I’ve been news obsessed since I was a kid. The realtime Internet turned that budding news addiction into a full-fledged, never-ending affliction. And that’s good news for you. Because, over the years, I’ve become a curation savant. Each morning I visit about fifty news sites and from that swirling nightmare of information quicksand, I pluck the top ten most fascinating items of the day, which I deliver with a fast, pithy wit that will make your computer device vibrate with delight.
I’ve been writing and working on the web for years (a lot of years). My longform essays have been syndicated on NPR, Gizmodo, Forbes and Huffington Post, and the reaction to my average Tweet is not unlike the one the Beatles got during their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.
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Think of Dave Pell as the Internet’s managing editor. The NYT meets SNL. Smart, funny, essential.
Chair, Center for Investigative Reporting
A consistently informative and entertaining guide to some of the best stories on the web, with a healthy mix of news you should know, want to know, and prefer to pretend you didn't read.
The New Yorker
On any given day, Dave turns up the top 10 stories that are important, moving, hilarious, and just weird. Next Draft finds the signal in all the noise.
President, The Atlantic
Dave finds stuff I didn't see but should have. Add that to his drop-dead sexiness and you've got yourself an indispensable newsletter.
Executive Producer, The Daily Show
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