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Need to Know: August 3, 2021

How local media can spread vaccine misinformation, how headlines can mislead, and earning trust with communities of color

Need to Know: August 2, 2021

How to make social media accessible, is it okay for journalists to protest, and news outlets are rethinking ‘tell-all’ crime coverage

Need to Know: July 30, 2021

Weekly roundup — the allure of slow journalism, using Instagram for service journalism, and the rise of local news ownership

Need to Know: July 29, 2021

Share emergency information on Instagram, how to involve people in a reporting series, and LinkedIn generates subscription leads

Need to Know: July 28, 2021

How to align crime coverage with mission, almost all online news orgs have newsletters, and journalism’s ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’

Need to Know: July 27, 2021

More news outlets return to local ownership, crowdsourcing investigative work, and white men no longer run most big U.S. newsrooms

Need to Know: July 26, 2021

Tips to secure philanthropic funding, why ‘slow news’ thrived during the pandemic, and journalists tell their stories on stage

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