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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: July 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 — but messaging apps are picking up the slack (Nieman Lab) But did you know: How journalists can report from within chat apps […]

Need to Know: July 10, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: YouTube promoted conspiracy videos attacking survivors of the Parkland, Fla., and Las Vegas mass shootings (The Guardian) But did you know: YouTube debuts plan to promote and fund ‘authoritative’ news (Wired) YouTube announced on Monday a slew of new […]

Need to Know: July 9, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Twitter ramps up fight against abuse and malicious bots (Bloomberg) But did you know: Twitter is sweeping out fake accounts like never before, putting user growth at risk (The Washington Post) Twitter has sharply escalated its battle against […]

Need to Know: July 6, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Media fight access restrictions on child detention centers (The New York Times) But did you know: For journalists covering prisons, the First Amendment is little help (Columbia Journalism Review) Government practices and policies that limit press access to […]

Need to Know: July 5, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Canceling newspaper subscriptions can be hard (Twitter, @laurahazardowen) But did you know: Thanks to California, a news site (or other business) now has to let you cancel your subscription online (Nieman Lab) A California law that went into effect […]

Need to Know: July 3, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: New Jersey approves $5M in state funding for the Civic Information Consortium, a collaborative nonprofit effort to invest in local news (NJ.com) But did you know: Why the Civic Info Bill in New Jersey is such a huge deal […]

Need to Know: July 2, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Five employees of Annapolis’s Capital Gazette were killed Thursday in a targeted attack on the newspaper (The Baltimore Sun) But did you know: How the surviving staff of the Capital Gazette will continue to put out the seven-day-a-week paper […]

Need to Know: June 29, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Five dead in “targeted attack” at Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis (The Baltimore Sun) But did you know: ‘We are putting out a damn paper tomorrow’: Capital Gazette journalists report on shooting in their own newsroom (Capital Gazette) From […]

Need to Know: June 28, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard:  Five decades after Kerner Report, representation remains an issue in media (Columbia Journalism Review) But did you know: While more women are taking on leadership roles in radio and TV, fewer people of color are working in radio […]

Need to Know: June 27, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Earlier this year BH Media Group eliminated 148 jobs and left 101 positions vacant, reducing its workforce by 6 percent (Bloomberg) But did you know: Lee Enterprises will take over management of Berkshire Hathaway newspapers (Chicago Tribune) In an […]

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