The days of flipping on the morning cable news while getting dressed or driving to work may be long gone, but you can still start your day informed with a few digital tools. From email newsletters to mobile apps, these seven sites and services can deliver the headlines and analysis you need in a convenient format as you get ready for the day.
Founded on January 28, 1878, the Yale Daily News is the oldest college daily newspaper in the United States. The paper has been editorially and financially independent since its founding and publishes five days a week during the academic year. The News also produces a Friday supplement, the Yale Daily News Magazine, and special issues including the Game Day Issue, Commencement Issue, and First Year Issue in collaboration with Yale’s cultural centers and affiliated student groups.
With a focus on politics, business and current events, the site provides comprehensive coverage of the biggest stories of the day from a variety of sources. The site features original content, in-depth articles, opinion pieces and blogs from the Journal’s staff. The site is free to use, and visitors can also sign up for the WSJ’s daily emails.
Each daily news article includes comprehension and critical thinking questions, which are found below the story. The site also offers “Background” and “Resources” (including video clips, maps and links) to give readers a fuller understanding of the news story. The site is owned by tronc and operates out of its headquarters at 4 New York Plaza in Lower Manhattan.
This curated daily newsletter delivers a wide range of WSJ news, including business news, personal finance, technology and more. The newsletter’s goal is to help people make sense of what’s happening in the world around them and stay ahead of their money and careers. The newsletter is edited by WSJ personal finance columnists.
In addition to a broad array of general interest news, the website features a number of niche news and commentary sections. These include:
The Daily Beast’s Cheat Sheet is a weekday morning and afternoon digest that aggregates must-read stories from the best outlets (including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and The Associated Press), providing a summary, photo and link to each original article. The Cheat Sheet is a good choice for busy professionals who want to keep up with a wide variety of topics, and it’s particularly useful when you need a quick overview of a particular subject.
This app combines the convenience of an RSS reader with the ability to connect with your professional network. Users log into the Pulse app using their LinkedIn credentials, and receive a personalized news stream based on their professional interests and connections. Users can also share news stories with their connections. Pulse is available for iPhone and Android devices.