The Best Daily News Apps

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Daily news can be overwhelming. This news app curates the latest stories from major media outlets (NBC News, USA Today, TIME, The Huffington Post, Quartz, VICE, Reuters) and presents them in a concise and digestible manner with an easy-to-read layout and engaging images. It also offers links to the original articles for those interested in a more detailed account of the topic. This news app is free to download and available for iOS and Android devices.

In a town that once had its own daily newspaper and saw a tumultuous rise and fall of the medium, Death of the Local Newspaper takes readers through the stages of grief as a small city copes with the loss of their local paper. It’s a compelling read that provides insight into the changing media landscape as it pertains to journalism and community awareness.

The Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college daily newspaper and has been financially and editorially independent since its founding on January 28, 1878. The newspaper serves the campus and surrounding communities of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. The Yale Daily News Historical Archive contains digitized copies of printed issues dating back to the 1890s and is freely accessible online.

This weekday e-newsletter breaks down the most important news stories of the day into pithy summaries accompanied by insightful commentary written as if by your smart and sassy co-worker. Its clever “What to Say When…” section helps make the act of reading the news less staid, spinning of-the-moment information into entertaining new narratives (“What to say when your co-worker says he slept with his boss”). Click the link below to sign up for the free theSkimm email newsletter or download their free app from iTunes.

When great standalone apps get acquired by internet titans they often find themselves quieting their engines after being absorbed into the larger enterprise, but Pulse has managed to stay true to its roots in this sleek and user-friendly news app. It’s a free download on the iPhone and Android and combines professional news from LinkedIn with a personalized news stream based on your connections and interests, including curated content from other sources that your connections are reading.

The app delivers a comprehensive overview of the most important political, business, celebrity, and sports stories of the day with key quote call-outs, background, video clips, Wikipedia excerpts, relevant maps, and tweets. It’s a perfect way to keep up with the most pressing developments before starting your workday.