When it comes to daily news, we’re living in a crowded media landscape. A single scroll through Facebook or Twitter can give you more headlines than a full newspaper could deliver in a day, and it’s increasingly difficult to separate what’s important from what’s just noise.
Luckily, there are still plenty of ways to get your daily dose of the news — from email newsletters to iPhone apps. Whether you want to keep up with a broad range of topics or stay on top of your industry, here are seven digital tools that will help you start your day informed.
The New York Daily News is a tabloid newspaper founded in 1919 that became one of the most popular in the United States, attracted by sensational coverage of crime and scandal and lurid photographs. It also focused on political wrongdoing and social intrigue, such as the love affair between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to his abdication.
Amid declining advertising revenue and a shift to digital subscriptions, the Daily News began cutting staff and reducing its coverage in 2021. The paper is now owned by Tribune Publishing, which is trying to sell the New York Daily News and other papers. Employees are fighting the takeover by a hedge fund, Alden Global Capital, through union organizing, court cases and written pleas for support.
Reuters provides business, financial, national and international news to professionals via desktop terminals, the world’s media organizations, industry events and directly to consumers. Its award-winning journalists provide breaking news, deep context and insight for business leaders, global opinion makers, politicians, economists and academics.
With a free app, readers can easily customize the content they see by choosing what to follow and what to skip. Readers can also save stories for offline reading and share them with friends through email or social networks. The app is available for iPhone and Android phones.
This daily e-newsletter covers everything from the latest celebrity deaths to global politics and economics in quick, easily digestible articles. It’s a great option for busy professionals who need to stay informed without sacrificing their time or attention span.
The Daily Skimm summarizes the top stories of the day in a succinct, nonpartisan way that mixes insights with humor and wit. Subscribers can sign up for a free daily email newsletter or download the Daily Skimm app from iTunes. The app will alert you to breaking news stories, must-read articles and when your connections are mentioned in the news, making it a helpful tool for businesses that use LinkedIn.