Helping College Students Know the World Better

A Public Service Project from DailyChatter

DailyChatter is offering free subscriptions to students at participating colleges and universities in the United States and at selected schools internationally. This is our commitment to help students be better informed about the wider world at a time of weakened journalism institutions and intrusive social media.

Students keep their free subscriptions for as long as they are enrolled at their institution. We also provide complimentary subscriptions to faculty members at participating schools.

This new program launched at the University of Oklahoma in the spring semester of 2017 and was so successful with students that it inspired us to see if we could achieve similar results more widely. We recruited another dozen 12 colleges and universities for the 2017/2018 academic year. The response was far beyond our expectations, with a 40% average daily open rate for the newsletter by the nearly 1700 students enrolled. That would be a stellar result among adults but for 18 to 23-year-olds that level of response to the serious global news is truly remarkable.

DailyChatter is now reaching out to nearly 200 leading public and private universities for the 2018-2019 academic. If you have not heard from us but would like to learn more about participating, please contact Elizabeth Bartle, our Director of University Relations, at [email protected].

Thank you.

From Our Partners

“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

Some of Our Partner Schools

How the Program Works

The college or university sends the free subscription offer to students (and faculty, if desired) in one or more of the following ways: by email (preferred), digital newsletter, via the school website, or in a print publication or flyer. Students and faculty enroll themselves directly by simply clicking on a dedicated link provided by DailyChatter or by going to a dedicated web address, where they enter their name and email address, their major subject, and the month and year of their expected graduation. DailyChatter arrives the next weekday morning.

The university can make the subscription offer as many times during a semester as it wishes. There is no cost to the university or the students, and enrollment is completely voluntary. Schools can send the invitation to students campus-wide or to those within an individual school, college, center or department within the University. We do encourage the broadest possible participation by our partner institutions.

DailyChatter can co-brand the newsletter for each partner institution if desired, so students will see their college or university name and logo at the top of the newsletter each weekday morning.

We are undertaking this public service because of a profound belief that it is more important than ever for college and university students to have a deeper understanding of international issues. We know that one of the central objectives of modern higher education is to elevate students’ exposure to and knowledge of the wider world in order for them to be better citizens and so they’ll have a chance to reap the financial benefits the global economy can provide. Through our offer of free subscriptions, DailyChatter hopes to give colleges and universities another avenue for accomplishing these very important goals.

Philip S. Balboni, CEO, Founder and Co-Executive Editor

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.