverse

Need to Know: July 13, 2021

How journalists at small newspapers fared in 2020, should newsrooms ignore political stunts, and non-compete clauses could go away

Need to Know: July 12, 2021

How to transition to a nonprofit news model, USPS will raise mailing rates, and how the white press wrote off Black America