Our relationship with the news has become toxic.
To consciously follow daily events in 2022 is to open yourself up to a barrage of attention-grabbing push notifications, each more distracting and soul-sapping than the last. To top it all off, despite our rampant appetite for news coverage, we seldom trust what we read anyway. The news media used to inform and entertain us. Today, it too often settles for irritating and provoking us.
It doesn’t have to be this way. The International is built on the belief that the 24-hour news cycle is at best unnecessary, and at worst counterproductive. Do we need to consume emotionally-framed updates to Brexit and Donald Trump every single day, or does the constant stream of news take more away from our understanding of the world than it offers in return?
By subscribing to The International, you’ll receive an email once per month, with a curated selection of in-depth (but never overlong) articles breaking down the events which have shaped our world. All in all, it should take a total of 45 minutes to read every story in our newsletter. Three-quarters of an hour, once a month. That’s it. The International will never demand more of your time than that – no push notifications, no ‘unmissable offers from partners’, and no clickbait headlines clogging up your social media feeds. Oh, and it’s completely free.
Why not try out a healthier relationship with the news?