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13 Best Political Newsletters

1. The Flip Side

Written by Annafi Wahed

  • Newsletter Description: We fact-check and curate thoughtful commentary from liberal and conservative media in a 5-minute digest each morning.
  • Subscriber Count: 240000
  • Cadence: Daily or close to daily
  • Topics Covered: Government, News, Opinion, Politics

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  • Available Sponsorships:
  • Newsletter Sponsorship: Please feel free to reach out for examples and more information about our platform and offerings.

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2. The New York Sun’s Morning Sun & Evening Sun

Written by New York Sun’s Team

  • Newsletter Description: The New York Sun’s mission is to gather and disseminate the news in a lively and honest report and to uphold the finest journalistic traditions. For nearly two centuries it has stood for safeguarding liberty and defending the national welfare. It seeks to speak out the sentiment of the people in a voice that is true to its motto, “It Shines for All.”
  • Subscriber Count: 200000
  • Cadence: Daily or close to daily
  • Topics Covered: Culture, News, Opinion, Politics

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  • Available Sponsorships:
  • Header & Footer Banner in Morning or Evening Sun Newsletter (Single Send): Each Morning Sun and Evening Sun newsletter features a full-width header and footer banner ad. Advertisers are guaranteed 100% SOV, with the duplicate placement of their banner ad in both the header and footer of each newsletter. Dimensions: 552 x 134
  • Header & Footer Banner in Morning or Evening Sun Newsletter (Full Week): Each Morning Sun and Evening Sun newsletter features a full width header and footer banner ad. Advertisers are guaranteed 100% SOV, with duplicate placement of their banner ad in both the header and footer of each newsletter. A full week sponsorship will ensure that your brand is the sole banner advertiser in 11 consecutive New York Sun newsletters (5 Morning Suns, 5 Evening Suns, and the Saturday Weekend Sun). Dimensions: 552 x 134
  • Native Ad in Morning or Evening Sun Newsletter (Single Send): Sponsor the single native ad in the style of a story link (with image and blurb) in the top half of the Morning Sun and/or Evening Sun newsletter.

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3. Blindspot Report

Written by Ground Marketing

  • Newsletter Description: A weekly newsletter from Ground News exposing news blindspots from across the political spectrum.
  • Subscriber Count: 196000
  • Cadence: Weekly
  • Topics Covered: Business, Government, News, Opinion, Politics, Social Good, Tech

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  • Available Sponsorships:
  • Native Ad: Tap into our newsletter’s subscriber base made up of thousands of highly engaged and curious readers that skew to working in tech, media, government, and journalism.This ad type includes:
  • Mid-point brand description (500 characters)
  • An image or gif of your choosing
  • 50% share of voice
  • Ad CTR of 0.8-2%
  • Presenting Sponsor: All the benefits of our native ad placement plus:
  • Presented by + logo at the top of the newsletter
  • Mid-point brand message: 500 characters plus image
  • Conclusion brand message : 300 characters plus image
  • 100% share of voice

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4. PS On Sunday

Written by Derek Halsey

  • Newsletter Description: PS editors curate a selection of the past week’s most relevant, incisive, and powerful commentaries, so that you have all of the information you need as you head into the new workweek.
  • Subscriber Count: 120000
  • Cadence: Weekly
  • Topics Covered: Business, Climate, Education, Finance, Government, News, Opinion, Politics, Regulation, Tech, Science

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  • Available Sponsorships:
  • PS On Sunday Weekly Newsletter: Ad placement in our PS on Sunday Newsletter Premium slot. Options:
  • Banner Image
  • Image Card w/text
  • Text (2-3 lines)

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5. Counterpoint

Written by TedRall

  • Newsletter Description: Counterpoint is an email newsletter featuring political cartoons from a team of Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonists, sent twice a week.
  • Subscriber Count: 85000
  • Cadence:
  • Topics Covered: News, Opinion, Politics

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  • Available Sponsorships:
  • Integrated Native Ad:
  • Guaranteed Laughs: Our staff comedy writer will create a 150-word draft for your review, if desired, and you can edit any or all of the ad before it runs
  • Favorable Billing: Between 17-18k readers will see your ad
  • Engaging Placement: Appears between half the cartoons to guarantee readers will see it; you can expect a CTR of 0.2% to 0.4%
  • 100% share of voice per newsletter
  • 300x250 Ad:
  • Engaging Placement: Appears between half the cartoons to guarantee readers will see it.
  • Favorable Billing: Between 17-18k unique readers will see your ad
  • 100% share of voice
  • Integrated Native Ad: Sponsored Cartoon: All the benefits of our Integrated Native Ad, plus…
  • Best Value: For an additional $800 fee, turn your integrated native ad placement into our most engaging ad: a cartoon!
  • Brand Love: A Counterpoint staff cartoonist who loves your brand will create a cartoon for you to run in the newsletter.
  • Creative Control: You’ll be able to workshop with the cartoonist at the sketch level, and hold a final round of review.
  • 100% share of voice.

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6. The Incision

Written by Abdul El-Sayed

  • Newsletter Description: Abdul El-Sayed cuts into the political, scientific, and societal trends shaping our moment.
  • Subscriber Count: 57639
  • Cadence: Daily or close to daily
  • Topics Covered: Culture, Politics, Science, Social Good, Health & Wellness

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  • Available Sponsorships:
  • Newsletter Sponsorship: We include only one advertiser per post. At the top of the post, we would feature your logo with “Today’s Incision is presented by XYZ”. At the end of the prose, we would offer a callout, including your logo, a 150-200-word message, and your link at the end of the prose.

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7. The Bismarck Cables

Written by Bismarck Cable’s team

  • Newsletter Description: Realpolitik assessments of foreign affairs - brief, ruthless, action-oriented.
  • Subscriber Count: 30000
  • Cadence: Daily or close to daily
  • Topics Covered: Government, News, Politics

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  • Available Sponsorships:
  • 150 word shoutout: I will include your company logo, description of the product and benefits to our readers. Our readers are high-net-worth and highly educated individuals interested in foreign affairs analysis and overview: C-suite business executives, lawyers, doctors, financial professionals, academics/professors and research associates.
  • Monthly takeover - 8 Newsletters: I will include your company logo, description of the product and benefits to our readers. Our readers are high-net-worth and highly educated individuals interested in foreign affairs analysis and overview: C-suite business executives, lawyers, doctors, financial professionals, academics/professors and research associates.

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8. Duffel Blog

Written by Paul Szoldra

  • Newsletter Description: Duffel Blog is the first and only online parody news organization focused on the U.S. military and veterans.
  • Subscriber Count: 28000
  • Cadence: Multiple times a month
  • Topics Covered: Culture, Government, Lifestyle, News, Politics

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  • Available Sponsorships:
  • Single shoutout: A single shout-out (150 words or less) in the header of a Duffel Blog newsletter for you or your brand.

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9. Ctrl Alt-Right Delete

Written by Ctrl Alt-Right Delete Team

  • Newsletter Description: Ctrl Alt-Right Delete is a newsletter devoted to covering the rise of far-right extremism, white nationalism disinformation, and online toxicity, delivered on a weekly basis to more than 16,000 subscribers.
  • Subscriber Count: 14000
  • Cadence: Weekly
  • Topics Covered: Culture, Government, Politics, Social Good, Tech

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  • Available Sponsorships:
  • Newsletter Sponsorship: Ctrl Alt-Right Delete is a newsletter devoted to covering the rise of far-right extremism, white nationalism disinformation, and online toxicity, delivered on a weekly basis to more than 14,000 subscribers. It is written and edited by Melissa Ryan.

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10. Exponents

Written by Exponents Team

  • Newsletter Description: It’s a newsletter from the Center for New Liberalism about our thoughts on interesting things, from a center-left perspective
  • Subscriber Count: 7950
  • Cadence: Monthly
  • Topics Covered: Culture, Politics, Transportation, Science, Philosophy, Opinion, Government

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  • Available Sponsorships:
  • Newsletter Sponsorship: The ad will appear in-line in the middle of the newsletter

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11. Discourse Blog

Written by Aleksander Chan

  • Newsletter Description: Discourse Blog is a progressive politics and culture site.
  • Subscriber Count: 6900
  • Cadence:
  • Topics Covered: Culture, Diversity, Future of work, Government, News, Personal, Politics, Regulation, Tech

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  • Available Sponsorships:
  • 5-day consecutive placements: We run your promotional copy and company logo, but we also offer design services to create a custom ad experience for a premium.
  • Single placement: We run your promotional copy and company logo, but we also offer design services to create a custom ad experience for a premium.

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12. The Banter

Written by Benjamin Cohen

  • Newsletter Description: Irreverent political commentary straight out of Washington DC.
  • Subscriber Count: 4500
  • Cadence: Daily or close to daily
  • Topics Covered: Climate, Culture, Government, News, Opinion, Politics

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  • Available Sponsorships:
  • Title sponsor placement: Presented by + logo at the top of the newsletter. Mid-point brand message: 500 characters plus image. Conclusion brand message : 300 characters plus image

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13. International Intrigue

Written by International Intrigue Team

  • Newsletter Description: 🌍 Daily newsletter covering the intersection of geopolitics & business. Written by former diplomats, it’s like The Economist and Morning Brew had a baby!
  • Subscriber Count: 3900
  • Cadence: Daily or close to daily
  • Topics Covered: Business, Government, Regulation, Tech, News

Subscribe here

  • Available Sponsorships:
  • ‘Presented by’: This is a logo underneath our top banner of our new daily newsletter.
  • Featured sponsor: ‘International Intrigue is proudly supported by’. Logo + 75 words of copy written in-house in our signature voice
  • Native content: A short 20 word recommendation to check out your brand written as native content (will feature a disclaimer noting the content is paid).

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