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Need to Know: March 11, 2020

Coronavirus threatens the news industry, how to distinguish editorial from news, and how to balance productivity and creativity

Need to Know: March 10, 2020

Keep your coronavirus news from causing a panic, election interference gets more brazen, and the legal needs of local news

People pay for news that reinforces their social identities

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. Battling steep and continuing declines in advertising revenue, many newspaper companies have turned to […]

Need to Know: March 9, 2020

Critics face tough social media audiences, how to use Twitter’s API for reporting, and avoid generic China photos in virus coverage

API election network for local news leaders gains two community managers

The American Press Institute today announced the addition of two community managers, Andrew Rockway and John Hernandez, to its project to connect local newsroom leaders and experts ahead of the 2020 elections. Together, they will help newsroom leaders share with and learn from one another and experts about effective and efficient ways to combat false […]

Need to Know: March 6, 2020

Reach readers where they are, the ‘infodemic’ of virus misinformation, and a great example of news process transparency

Need to Know: March 5, 2020

What readers wonder about the journalism process, how big are partisan news bubbles, and can ‘information districts’ fund local news

Factually: The difficult choices in coronavirus reporting 

News organizations are tracking coronavirus cases as they are confirmed. But what happens when there are suspected cases? Should they be reported too? On the one hand, reporting cases that are suspected but not confirmed could perform a necessary public service for audiences who might have read about the cases on social media or wonder why a school […]

Need to Know: March 4, 2020

We’re hiring a marketing manager, you can get more traffic from less content, and how to do better calls-to-action

Need to Know: March 3, 2020

Covering coronavirus effectively, Tribune reporters try to find their own buyer, and how important was ‘fake news’ in the 2016 election