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Need to Know: October 26, 2021

Starting a ‘meme team,’ when to fundraise with other news orgs, and evaluating sources’ power

Need to Know: October 25, 2021

How to cover systemic issues that can result in bias, the collaboration behind the Pandora Papers, and making podcasts visual

Need to Know: October 22, 2021

Weekly round-up — Reflect and serve new communities, new paths into news, and how audiences value fact vs. opinion

Need to Know: October 13, 2021

The case for fewer newsletters, new owners revive small Gannett papers, and the New York Times wants its own audio app

Need to Know: October 12, 2021

The Atlantic’s new model for newsletters, how to practice ‘deep listening,' and a network for climate journalists

Need to Know: October 11, 2021

How the Tampa Bay Times raised donations for reporters, how freelancers tackle big stories, and tools to track journalism’s impact

Need to Know: October 8, 2021

Weekly roundup — Try a community editorial board, why Black media matters now, and how news collaboratives are funded

Need to Know: Oct. 7, 2021

How got 19k subscriptions by texting hurricane news, why Black media matters, and structures to preserve local ownership

Need to Know: October 6, 2021

A new system to handle donations, how to track impact of reporting, and ask your critics ‘how can we be better?’

Need to Know: October 5, 2021

What a community editorial board does, inside the Tennessean’s ‘Black Voices’ project, and is Facebook in decline