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Need to Know: September 13, 2023

Going nonprofit in Colorado, a Sunday morning milestone, and how to talk to your newsroom colleagues

Need to Know: September 12, 2023

A media guide for families of homicide victims, X throttles New York Times, and how to build a chatbot that pulls from your newsroom’s content

Diversify Your Sources: Building source tracking into newsroom workflows

If your organization is serious about including new voices and better amplifying underrepresented voices, it’s crucial that you find ways to root your daily workflow in inclusivity.

Need to Know: September 8, 2023

Weekly roundup — API to host summit on mental health, how to diversify your sources, and local news gets an infusion of funding

Need to Know: September 7, 2023

Political content on non-news sites, social media’s role in Maui, and mental health solutions for journalists

Need to Know: How to set impactful goals

In September’s Special Edition series, Katie Kutsko amplifies insights and shares resources she's learned alongside newsrooms who track the diversity of people quoted in their stories through Source Matters, API’s award-winning source diversity tracking and analysis tool. 

Need to Know: September 1, 2023

Weekly roundup — Student paper’s coverage of campus shooting goes viral, combating health misinformation, and sustaining long-form journalism

Need to Know: August 31, 2023

The Daily Tar Heel’s viral front page, distributing a local newsletter on WhatsApp, and tips for maintaining news products

Need to Know: August 30, 2023

Pentagon objected to false Fox News story, NYT unions protest return-to-office policies, and the ongoing health misinformation problem

Need to Know: August 29, 2023

Philanthropic funding of journalism on the rise, a 9/11-inspired guide to covering gun violence, and API launches new training portfolio