It seems like there’s more great stuff to read today than ever before.

And still, finding the good stuff that’s just right for you or your brand can take a lot of time, according to this survey by Vertical Response:

Finding Social Media Content Takes the Most Time

When you’re sifting through the whole internet, it can help to have a guide. What if could open your inbox every day to find new, relevant, curated articles that you’d be thrilled to share to social media?

We’ve written before about the rise of high-quality niche newsletters, a format that’s flourished over the past few years.

As our choices get more plentiful, diverse experts and fans across a wide spectrum of topics are sharing the best content they discover. This includes our friends at Read This Thing, who curate one fantastic piece of journalism a day.

The Read This Thing team shared with us their giant list of 60+ must-know newsletters in areas including news, tech, arts & entertainment, self-improvement and general interestingness (my personal favorite category).

Read on to discover your next great content curation source!

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General news newsletters

1. The Skimm

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“theSkimm is the daily e-mail newsletter that gives you everything you need to start your day. We do the reading for you — across subject lines and party lines — and break it down with fresh editorial content.”

2. Politico Playbook

Veteran journalist Mike Allen combs the Internet, TV and newspapers to cook up a hearty dish of whats happening in politics.

3. The Daily Beast

All the news you could want.

4. ReadThisThing

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One fantastic piece of journalism each weekday. (They’re the ones who made this list)

5. The Daily Water Cooler

A free, quick, and splendid email newsletter chock-full of news + humor delivered every weekday morning to make sure you’re never left behind in a conversation.

6. NY Times: What We’re Reading

Get recommendations from New York Times reporters and editors, highlighting great stories from around the web. Twice per week.

7. NextDraft

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A quick, entertaining look at the day’s best stories, from the top of the news, to the very bottom.

8. Muck Rack Daily

A digest of journalism on Twitter, written by journalists, delivered to your inbox daily

Tech newsletters

9. Mattermark

A hand-curated newsletter compiled daily to bring you first-person accounts of entrepreneurship, investment and other insightful reflections from the startup ecosystem.

10. SaaS Weekly

“A weekly email of useful links for people interested in SaaS businesses.”

11. HackerNewsletter

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12. Netted

A daily newsletter from the Webbies team introducing you to the best sites, apps and connected products.

13. Real Future

“Every weekday, Fusion’s Alexis Madrigal delivers five tidbits from the past and future. Wearable computers, drones, biohacking, geoengineering, rockets, digital mapping, coercive feedback loops, autonomous everything, representing the Internet in art, synthetic biology, machine logic, weapons, artificial life, the future of work, corporate surveillance, and more.”

14. StartupDigest

The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup around the world.

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15. Product Hunt

Get a summary of the best new products, every day.

16. Ask Leo

Each week I publish The Ask Leo! Newsletter where you can find more answers tips and tricks to make your technology “just work”!

17. Charged

“The top tech news, insights, long reads and the best of the internet, delivered to your inbox every weekend.”

Marketing newsletters

18. Buffer

Actionable social media advice. Delivered daily.


A weekly newsletter by Loyal designed to define, educate & inspire anyone who puts people at the center of their work.

20. Campaign Monitor

An awesome monthly newsletter with tips and tricks for email.

21. Seth Godin

Interesting thoughts from a famous entrepreneur.

Design newsletters

22. Sidebar


“Sidebar is a list of the 5 best design links of the day. But unlike a regular linkblog, it’s collaborative and manually curated by a couple great editors.”

23. UX Design Weekly

A hand picked list of the best user experience design links every week. Curated by Kenny Chen and published every Friday.

24. Smashing Magazine

“We love useful stuff, and we love quality writing, that’s why we send out an editorial email newsletter twice a month with useful tips, tricks and resources for designers and developers — thoroughly collected, written and edited by us exclusively for our readers.”

25. The Pastry Box Project

“Sugar For The Mind:” One thought every day, from people shaping the web.

Photography newsletters

26. Unsplash

Get 10 free, hi-res photos delivered to your inbox every 10 days.

27. Death to the Stock Photo

A fresh pack of creative photos in your inbox each month, with awesome stories to match.

28. Exposure Weekly Selects

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Incredible photo essays delivered weekly.

 Sports newsletters

29. The Slurve


We send the best baseball writing, all the essential news for each team, and a few original insights directly to your inbox each day during the season and frequently in the offseason.

30. Casual Spectator

“Casual Spectator is a super-simple newsletter about sports. We make following sports easy and help you have better conversations with co-workers, family and friends.”

Food, beverage and events newsletters

31. Good Beer Hunting

A newsletter featuring all the best beer.

32. The Fetch

“We curate the best events, news, cool jobs and must-reads in one place.”
Mostly focused on these cities: New York — San Francisco — Los Angeles — London — Berlin — Melbourne — Sydney — Brisbane — Auckland

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33. NoshOn.It

The best recipes and cooking tips delivered to your inbox.

34. Garagiste

Garagiste is a wine store that only sells wine via email newsletter. It’s weird and awesome.

35. Tasting Table

The latest trends in the categories of dining, wine, cocktails, cooking and food travel.

General interesting-ness newsletters

36. Brain Pickings

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“The week’s most unmissable articles across creativity, psychology, art, science, design, philosophy, and other facets of our search for meaning.”

37. Lefsetz Letter

Lefsetz addresses the issues that are at the core of the music business: downloading, copy protection, pricing and the music itself.

38. Improbable Research

“Research that makes people laugh and then think.”

39. Ann Friedman Weekly

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“My weekly newsletter is full of great things to read (some but not all of which were written by me) and GIFs and the occasional product endorsement. It arrives in your inbox on Fridays, just when you’ve run out of internet for the week.”

40. Wait But Why

It’s pretty hard to describe Wait But Why, but it’s awesome. Here’s how Fast Company describes it: “sometimes humorous, almost always profound, long-form explainer site”

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41. This Is True

This is True is a weekly e-mail newsletter which reports on bizarre-but-true news items from legitimate news outlets from around the world.

42. Austin Kleon newsletter

“Every week I send out new art, writing, and interesting links. It’s free. No spam. Unsubscribe whenever you want.”

43. Today in Tabs

“Your daily digest of the worst (and occasionally best) in tabs.” This newsletter has been called as been called “the high school cafeteria of New York media”

44. The


Rachel Sklar and Glynnis MacNicol send this email a few times each week, spreading the word about awesome things being done and made by women.

45. Now I Know

Dan Lewis’s daily email with one really interesting fact per day.

46. MediaREDEF

Jason Hirschhorn’s MediaREDEF is a curated interest mix of media+tech+pop content via free daily newsletter.

47. Hardly Working

It’s in my head. I’m sharing it with you. Read, Eat, Covet, Meet. Just one of each; randomness guaranteed.

48. Very Short List

VSL is a delightful e-mail that shares cultural gems from a different curator every day.

49. Milkshake

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“A free email dedicated to finding the good in everything — companies, causes, people, places and products giving back and making a difference.”

50. Brain Food

More from the popular blog Farnam Street:“Each Sunday I send out my weekly digest about new posts, books I’m reading, and interesting things I find across the web on subjects like art, history, science, philosophy, psychology, and human misjudgment. It’s basically brain food.”

51. The Ed’s Up

A weekly newsletter of writing and links from science writer Ed Yong, whose blog Not Exactly Rocket Science is hosted by National Geographic.

52. Links I would gchat you if we were friends

A daily newsletter by The Washington Post‘s Caitlin Dewey that rounds up the day’s Internet chatter (often about social media, digital and internet culture, and other fun stuff)

A weekly roundup of the most interesting links and quotes from the Sunday New York Times.

Self-improvement newsletters

54. Greatist


Top health tips, workout ideas, delicious recipes, and more.

55. SealFit

Get super intense life tips from a super intense Navy Seal.

56. Further

“Further is a once-a-week email newsletter that helps you maximize your purpose, performance, and potential. You’ll get the best hand-picked tips, trends, stories, and science that enhance your health, wealth, and wisdom — without the noise and fluff.”

57. Remotive

“A weekly newsletter on Remote Tips & Jobs sent to 7,000+ Remote Workers”

58. Heretic

“A daily newsletter about entrepreneurship, the art of the start and doing the work by Pascal Finette. It’s raw, unfiltered and opinionated.”

59. Think Clearly


A handwritten newsletter! “Think Clearly is a practice for hatching your visions and making them come true. It all begins with a blank page. And coffee.

60. The Art of Non-Conformity

Chris Guillebeau has visited every country in the world. Now he shares unconventional strategies and stories on life, work, and travel.

61. Life Edited

Design your life to include more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy.

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Thanks to Read This Thing for putting Buffer on their list, and for allowing us to syndicate this handy list!

 What newsletters are missing from this resource? We’d love to hear your favorite and find even more great stuff to read and share!

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Written by Courtney Seiter

Courtney writes about social media, diversity and workplace culture at Buffer. She runs Girls to the Moon on the side and pets every dog she sees.

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  • Great list – can’t wait to check some of these out. A weekly newsletter I always look forward to is “Phenomena – Not Exactly Rocket Science” on National Geographic. You can sign up here:

  • What a deep list! Love it. I’ve actually signed up for a lot of these. Suppose being in the business, it’s impossible not to! Can’t wait to check out these others. Goodbye, Tuesday 🙂

  • I’ve been loving Tedium by Ernie Smith. Falls under the general interesting-ness category.

  • dprol

    My favorites: GrowthHack Weekly, Benedict Evans, Data Elixir and Hiten’s SaaS Weekly

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    Don’t forget Hubspot. They rock!

  • Darren Slaughter

    Nice list…I just culled my newletter list a few weeks ago, some here I haven’t heard of. Looking forward to the conversation.

    • I’d love to hear which ones you try!

      • Darren Slaughter

        I think I subscribed to at least 15-20!

        • I tend to set up a little folder using Google Inbox called ‘test’, and have all my newsletter sent there. If I still enjoy them two weeks later, I bump them up to ‘forums’. If not, I unsub. Works really well 🙂

          • Darren Slaughter

            That’s a good tip! Could help sort through them all quickly. Thanks!

          • Love this!

  • A few Newsletters that I always look forward to:

    – Think with Google (Great data and visuals)

    – Re/Code (Top class tech news)

    – Nieman Lab (Always a good read buried somewhere in this)

    – This. Newsletter (People can only submit one link a day to This. – this newsletter is a summary of the best links submitted that day.)

    – The Atlantic’s In Focus (Stunning pictures. Sadly, not usually easily sharable)

    – the Digg Newsletter (It has a few gems)

    – Highbrow (An absolute MUST! Check them out)

    – Upvoted Weekly by Reddit (always entertaining)

    – Buzzfeed news (My new trusted source of global news, daily)

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  • Kristina Hughes

    Wow that is amazing Courtney! Thanks for your time and effort to put them together.. This is called dedicated job keep it up!!

    • Hey Kristina! These are all thanks to the team from Read This Thing; they were kind enough to share their list with us! Glad you found it handy!

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  • Thanks for the mention of The Daily Water Cooler, Courtney!

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