Daily news is more than just the latest headlines — it’s how we make sense of the world around us. Whether you’re a news junkie, a morning person, or somewhere in between, there are plenty of ways to get your daily news fix. From email newsletters to smartphone apps, here are seven options to help you get started on your day well informed.
Founded in 1919, the New York Daily News was America’s first newspaper printed in tabloid format. At its peak in 1947, the paper had a circulation of 2.4 million copies a day. The News, which is currently owned by businessman Mortimer Zuckerman, has been through a number of changes since its inception, and today the newspaper is one of the most highly read in the nation.
The News publishes an evening edition, a morning edition, a Sunday edition, and a variety of annual special sections. In addition, the paper maintains local bureaus in Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, at City Hall and within One Police Plaza; and an extensive network of state, federal, and municipal courts. The News also owns and operates WPIX (Channel 11 in NYC) and a radio station, WFAN-FM, which is an FM simulcast of its namesake AM broadcast.
In addition to its print and online editions, the Daily News has also produced a number of television and radio shows, including the award-winning “This Week at the Daily News,” which was a weekly half-hour program on WCBS-TV that ran from 1978 until 1992. The News also has a cable TV channel, the Daily News on Demand, and an iPhone app.
This free app, which is available on Apple and Android devices, delivers twice-daily definitive summaries of all the news that’s fit to print — or post, in this case. Each summary is created from multiple reputable sources, and includes key quote call-outs, video clips, Wikipedia excerpts, relevant maps, tweets, and more. A handy countdown gives you a heads up on when the next summary is coming out.
Startup investor Dave Pell curates a daily collection, in both e-newsletter and iPhone app form, of the day’s most interesting reads. Each day’s miscellany, which covers topics ranging from heart disease research to World Penguin Day, is accompanied by short commentary and links to the original article.
Another great free news app, SmartNews offers a clutter-free feed that sorts trending stories from top news publishers (NBC News, MSNBC, USA Today, TIME, the Huffington Post, Bleacher Report, Quartz, and more) by topic. It’s the perfect choice if you want your daily news to be concise and entertaining, or if you simply don’t have enough time to read a full-length news story in the AM.
Another great aggregator, Pulse, is a news-centric companion for LinkedIn users. The iOS and Android app delivers a customized news stream based on your professional interests, as well as the top stories shared by your LinkedIn connections. You can like, share and comment on articles directly from the app, and even start a discussion with your coworkers using a pre-populated chat window.