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: Jan. 29, 2020

Use podcasting contests to reach diverse audiences, choosing conversation spaces for readers, and should journalists vote in primaries

Need to Know: Jan. 27, 2020

How to get grants for your journalism, pop-up newsrooms for primaries, and the truth about filter bubbles

Need to Know: Jan. 24, 2020

News collaborations need project managers, how to search 25 million datasets, and how to produce both quality and virality in content

Need to Know: Jan. 23, 2020

Spending money to make money, news orgs collaborate across a state, and what publishers will do with no third-party cookies

Need to Know: Jan. 22, 2020

Senate limits on impeachment coverage, explaining that opinion should be biased, and how journalists and historians can join forces

Need to Know: Jan. 21, 2020

Tips for requesting police records, how can photojournalists build trust, and Chicago Tribune staff seek new owner

Need to Know: Jan. 17, 2020

Does newspaper circulation matter anymore, how to cover protests fairly, and state funding for local news in New Jersey

Need to Know: Jan. 16, 2020

Hiring engagement-focused roles, how to track audience impact, and does news coverage ‘whitewash’ President Trump

Need to Know: Jan. 15, 2020

Advertising faces the end of cookies, how to diversify your newsroom, and how to tell stories with data

Need to Know: Jan. 14, 2020

Culture-killing phrases to avoid in your newsroom, swapping iPads for print editions, and many tricky ethical judgments in Iran coverage