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Need to Know: November 16, 2020

How to cover crises on Twitter, post-voting stories you should be covering, and why the United States’ political divide is exceptional

Best practices for journalists covering crises on Twitter

This piece is part of API’s Research Review series, which highlights academic research that could be relevant and useful to the news industry. We also hope that this series will spark ideas among academics with an interest in researching the news. It may seem that this year has been one crisis after another — a […]

Apply to the REJ and API Listening & Sustainability Lab

Borealis Philanthropy’s Racial Equity in Journalism Fund and the American Press Institute are pleased to invite you to apply for our pilot Listening & Sustainability Lab. We’ve crafted a short application below to collect information for consideration for this coaching and grant opportunity. Please see this information sheet and this document on audience segments for […]

Need to Know: November 13, 2020

Fact-checking election misinformation isn’t enough, elections don’t have to be a seasonal beat, and how to humanize housing coverage

Factually: The next COVID-19 misinformation wave

Pfizer’s announcement this week that it had a 90% effective vaccine against COVID-19 provided a glimpse of the wave of mis- and disinformation that could engulf any effort to bring about broad distribution – and acceptance – of such a vaccine. The announcement itself was the subject of a conspiracy theory: that it came out […]

Need to Know: November 12, 2020

It’s time to rebuild local newsrooms, paywalls are tightening, and how a timeline of COVID news led to many subscriptions

Need to Know: November 11, 2020

The case for investing in service journalism, rethinking obits, and a new crop of for-profit local news networks

Why the Philadelphia Inquirer is investing in service journalism

With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, many newsrooms began pouring energy and resources into producing news that audiences could use to navigate the crisis as it pertained to their lives — whether they were dealing with sickness or job loss, adapting to at-home schooling and childcare, or merely trying to make […]

Need to Know: November 10, 2020

Demystify the electoral process, API and REJ to form Listening & Sustainability Lab, and why email newsletters keep subscribers

API and REJ to help publishers of color connect community listening and revenue

Borealis Philanthropy’s Racial Equity in Journalism Fund and the American Press Institute announced a partnership today to support publishers of color who want to explore how learning methods for listening and in-depth engagement with specific audience segments can lead to stronger journalism and new revenue streams. Over the next year, API and REJ together will […]