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1 Redef The melding of media, tech, and pop culture 2 Nextdraft The 10 biggest news stories of the day 3 Data Is Plural Fun with figures 4 No Mercy/no Malice The digital economy in the shadow of Big Tech 5 The Ankler Disrupting Hollywood
Jason Hirschhorn, a former Viacom and Slingbox executive, is your smart friend who shares mustsee articles, videos, and podcasts that illuminate the changes transforming fashion, media, music, sports, and tech.
Bonus features: A website features a live feed of new posts if you can’t wait for the email; rants! Dave Pell, the self-proclaimed managing editor of the internet, works as an investor but is a newshound at heart. He delivers the gist of what you missed while working, along with a wry take.
Bonus features: Punny headlines (e.g., “Gene Hack, Man”); occasional longer perspectives on newsmakers, notably President Trump. Buzzfeed News’s data editor rounds up several interesting and timely new data sets each Wednesday, such as NASA’S 5,000-year cache of solar-eclipse info and the subject and location of the tattoos of Florida’s prisoners.
Bonus features: Links to raw files wherever possible so data scientists can go crazy. Branding in the age of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google isn’t easy, but Scott Galloway, an NYU business school marketing professor and consultant, shares unvarnished opinions about how companies can succeed around them.
Bonus features: Clever weekly Winners & Losers video; daily insights from Galloway’s team. Veteran journalist Richard Rushfield analyzes entertainment news with insider dispatches, bigpicture context, and astringent wit for subscribers who pay $45 a year.
Bonus features: Critiques of Hollywood machers not used to criticism; pro-labor coverage of union contract negotiations.
6 Exponential View Tech’s impact on the future of society 7 A Woman to Know Pioneer women 8 Chefs+tech Digital’s influence on dining 9 Offscreen Dispatch A design-centric guide to a better life 10 Fast Company Inside the innovation economy
Every Sunday, Azeem Azhar, a serial entrepreneur, collates stories and adds perspective on heady issues such as how to regulate data monopolies and the full implications of electric cars.
Bonus features: Emoji punctuate each shared story; Azhar podcasts deep conversations on such topics as hacking democracy. Julia Carpenter, a freelance writer, pens a short but potent daily paean to a notable woman in history whose story resonates today; recent profiles include transgender hero Octavia St. Laurent and the first Native American to earn a medical degree.
Bonus features: Well-researched links to books and articles about her subjects. What changes when fine restaurants are competing with pizza joints for delivery dollars? What’s the latest way foodies are leveraging Instagram? This twice-weekly newsletter digs into compelling questions in food-business innovation.
Bonus features: Daily quick takes on food news at travel-business site Skift.com. Australian user-interface designer Kai Brach suggests useful apps—such as Orai, which analyzes speech to improve your public speaking—and essays to bring thoughtfulness to your Tuesdays.
Bonus features: Offscreen, the print journal, explores the human side of tech, featuring chats with folks like Airbnb cofounder Joe Gebbia. You want newsletters? We got ’em! New Money (fintech), Moving the Needle (fashion and retail), and After These Messages (advertising) bring readers weekly perspective on big stories and what you may have missed on fastcompany.com.
Bonus features: Personal reflections; funding and hiring news; the top-five ads of the week.