Helping College Students Know the World Better

Join other leading colleges and universities and provide your students with our independent, non-partisan, international daily newsletter. And it’s free. Forever.

DailyChatter Features

Presents stories in a way that’s easily and quickly read by students on their phone, tablet, or laptop.

Surveys all major, as well as less well-known, high-quality global reporting sources each weekday to offer a unique perspective on the key global issues.

Delivers broad geographic coverage, reporting on 134 countries in every region in 2018.

Provides students with high-quality original source links, as well as access to archives, so students can dig deeper into the underlying issues.

About the Initiative

We began this initiative by launching a pilot free subscription program with 13 colleges and universities. Nearly 1,700 students signed up, but most importantly, a survey of participating students showed that 32% read the newsletter daily, another 31% read it several times a week and 98% said reading DailyChatter increased their knowledge of the world.

Now, DailyChatter is available nationwide – still free, still compelling, and easier than ever to get started. Our original 13 schools have grown to more than 50 and our student subscribers to more than 5,300. Our goal is to provide this service to a majority of American college and university students.

Words from Students

How The Program Works

So how does it work? Offering DailyChatter to your students is simple, easy and non-intrusive:

  • There is no contract to sign.
  • There is no cost to your institution.
  • And you only need to send out a customized link by email to invite students to sign up.

Students keep their free subscriptions for as long as they’re in school. Faculty and administrators are also welcome to enroll. Our Digital Enrollment Guide and support team help our partner schools ensure that their program is a success.

DailyChatter is the only elite international newsletter designed specifically for college students and we’re able to offer it for free thanks to the support of the Knight Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation.

Our mission is to promote greater knowledge of the world and to help shape the next generation of well-educated citizens of both this country and the wider world.

We know that YOUR mission includes increasing students’ global awareness and knowledge. We’re committed to giving you new avenues to make global issues a part of students’ daily learning.

And you don’t need to worry about security or privacy.

  • Our service is 100% opt-in – we do not access your student email lists.
  • We do not collect data on students.
  • We never sell, rent or provide access to our email list to outside parties.

“We are pleased to collaborate with DailyChatter to offer this free, non-partisan news source to students at Tufts… At Tisch College, we believe that being an informed citizen is the first step to engaging with our communities and the world in order to solve pressing problems. DailyChatter helps advance that mission by facilitating access to international news in a format that is timely and accessible to students.”

Alan Solomont, Dean of the Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University

“Thank you so much for reaching out to NKU and for making this wonderful opportunity available to our students, faculty and staff.  I have personally been enjoying reading the DailyChatter every morning.  I am an avid listener of NPR and this is an excellent supplement to it.  The stories your editorial team features rarely get much attention, if any, even though they are most important.  Working with international students from all over the world, I appreciate the insight it provides in the countries from which some of them come.  I believe it will help me serve them better by being better informed about the matters that most concern them.”

With all my appreciation, Dr. Francois Le Roy, Executive Director, Center for Global Engagement and International Affairs, Northern Kentucky University

“Like all journalism and media programs, we at Gaylord College strive to send graduates into the wider world as educated citizens who are informed on the issues of the day. We’ve found DailyChatter is a timely and useful tool to do just that. The feedback from our students about it is nothing but positive. We look forward to a long relationship with the DailyChatter team.”

Ed Kelley, Dean, Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Oklahoma

Our Partner Schools

  • American College of Greece
  • American University
  • Auburn University
  • Baylor University
  • Boston College
  • Brown University
  • Carleton College
  • City University of New York, School of Journalism
  • Coastal Carolina University, Wall College of Business
  • Colby College
  • Colorado College
  • Columbia University, Columbia College
  • Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Columbia University, School of General Studies
  • Connecticut College
  • Emerson College, School of Journalism
  • Hamilton College
  • Harvard College
  • Harvard University, Institute of Politics
  • Lesley University
  • Loma Linda University
  • Mass College of Art and Design
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • Middlebury College
  • Northeastern University, School of Journalism
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism, Washington Program
  • Northwestern University, Buffett Institute for Global Studies
  • Norwich University
  • Ohio University, Scripps College of Communication
  • Regis College
  • SAI
  • Schreiner University
  • St. Lawrence University
  • State University of New York Cortland
  • Trinity College
  • Tufts University, Tisch College of Civic Life
  • Tulane University, Center for Global Education
  • University of Cincinnati, Honors Program
  • University of Georgia, Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication
  • University of Hawaii Manoa, College of Arts and Humanities
  • University of Maryland, Philip Merrill College of Journalism
  • University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts
  • University of Mississippi, School of Journalism and New Media
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of New Mexico, Department of Communications and Journalism
  • University of Oklahoma, Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • University of Oklahoma, College of International Studies
  • University of Oklahoma, Price College of Business
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington and Lee University
  • Washington State University, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication
  • Wellesley College
  • Winona State University
  • Wesleyan University
  • Xavier University
  • Yale University

Learn More About the Program

To Learn More About the Program or to Discuss Enrolling Your School, Please Use the Contacts Below or Fill Out the Form.

Philip S. Balboni, CEO, Founder and Co-Executive Editor
[email protected]

Elizabeth Bartle, Director of University Relations & Global Engagement
[email protected]

DailyChatter is very grateful to the Knight Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York which have provided us with grants to support the university initiative.