About NextDraft

I pluck the most fascinating news items of the day and then create a modern-day column which I deliver with a fast, pithy wit that will make your computer device vibrate with delight.

About Dave Pell

Dave Pell has been writing about news, technology, and media since 1999. He writes NextDraft, a newsletter offering a quick and entertaining look at the day’s most fascinating news. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Boston Globe, Time, NPR, Wired, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. He’s been news-obsessed since he was a child and is known to his readers as the Internet’s Managing Editor. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He sits on the board of 826 Valencia and is a longtime advisor to the Center for Investigative Reporting. He lives in Marin County with his wife, Gina, and their two kids, two cats, two beagles, and two broadband providers (in case one ever goes down).

Dave is the author of: Please Scream Inside Your Heart: Breaking News and Nervous Breakdowns in the year that wouldn’t end.

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