News and politics
Last year, adults aged 45 and above were the most likely to get their news from email. However, the online environment is ever-changing, and email news can become more prominent.
Firstly, the Supreme Court in the US hasn’t ruled on the scope of Section 230. This law guarantees that platforms such as Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, etc. aren’t liable for the content that users post. Section 230 shaped social media as we know it today, but lawmakers and Members of Congress advocate changing it. If this ever happens, news publishing on social media can become more limited to fight with disinformation and manipulation of public opinion. There’s also a concern that social media algorithms can hide certain topics from view and promote others. A newsletter, on the other hand, provides everyone with the same curated information no matter what.
And secondly, email is probably the most independent channel journalists have to connect with their audience. In the face of media crises and censorship, media professionals turn to newsletters. For example, Pulitzer Prize winner Seymour Hersh now runs his own newsletter.
Plus, getting news from your inbox is convenient: you can read one digest on current events instead of jumping between several articles. So, without further ado, here are some news and political newsletters.