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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: January 24, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Hedge-fund-backed media group Digital First Media makes bid for Gannett (The Wall Street Journal) But did you know: Gannett is laying off journalists across the country (Poynter) Gannett began eliminating jobs all across the country Wednesday in a […]

Need to Know: January 23, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In 2016, The Coral Project unveiled its first product, an open-source app called Trust, to make comments better (Washington Post) But did you know: Vox Media is acquiring The Coral Project, an open-source publishing platform housed within the […]

Need to Know: January 22, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office on Friday denied an explosive BuzzFeed report that his investigators had gathered evidence showing President Trump told his personal lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress (The Washington Post) But did you know: BuzzFeed […]

Need to Know: January 18, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: “Delay, deny and deflect”: How Facebook’s leaders have fought through crisis (The New York Times) But did you know: How Facebook should embrace meaningful interac— er, accountability (Nieman Lab) Researchers from Stanford and Oxford Universities examined Facebook’s attempts to […]

Need to Know: January 17, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: CNN.com editor in chief says the outlet needs to get better at showing its work, and “Dial up the efforts to be transparent about when we get things wrong or when we change things” (Recode) But did you […]

Need to Know: January 16, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The ad-blocking wars are moving to mobile (Poynter) But did you know: Ad blocking is still a ‘substantial threat to publisher revenue streams’ (Digiday) Ad blocking, which caused mild hysteria in 2016, no longer grabs as many headlines but […]

Need to Know: January 15, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Starting in 2014, several media companies began to take their own publishing systems and repurpose them as platforms that could be used by other publishers (Nieman Lab) But did you know: WordPress.com announces funding to design a publishing […]

Need to Know: January 14, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: “Predatory financial institutions have played an enormous, under-appreciated role in the ongoing local journalism apocalypse” (The New Republic) But did you know: Hedge-fund-backed media group Digital First Media makes bid for Gannett (The Wall Street Journal) A hedge-fund-backed […]

Need to Know: January 11, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: As media emphasize subscriptions, news organizations seek to understand different reader types and how to drive each type to subscribe But did you know: Subscription and membership models will become the key revenue focus for the news industry […]

Need to Know: January 10, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Younger Americans are more likely than older Americans to think most news reports are fairly inaccurate, according to our 2018 Media Insight Project study But did you know: People older than 65 share the most fake news, a […]

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