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 154 countries in every region in 2019.
Provides students with high-quality original source links, as well as access to archives, so students can dig deeper into the underlying issues.
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 44% read it several times a week and 99% said reading DailyChatter increased their knowledge of the world.
Now, DailyChatter is available worldwide – still free, still compelling, and easier than ever to get started. We currently have over 10,000 students at more than 300 schools. Our goal is to provide this service to a majority of American college and university students, and to students across the globe.
Funding for the free subscription program is supported by The Carnegie Corporation of New York, SocialGood, contributions from DailyChatter’s subscribers, and from our own revenue and capital resources.
"Free access to DailyChatter has made me so happy! I love getting the newsletters and reading about what U.S. American journalism may be covering, but is not headlining. A lot of times, U.S. publications and television networks aren’t covering what you put in your newsletter and it has definitely increased my international awareness and knowledge of events, histories, peoples and cultures. I actually send these to my dad and then he’ll call me and be like ‘what! I can’t believe this happened here, I had no idea.’ It’s so cool that I can have this information and for free because college is already expensive enough and I know a lot of students would read more news if it were free, but it’s not so thank you. You rock!"
"It’s made it a lot easier to stay on top of current events, even when I have a busy day and only have a few minutes to read the news, say, at breakfast."
"I can read it very quickly every morning and I feel like it does a great job covering what I need to know as someone studying International Peace and Conflict Resolution."
"For the most part I feel pummeled by a stream of domestic news that rarely goes beyond the actions of a few members of the government; DailyChatter has, to an extent, broken through that to provide a regular link to the rest of the world."
"You can read about a wide range of topics in just a small time and it is free, providing a motive for further research on topics I am interested in. I personally read the Daily chatter daily."
"After the first DailyChatter email I read, I knew this was going to become part of my daily routine."
"It helps give concise yet detailed information that is important in the many different parts of the world, which may be difficult to gather without taking lots of time to read many news sites"
"Free unbiased news is really hard to get and I can’t afford to pay for a newspaper subscription, so it’s been really great to know what’s going on in the rest of the world"
"It has given me a more up-to-date view of the politics and current events in countries that are usually ignored in the mainstream media."
"I am able to keep up with a lot of global news in a convenient way. Because this is delivered right to my inbox, I do not have to search the web for global news as often, unless I need to know something about a specific country. The publication has also enabled me to learn things about places I never would have read about otherwise."
"The international events DailyChatter brings allows me to check on those events later. I usually see my glimpses of news from DailyChatter first, before I go else where. If anything, DailyChatter motivates me to seek out what has happened the day before and during the day."
"I don’t pay for news subscriptions, so I really appreciate this opportunity."
"Made me feel more connected with the world."
"DailyChatter is an excellent news resource because the information is meaningful, enjoyable to read, and quick to read, so I have been able to learn about and stay updated on events and situations that I would otherwise know nothing about and likely not have time to look into."
"It helps me be more well-informed, & as a political science major, that’s important."
"Like most people, I often think that I know more than I do. DailyChatter always reminds me that I have a lot left to learn. I love being able to talk with people from around the world and to have at least a small idea of the current events in their country. For example, when I met a girl from Sri Lanka, she was so happy and surprised that I had even heard about its short time with 2 acting prime ministers. That encouraged me to read DailyChatter more often."
"It gives a good summary of world events without having to go searching."
"I don’t get news on Africa and East Asia. DailyChatter provides a concise and informative breakdown of specific regional issues that I generally don’t see."
"Gets me out of my bubble"
"I have gotten a good snapshot of things happening around the world in an easily digestible way, keeping me informed as well as piquing my interest in areas not previously mentioned in other news sources."
"I have learned a lot more in a shorter period with the knowledge that the information given is unbiased and incorporates a number of other sources – no need to comb through major media sites to find the latest updates in world politics, but understand the main points of a topic enough to where if I wanted to find out more I would know what to look for."
"I feel more knowledgeable about global politics, policy, and economy which are areas I was lacking in my global health education. I am able to share stories with colleagues and engage in discussion I wasn’t otherwise prepared for."
"I wouldn’t sign up if it weren’t free because I don’t always read it and I have other news sources. But I very much appreciate the letter’s non-partisan eye and focus on BIG world events that are under-emphasized in the other news I read/my US-focused world."
So how does it work? Offering DailyChatter to your students is simple, fast and non-intrusive:
Students can 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.
“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
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.
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