The Knowledge

Read less, know more

A daily newsletter from Jon Connell, founder of The Week.

It takes just five minutes to read, bringing together the things that matter, and a few that don’t, from all the best news sources.

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What People Are Saying

“What I love about The Knowledge is that it’s brilliant at picking up both mainstream and unusual stories, great little clips from Twitter and fantastic headlines. So if you are looking for five minutes to really get on top of the headlines, not just domestic but international as well, I really recommend it.”

Rory Stewart

“If you’re anything like me you probably feel quite overwhelmed by the saturation of the 24-hour news cycle. Sometimes I feel guilty that I can’t keep up with everything that I should be abreast of. But help is at hand! Salvation is here! The Knowledge is a fun five minute read that keeps you topped up in a way that absolutely isn’t overwhelming.”

Elizabeth Day

“I think Jon is fantastic and I am a huge fan of The Knowledge. We all live busy lives and try to fit too much into our lives, so it’s difficult to stay up to date with current affairs, which is why I like The Knowledge so much – it distils all the key news stories from a multitude of sources into one easily digestible read.”

William Dalrymple

“I absolutely love The Knowledge. It gives you all the news you need in a really handy format, and it quotes only the very best columnists, like me.”

Dominic Sandbrook

“I have become a huge fan of The Knowledge newsletter. There’s always something important and serious, and always something to brighten up the day! Highly recommend to everyone.”

Andrew Lloyd Webber

“It’s such an excellent publication. It’s hugely entertaining, hugely informative, and like any good newsletter is written with a bit of a smile and gives you what you need to know.”

Tom Holland

“The Knowledge is a breath of fresh air… I love it.”

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