The Rise of the Daily Newsletter: Five of The Best
Media is changing so rapidly that the idea of wandering to your front porch to pick up the papers before the sprinklers ruin them seems almost prehistoric to the digital generation.
Now we have the modern day version of the "newspaper on your front porch", the e-mail newsletter and, like newspapers, they come in all shapes and sizes, tailored to what you like to read. Best part is, you don't even need to leave your bed to get them.
E-mail, like podcasts, has had an unlikely resurgence as a distribution channel for content. A combination of reduced attention spans, a proliferation of sources for news and information and the use of smartphones ubiquitously has led to the morning round-up e-mail becoming popular. Furthermore, readers want to feel informed in the fastest time possible.
Below are the most interesting e-mail newsletters from around the world.
- The Daily Pnut - Funny, quick, insightful roundup of the day's news brought to you by 3 Harvard grads. They try to engage the reader with humor then link to more in-depth content. They are based out of New York and growing rapidly in the US.
There you have it. Subscribe, read, enjoy!
By Fred Spring