List of EA-related email newsletters

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!

(I’ve lightly ed­ited my origi­nal list to in­cor­po­rate sug­ges­tions from 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. Read­ers of the EA Newslet­ter might be es­pe­cially in­ter­ested in “Devel­op­ment Re­search” and “Devel­op­ment Im­pact Eval­u­a­tion News”.

The Life You Can Save has a monthly newslet­ter fo­cused on the work of their recom­mended global de­vel­op­ment char­i­ties, with an em­pha­sis on sto­ries about the peo­ple who carry out that work.

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.

But Can They Suffer is a monthly newslet­ter about effec­tive an­i­mal ad­vo­cacy in all its forms — re­search find­ings, re­cent news, job open­ings, and up­com­ing events. You can view the last three is­sues here.

The Good Food In­sti­tute Newslet­ter cov­ers news and ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties re­lated to cul­ti­vated meat and other meat al­ter­na­tives.

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 con­tent 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.

Other topics

The Fore­cast­ing Newslet­ter fea­tures news and in­ter­est­ing ques­tions re­lated to fore­cast­ing and pre­dic­tion plat­forms.

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.