One reason I like writing email newsletters is that I also like reading them. Last month, a few folks asked me which e-newsletters I regularly read — not the ones I subscribe to, but those I actually read.

Here, in alphabetical order, are my top five:

1. ArtsJournal – A fascinating roundup of stories on media, publishing, visual art, music, and the world of ideas. Daily and weekly.

2. NBER Digest – Brief but comprehensive summaries of the most interesting and important new economics papers. Monthly.

3. SmartBrief on Workforce – For HR nerds only, this e-zine has lots of great links about talent, organizational behavior, and management. Daily.

4. Springwise – An amazing roundup of new business ideas and surprising business models from around the world. Daily and weekly.

5. Very Short List – A book, a film, a DVD, a TV show, an album that you probably haven’t heard of and probably should. Daily.

Got e-newsletters that you enjoy?  Let me know about them and I’ll publish a list of reader picks.

BTW, if you’d subscribed to our own (irregular and irreverent) newsletter, you’d have received the above list a week ago.

11 Responses to “5 email newsletters worth reading”

  1. Brainpickings is a wonderful weekly newsletter for all things interesting, curated from the ‘collective consciousness’ of the net.

    Startup Digest is a pretty good one for all things startup, but it’s mainly focused on Tech

  2. Edgar says:

    Thanks Dan. I’ve always been curious to know how you keep up to date. When are you visiting Chicago?

  3. As a web developer, I find web-design-weekly.com an essential newsletter to keep up with the fast paced world of web development

  4. Ben Knight says:

    “To produce is a passion, to consume is only a taste.” -Gabriel Tarde (1896)

  5. Nathan Sudds says:

    Thanks Dan! Enjoying your newsletter suggestions — it’s been few days now and really enjoying the SmartBrief ones especially!

  6. Justin says:

    Thanks for reminding me that I’m an HR Nerd! SmartBrief is one of my favorites.

  7. Thanks for sharing some of your favorite news letters! I added some to my Google Reader :) Besides the fact that those are all good sources, I think it’s important in reminding us that we should each have a go-to list of our favorites as a manageable way to keep up with news and trends. Thanks Dan!

  8. Jane Leonard says:

    I second Andrea’s comment and have recommended the newsletter list and your newsletter of course, to my trainees. Thanks for helping me be a real resource.

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