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Here are the newsletters the Review Geek team (and the Lifesavvy Media family) love to read. They are on various topics and hobbies, and some update more frequently than others. But they’re all good to read, and they’re all free. We hope you enjoy them.
- The New York Times Morning Bulletin: The NYT has an impressive amount of newsletters on a wide variety of topics, but for a basic overview of US-focused news, I’ll stick to the popular Morning option. It includes brief summaries of the biggest stories from the day before, along with a few other light choices for pop culture, cooking, or anything else that catches the editor’s attention. It helps that this is all a free preview of the Time’ subscription normally paid.
- Stretching: Stratechery dives deep into writing the latest news in the tech industry, breaking down complex topics with surprising grace. The site offers a semi-daily news update for paid subscribers, but a weekly article is posted for free via email and it is always worth investigating for a better understanding of complex news technology.
- Morning Brew: This finance-focused newsletter will provide you with a brief report on today’s markets and then follow it up with short summaries of the day’s biggest economic news. If that sounds dry, think again: story summaries can range from satirical to surprisingly light-hearted. The trivia and games section at the end of the newsletter is a fun dessert.
- Benedict evans: For a more general technical editorial, check out this weekly newsletter from analyst Benedict Evans. It covers 10-20 articles for readers to check out, with short summaries and relevant points from each. The outlook is financial, so it’s a good deal with Morning Brew (no pun intended).
- Daily Top 10 of the week: The periodical journal The Week focuses on politics and other current events with an attempt at general perspectives. The Top 10 newsletter provides precisely 10 articles each day of the week, usually links to other news sources after delivering a summary paragraph. As a super-fast, ultra-focused recap of politics, it’s hard to beat. The week also features more in-depth newsletters on positive news, business, gossip, parenting and photojournalism.
- BikeRumor: We have at least one passionate cyclist on our team and BikeRumor fulfills their need for juicy news from the world of cycling. The newsletter includes highlights from the site’s post, as well as information on new road, mountain, gravel and beyond bikes, as well as accessories, premium parts and general fit information. physical.
- Weekly submishmash: Naturally, we have a lot of writers on the team, so the Submittable freelance writer platform is in a few of our bookmark folders. The site’s Submishmash newsletter is primarily a listing of writing contests and journals accepting fiction and essays, but it also offers a wonderful selection of short articles on a variety of topics.
- Rock Paper Shotgun: RPS is one of the best places to find recommendations for smaller and less conventional PC games, new and old. The newsletter comes in two varieties: a weekly roundup of game news and reviews, and a daily digest of more or less everything that happens on the site. Note that the site is based in the United States, so game availability may differ slightly depending on your region.
- Rotten tomatoes: The official newsletter of this aggregate movie site includes the latest news on the production, release and impact of movies big and small. This is a good place to start if you want to get the latest information on movies and the film industry (minus celebrity worship) from a variety of sources.
- NPR’s new standard: This daily update from the United States National Public Radio gives vital updates on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, particularly the United States’ handling of it (or lack thereof). Since the virus affects all aspects of medicine, sociology, politics, and the media, it’s a great way to keep tabs on the latest developments, especially if you or someone you know is at high risk.
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