Newsletters I can’t live without


I’m an avid reader, and over the past year I’ve discovered the magic of newsletters in helping me discover the best content on the topics I care about. With the launch of my own newsletter, Above the Bottom Line, my subscriptions have become even more indispensable because they help me keep up with content that my own readers might find interesting.

Since I’m often asked what I read, here are the best newsletters I’ve discovered across the internet…



  1. Fortune’s RaceAhead: This newsletter on culture and diversity in Corporate America is almost always the one newsletter I open, even on the most hectic of days. It’s just so damn good.
  2. Fortune’s Broadsheet: This newsletter covers everything you need to know about women in business, including coverage of headlines as well as the jobs and board roles being filled by well-known female executives.
  3. NYTimes Morning Briefing: While I get my daily news from other publications as well, I love this cleanly designed and well curated email the NYTimes sends me every morning.
  4. NewCo Edit: Offering both daily and weekly options, this newsletter is a great source of content at the intersection of business and social impact. I particularly love reading the analysis included in the daily roundup.
  5. Fortune’s CEO Daily: This is my favorite source for staying abreast of top-of-mind issues for and news across Corporate America.
  6. Ann Friedman: This weekly newsletter often includes the best gems to hit my inbox. It’s my favorite source of content to learn about human experiences outside of my own reality.

If you’re looking for even more recommendations, here are other newsletters I subscribe to but don’t read as consistently. (There are only 24 hours in a day, after all.)

Note: All newsletters are sent every weekday/daily unless otherwise stated.


  • Skimm: It’s likely you’re already a subscriber. I enjoy their witty and succinct coverage of the news.

  • Buzzfeed News: I love that the coverage of each topic is sufficient enough in the body of the email, so I don’t have to click-through to understand what’s going on.
  • Vox Sentences: This is Vox’s daily digest for what’s happening in the world.
  • Fortune’s Term Sheet: Fortune’s daily email about deals and deal-makers in business.
  • Fortune’s World’s Most Powerful Women: Different from Fortune’s Broadsheet only in that it’s global in scope, so you’ll also find more international and political content.


  • Above the Bottom Line: Shameless plug! My weekly newsletter looks at how the world’s most influential companies are taking a stance on the social and environmental issues you care about.
  • Marshall Project: Daily and weekly emails with the most important news and opinion on the U.S. criminal justice system. VERY comprehensive, and may have the best combination of quality content and design of all the emails I subscribe to.
  • Triple Pundit: Daily and weekly updates of TriplePundit’s own reporting on CSR, social entrepreneurship, green jobs and the triple bottom line.
  • Race Matters: Compelling, thought-provoking, and informative pieces explaining and showcasing the struggles, joys, and realities of life as is, through a racial lens. Weekly.


  • Action Now: A daily email of suggested actions to help others and reduce the impact of racism, sexism, class and income inequality, disability discrimination, and more.
  • Wall of Us Weekly Acts: 4 concrete acts of resistance delivered to your inbox each week.
  • Jen’s Activism Checklist: Weekly action checklist for democrats, independents, and republicans of conscience.


  • Lenny: Feminism, style, health, politics, friendship, and everything else from Lena Dunham and her partner in crime, Jenni Konner. I skim this one every once in a while when I’m looking for a beautiful essay or interview of a boss ass woman. Weekly.
  • Austin Kleon: The artist and writer of the books Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work sends 10 things he thinks are worth sharing for the week. It’s always full of goodies.
  • BrainPickings: An email with the week’s most unmissable articles across creativity, psychology, art, science, design, philosophy, and other facets of our search for meaning.

What newsletters can you not live without? I want to know!