Need to Know newsletter

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: October 21, 2020

Newsroom hotline connects readers with information, a news app that builds reading habits, and how to explain endorsements

Need to Know: October 20, 2020

SacBee journalists fight pay-for-clicks proposal, local media attracts national advertisers, and a ‘day of action’ for public media diversity

Need to Know: October 19, 2020

Slack-inspired ‘reporter’s notebook’ shares election insights, Twitter’s hacked materials policy, and COVID-19 fuels digital repression

Need to Know: October 16, 2020

Going beyond information needs, entrepreneurial journalists fight hedge funds, and pop-up newsletters capture the moment

Need to Know: October 15, 2020

Explaining political endorsements, should journalists vote, and how to support student journalists’ mental health

Need to Know: October 14, 2020

Subscription tiers inspired by the travel industry, a news cooperative ‘study group,’ and how the 1619 Project took over 2020

Need to Know: October 13, 2020

Explaining government to readers, fake news on Facebook is up from 2016, and Trump fans have a vastly different view of the pandemic

Need to Know: October 12, 2020

Launching a Spanish-language newsletter during COVID-19, converting stories for Instagram, and crowdsourced fact checking works

Need to Know: October 9, 2020

A collaborative effort to save local sports coverage, local news needs a funding pipeline, and how to set up journalism collaborations

Need to Know: October 8, 2020

How to help make up lost ad revenue, the role of local news in disease detection, and hyperlocal news hubs sprout up