Update: This post was first published in 2019 and things have changed a lot over the past four years. We updated this piece to remove newsletters that are defunct or no longer useful to journalists and added a handful more to help you stay up to date with the latest developments
Here at Journalism.co.uk, we love a good newsletter.
Those bite-sized summaries and tidbits to help ease into your day and bring you up to speed, whilst nursing your morning coffee.
So we turn our attention to the must-read newsletters in our inboxes to help us keep our finger on the pulse of the industry. Here are some best picks to help journalists stay up to date:
A comprehensive weekly roundup of the news and media industry including leading research and data, journalism opportunities, webinars and seminars, news stories and feature interviews.
A weekly deep dive into the European media market, compiling all the relevant stories and expert trends and analysis.
The Substack newsletter of a veteran journalist, marketer and PR. A comprehensive update on the trends dictating the creator economy, digital publishing and traditional media.
A weekly, thorough report about the media industry, focusing on future trends, editorial and business strategies, monetisation models and potentials. A treasure trove of data and analysis.
A biweekly newsletter, featuring an interview with journalistic innovators on social platforms, and a round-up of media jobs, hand-picked articles and other call-outs.
A biweekly newsletter, claiming to be the world's largest journalism jobs board, pulling together vacancies from national and international newsrooms.
All the best news, scoops and expert analysis on the media sector, in Axios' signature smart brevity style: a writing style intended for need-to-know information and quick reading.
Periodic mailers surfacing hidden gems for journalists: tools, apps, platforms and resources for almost any newsy tasks.
A range of newsletters to serve different markets and purposes across the digital publishing space. The Daily newsletter brings the latest stories about the media, marketing and tech mostly from the US market. For just the media industry, opt for the Daily Media newsletter.
A daily curated roundup of the latest stories from the world of media and tech published by the American Press Institute. Useful summaries and practical tips for journalists.
A monthly update on all the innovators, early adopters and commentators across the European media scene. Hand-pick what you want to hear about, be that media events, training and funding opportunities or expert newsroom strategies.
International media news stories, funding and training programmes, and general pieces of advice.
Bimonthly newsletter with a focus on investigative journalism, containing expert tips and techniques, stories of the week and a helpdesk if you are in a pinch.
A weekly newsletter with the latest jobs in the media, mostly in the UK and ranging from entry-level jobs to freelance gigs. Also shouts out grants, awards and learning opportunities for journalists, plus plenty of recommended reading.
PressPad is a host mentorship scheme organisation working to improve diversity in the media. Its bi-weekly provides updates on its work and a "diversity reading list", plus jobs, events, oportunities and more general professional tips.
A daily email with industry predictions tailored for PR, media and marketing sectors.
Published by Poynter and written by the International Fact-Checking Network, this is a newsletter serving best practices for fact-checkers, educators, journalists and citizens. Learn about misinfromation trends, top techniques and debunking initiatives.
Fathm is an independent news lab and consultancy service. It has a brand new monthly newsletter that promises insights, innovation and impact in journalism.
A monthly email from two journalists turned academics. It highlights the latest research on journalism and tackles anything from solutions to news fatigue to collaborative journalism.
A daily email roundup, complimenting the Media Voices podcast. Expert analysis of all the important and emerging stories from the media world.
A biweekly newsletter concentrating on the business model behind digital publications. Expect case studies and deep analysis.
A weekly podcast highlighting the latest media events, podcasts and big industry moves. A good way to stay on top of the noise.
A weekly update on the UK journalism industry, with a keen focus on public interest and local journalism. You can look for contributions from MPs, Lords and other public figures.
Features with media industry pros plus behind-the-scenes stories about Reuters' work, event information, and a 'Reuters Connect' section featuring the hottest news from around the world.
A weekly newsletter keeping track of the ever-changing search engine optimisation (SEO) - essential for digital strategy and audience growth. Practical advice and actionable ideas are on offer.
The bible of the news and media industry, aggregating all the most important stories doing the rounds. If your story ever appears in this newsletter, you have written a worthwhile article.
This email is particularly useful for lecturers and practitioners of journalism, but also for anyone wanting to sharpen their minds and problem-solving skills. Sign up for tools, tips, resources and case studies from the media industry.
Run by the JournalismAI initiative at the London School of Economics (LSE), this email brings you the latest news from the world of artificial intelligence and its newsroom applications. Do not worry, it is written by humans (for now).
A variety of daily and weekly newsletters on offer, written by an experienced journalism lecturer and practitioner. Deep media analysis, news round-ups and a body of helpful resources sent out to your inbox.
Last but not least, us!
Our newsletter is a daily slice of the site, offering our most recent headlines, podcast episodes with media experts, industry press releases and the latest journalism jobs and media courses. Plus a few of our own musings and reflections on other stories of the day. What else could you ask for in one neat package?
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