Dave Pell has been writing about news, technology, and media since 1999. He writes NextDraft, a newsletter offering a quick and entertaining look at the day’s most fascinating news. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Boston Globe, Time, NPR, Wired, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. He’s been news-obsessed since he was a child and is known to his readers as the Internet’s Managing Editor. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He sits on the board of 826 Valencia and is a longtime advisor to the Center for Investigative Reporting. He lives in Marin County with his wife, Gina, and their two kids, two cats, two beagles, and two broadband providers (in case one ever goes down).

Dave is the author of: Please Scream Inside Your Heart: Breaking News and Nervous Breakdowns in the year that wouldn’t end.

The NextDraft custom WordPress installation was masterfully coded by (formerly of Andrew Norcross) and the design of the blog and iOS app is from the supremely talented Bryan Bell. Chris Morris coded the iOS app, and the Brian Moco designed the logo. My author photo is by Jessica Paul.

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Here’s some of the buzz from those who read the blog, subscribe to the email, or have downloaded app for their iPhone or iPad…

Dave Pell's Next Draft is a must-read for me daily, as are many of his links. The man knows his Internet. And his puns.

Harry Shearer

Spinal Tap, The Simpsons, Le Show, Emmy Award Winner

Dave’s writing, amidst the deluge of information out there, is a high priority for me. His wit and humor is a true gift. Reading Dave’s emails makes me better.

Cory Booker

N.J. Senator

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.

Steve Bodow

Fmr. Executive Producer, The Daily Show

Dave is one of the most compelling voices on the internet. I’m always fascinated by what he has to say and am eager to follow him wherever his mind goes next

Maria Konnikova

Best Selling Author

Think of Dave Pell as the Internet’s managing editor. The NYT meets SNL. Smart, funny, essential.

Phil Bronstein

Chair, Center for Investigative Reporting

At the end of a long day of carnival-like news frenzy, I open up NextDraft to filter out the noise, to get myself recentered around the important things, and always for a laugh.

Jim Himes

Connecticut Congressman

Dave is an expert at picking through the deluge and serving up the day's best stories from a huge variety of websites.

Sapna Maheshwari

New York Times

If you like technology, ideas and culture, subscribe to the mind of Dave Pell.

Rainn Wilson

The Office