More than a year ago, I posted a piece asking for comments from the readers of the Daily Digest. There were many useful ideas, and I've modified the Digest accordingly. I'm now about to leave for a week's vacation, and thought I'd ask again. The Daily Digest is now being received by more than 25,000 people. So, I thought I'd solicit your opinions.
What makes up the Digest? I use the following U.S. newspapers: The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor , USA Today, and the McClatchy news service (including its regional papers). For Canada, the National Post and the Globe & Mail. For an international take, BBC and The Guardian. For the Middle East, Haaretz and al Jazeera. And, if a story is breaking in a specific part of the world, I'll look at news sources from that country. The news I try to cover coincides broadly with Sojourners' platform -- war/peace, poverty and budget priorities, the environment, consistent ethic of life issues, human rights, marriage and family, religion in general, and faith and politics in particular.
What do you think, both of the range of sources and topics? Are there important sources I'm not using? Important issues I don't include enough? If you'd like to comment, just post in the comments for this blog post. I'll read them all and respond as possible.
Duane Shank is the senior policy adviser for Sojourners. Sign up to receive Duane's daily news summary via e-mail.