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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.

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Need to Know: September 20, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Google rebranded DoubleClick as Google Ad Manager in effort to simplify advertising for publishers (Google) But did you know: Publishers claim Google Ad Manager has been down for several weeks (Digiday) Publishers have struggled to get visibility on who […]

Need to Know: September 19, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facebook’s screening for political ads nabs news sites instead of politicians (ProPublica) But did you know: Facebook is moving forward with its controversial Ad Archive, with a new system to decide where to include individual publishers in the archive […]

Need to Know: September 18, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard:In 2015, the Justice Department introduced changes to its media guidelines that aimed to protect journalists, after widespread criticism of the Obama administration’s journalist surveillance policy (The Washington Post) But did you know: The Justice Department still has secret […]

Need to Know: September 17, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Local news has borne the brunt of the crashing journalism ecosystem (Nieman Lab) But did you know: $20 million is heading toward local news from the Lenfest Institute and Knight Foundation (Nieman Lab) After initially joining forces to boost […]

Need to Know: September 14, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Women in public-facing journalism jobs are exhausted by harassment (Poynter) But did you know: Nearly one-third of female journalists worldwide consider leaving the profession due to online attacks and threats (International Women’s Media Foundation) In a new report on […]

Need to Know: September 13, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facebook is assigning users who report potentially false posts a credibility score (The Washington Post) But did you know: CrowdTangle now lets journalists report potentially false news on Facebook (Poynter) Facebook has expanded its effort to combat misinformation by […]

Need to Know: September 12, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Americans believe 62 percent of news reporting is biased, and 44 percent is inaccurate (Knight Foundation) But did you know: What Americans say it will take to rebuild their trust in the media (Nieman Lab) In a new survey, […]

Need to Know: September 11, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: After years of growth, the use of social media for news is falling across the world (Nieman Lab) But did you know: Most Americans still get their news from social media, but they don’t expect it to be accurate […]

Need to Know: September 10, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Six women raise new assault and harassment claims against CBS Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves (The New Yorker) But did you know: Leslie Moonves exits CBS without severance package; company says $20 million will be donated to women’s groups […]

Need to Know: September 7, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: 74 percent of Americans agree that the media should serve as a watchdog on government (Freedom Forum Institute) But did you know: New report shows American voters overwhelmingly support press freedom but are missing signs it’s under threat (Reporters […]

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