List of EA-aligned email newsletters (did I miss any?)

post by aarongertler · 2019-10-09T09:51:46.668Z · score: 15 (7 votes) · EA · GW · 6 comments

Contents

  Global health and development
  Animal welfare
  AI alignment and/or capabilities
  Meta (the EA movement, EA philosophy, etc.)
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As a resource for readers of the EA Newsletter, I've created a list of other email newsletters that cover similar content (and have a perspective that is at least adjacent to common EA perspectives, even if they aren't explicitly focused on effective altruism).

If you know of a good newsletter I've missed, please add it in the comments!


Global health and development

Jeff Mosenkis (Innovations for Poverty Action) collects a weekly set of links and publishes them on the blog of development scholar Chris Blattman (subscribe here). These cover everything from experimental data to amusing anecdotes about the lives of researchers.

MIT’s Poverty Action Lab sends out several newsletters that cover research findings and lessons on applying them to government policy.

The World Bank offers many different newsletters on global development. Readers of the EA Newsletter might be especially interested in “Development Research” and “Development Impact Evaluation News”.


Animal welfare

The Farm Animal Welfare Newsletter (written by Lewis Bollard, a program officer at the Open Philanthropy Project) covers topics related to reducing the suffering of farmed animals (regulation, meat substitutes, cage-free pledges, and more).


AI alignment and/or capabilities

The Alignment Newsletter (written by a team of researchers and practicing programmers) covers recent work on AI alignment, including original analysis and criticism.

ChinAI (written by Jeff Ding, a researcher at the Future of Humanity Institute) covers the AI landscape in China by translating articles and documents from government agencies, newspapers, corporations, and other sources.

Import AI (written by Jack Clark, the Director of Strategy and Communications at OpenAI) covers many facets of the subject, from technical progress to policy debates (plus, a weekly short story).


Meta (the EA movement, EA philosophy, etc.)

The EA London Newsletter isn’t just for Londoners; it also includes news and articles related to various EA cause areas. Here’s an example.


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comment by DavidNash · 2019-10-10T13:28:40.037Z · score: 19 (6 votes) · EA · GW

I don't have a complete list, but here are quite a few of the organisations that I subscribe to for updates.


Long Term Future

Future of Life Institute

Future of Humanity Institute

Global Priorities Institute

Centre for the Study of Existential Risk

Global Catastrophic Risk Institute

Artificial Intelligence

Center for Security and Emerging Technology

Oxford Internet Institute

DeepMind

Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence

Google AI

OpenAI

Alan Turing Institute

Animal Welfare

Cellular Agriculture UK

Faunalytics

Animal Charity Evaluators

Good Food Institute

Animal Advocacy Careers

Sentience Institute

The Humane League

Farm Animal Welfare Newsletter from OPP

Animal Ethics

Wild Animal Institute

But Can They Suffer

Global Development

The Life You Can Save

Devex International Development

GiveWell

Centre for Global Development

GiveDirectly

J-PAL

Global Innovation Fund

Wellcome Trust (also improving institutions)

International Initiative for Impact Evaluation

AidGrade

Innovations for Poverty Action

Fortify Health

Copenhagen Consensus Centre

Charity Science Health

Gates Foundation

Schistosomiasis Control Initiative

Overseas Development Institute

Development Media International

Against Malaria Foundation

Malaria Consortium

Evidence Action

Happier Lives Institute

Improving Institutions

Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy

Campbell Collaboration

Centre for Excellence in Development and Learning

Our World in Data

Centre for Open Science

To Be Decided

UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose

Effective Altruism

Effective Altruism Newsletter (by CEA, EA Hub and Rethink Charity)

Future Perfect

Charity Entrepreneurship

80,000 Hours

80k Supporters Updates

Centre for Effective Altruism

Open Philanthropy Project

Rethink Priorities

EA Groups Newsletter

Philanthropy

The Center for Effective Philanthropy

Founders Pledge

Non Profit Chronicles

General Interest

Clearer Thinking

Conceptually

Matt’s Thoughts In Between - Founder of Entrepeneur First

comment by saulius · 2019-10-09T11:09:07.212Z · score: 10 (4 votes) · EA · GW

For animal welfare, I also recommend But Can They Suffer newsletter It's a monthly newsletter that contains links to new research and effective animal advocacy content, news and updates, job openings, upcoming events and conferences. The last three newsletters can be seen here.

comment by edoarad · 2019-10-09T14:42:46.075Z · score: 7 (4 votes) · EA · GW

Some near-EA newsletters:

  • The EuropeanAI newsletter with subscription here. Each post it targets one European country with it's AI strategy.
  • Gwern.net has a newsletter with some of Gwern's writing and other curated materials.
  • Palladium Magazine "explores the future of governance and society through political theory, analysis, and investigative journalism".
  • The Good Food Institute also has a nice newsletter
  • RationalNewsletter - "Weekly recap of the best articles from the rationalist community of LessWrong, Slate Star Codex, Ribbonfarm and more".
  • 80k also has a newsletter, but for some reason I was not subscribed to. Fixed :)
comment by Jon_Behar · 2019-10-09T15:07:18.535Z · score: 4 (2 votes) · EA · GW

The Life You Can Save's newsletter would be good for the Global Health and Development section

comment by matthew.vandermerwe · 2019-10-09T10:26:14.956Z · score: 4 (3 votes) · EA · GW

I would add Future Perfect, and Policy.AI (CSET's new AI policy newsletter)

comment by ishaan · 2019-10-10T08:42:43.054Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · EA · GW

For global health, don't forget Givewell's newsletter!

For meta, CharityEntrepreneurship has one as well (scroll to the middle of the page for the newsletter)