Five Digital Tools For Daily News

When it comes to daily news, there’s no shortage of options. From online newsletters to mobile apps, here are five digital tools you can use to get your headline news each day in a convenient format, whether you’re getting ready for work or on your way there.

A full coverage of the day’s news and events in compact six and eight-minute runs, this BBC World Service podcast is perfect for long morning drives or even your next date night. Hosted by Gordon Deal and Jennifer Kushinka, the podcast covers politics, current affairs, business, technology, lifestyle, finance, careers and more. It also features a weekly discussion with guests from the world of art and culture.

Launched by Charles Dickens in 1846, the Daily News was conceived to give currency to social ideals that were new and heretical in his time. By the late 19th century, it had become one of the most successful tabloid newspapers in the United States. Today the newspaper is owned by Tronc, and still based in the Daily News Building on East 42nd Street, designed by architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood.

Featuring a mix of breaking news and top stories from the past week, this BBC World Service podcast has been around since 1938, making it one of the oldest international radio news programs in the world. The show is updated every day, with a morning and evening edition. Unlike other news podcasts, this one is a bit more conversational and includes the latest political and economic developments from around the globe.

This weekday morning email digest is a great choice for busy professionals who want to stay on top of current news. It offers a digest of the most important stories and a link to the original article if you’re interested in deeper reading. The editors at Need2Know focus on the topics that matter to their audience, which ranges from politics and sports to lifestyle and entertainment. Plus, a fun fact or funny meme is included in each email to make you smile.

Need 2 Know is free to join, and its editor-in-chief writes a personal note with each day’s highlights. The emails cover politics, business, sports, and entertainment. They’re short and sweet, but there’s always something to learn from their take on the day’s biggest news.

This newsletter aggregates “must-read” articles from the best news outlets (think Wall Street Journal, USA Today and The AP) and sends them to your inbox each morning. Then, each afternoon you can read the original source if you’re interested in a deeper dive. They also include a fun fact or a humorous tweet to make you smile at the end of each newsletter. The Daily Beast’s Cheat Sheet is available to subscribe to for free, and you can check out past examples here.