I am at that stage in my life where I have to read and delete a dozen newsletters on the daily. Otherwise, I risk having to clean up a hundred of them on Sunday night – all containing news roundups though – as I have signed up to countless of them with the hope of discovering the one newsletter to follow. So, given the moment, I thought it would be a good time to share the list of newsletters I follow to stay up to date with the latest news, and that I think any professional woman should follow: my top five newsletters for the professional woman.
Before sharing the list, I have to come clean and say that I have become very bad at reading the news. With the work, exercising, running the blog and wanting to still enjoy life a little, I have to admit I have pretty much given up on reading news as such. Back in Spain, I used to read the newspaper quite often along with my daily coffee and that’s how I would stay up to date. At some point, I also tried the BBC news app and The Economist one but having to open two separate apps each day didn’t fly for long for me.
And then it happened. I discovered newsletters. I don’t remember exactly how I was introduced to them, but I first came across The Hustle (full details below) and I loved it. The luxury of having somebody scan through the news and only select a few, relevant ones, well, how could I resist.
Five newsletters for the professional woman:
The Hustle — This one is my all-time favourite and also the first newsletter I subscribed to. I love it for the relevancy of the topics covered – tech, business and major happenings – and the tone with which is written, which is very smart and witty. Highly recommended, especially if you’re into tech and business.
The Broadsheet — A daily newsletter from Fortune “for and about the world’s most powerful women”. I like the focus on women, and also the format. They do an opinion/deeper dive on one main story and then share short updates of other headlines. Easy to digest and rather enjoyable to read.
The New York Times — The New York Times has a few very good newsletters. I tried several of them but only kept the Weekend Briefing because I have so many other daily ones. Every Sunday, they pick a few stories (10 I believe) from the week and do a short deep dive on each of them. I would also recommend the other newsletters they have, especially the Morning Briefing.
The Morning Brew — This daily newsletter comes with a stock market recap and a few short briefs on the most important business news of the day. I quite like the tone and also the slightly “gamified” approach they take to getting new subscribers.
Mike Allen’s Top 10 AM — They cover the top 10 stories of the day and share a bit of the context and impact around them. I like the comprehensive overview it brings, however, it has a focus on US news mainly.
So, what about you? How do you stay up to date with the latest news? Any sources or newsletters I should add to my list?