About DailyChatter

DailyChatter is the largest daily newsletter in the United States exclusively devoted to world news.

“I have found this site to be the best resource for what is going on in the world.”  Gary

Our mission is to help people know the world better with trustworthy, independent and non-partisan journalism. The world we live in is undeniably complex, challenging, and often dangerous. But the once robust landscape of global reporting has shrunk dramatically, leaving consumers with very few options to keep up with a fast-moving world and to discover new places.

Our philosophy is to provide smart, succinct coverage, recognizing that we all lead busy lives and often have little time to stay abreast of world news. That’s why DailyChatter:

  • is easy to read and not too long;

  • arrives in your mailbox at the start of your day (6amET);

  • carries no distracting advertising; and

  • provides complete stories with no need to follow links to understand them (but the option to do so if you want to learn more).

Our geographic scope is broad and diverse. DailyChatter covers more than 150 different countries every year.  And every DailyChatter story is accompanied by a custom-designed map, so you’ll instantly be able to place the country you’re reading about in its regional and global context.

Our founder is Philip S. Balboni, a veteran journalist and entrepreneur who’s been building and running successful newsrooms for more than 40 years. We’re a privately owned company with no ties to any other media entity. We are proudly independent, and we are deeply committed to journalism that is free of all partisanship. We have been publishing this newsletter under our company name – DailyChatter – since 2016 and have built up a subscriber community of more than 300,000 people in 38 countries.

Our commitment to public service is at the core of our mission. We firmly believe that journalism should be rooted in serving people, and one important way we put that belief into practice is by donating hundreds of thousands of dollars of free subscriptions every year to college students worldwide; and starting this year we’re opening the program to high school students in the United States.

We would love to have you join us in discovering the world every day. We offer free access to one newsletter each week, on Mondays. Our paying subscribers receive every newsletter we publish delivered directly to their inboxes every weekday morning at 6am ET.

Our readers can help you decide. Here’s a sample of what some of them have to say about us:

“This . . . is the best I've heard of and seen, with a daily compilation of news sources from around the world.” Ellen

“I have found this site to be best resource for what is going on in the world.”   Gary

“Excellent non-biased global news.”  Bradley

“Great daily world news update.” Barbara

“This is one of the best news sources I 've ever found.” Carl

“I like this platform because they report on the happenings around the world that are seldom even seen by our media outlets in the US.” Robert

“Love your news!  I read it every day and couldn’t live without it now.” Lindsay

“I love this news that is found nowhere else.” Bill

“I do a lot of international business and was actually gob-smacked when I discovered Daily Chatter (our sister publication) . . . Daily Chatter is wonderful at keeping up with international news.” Katie

“I really appreciate this world update that I get daily.” Laura

“This is the best international news. Wish you could find national news like this.” Tony

“No Spin Just Facts.” Patricia

Key Personnel

Philip S. Balboni, Founder, CEO, and Co-Executive Editor

Mr. Balboni is a veteran of more than 50 years in print, broadcast, cable, and digital journalism. Before creating DailyChatter, he was the Founder, President, and CEO of GlobalPost, the highly acclaimed international news site he launched in 2008, and the Founder and President of NECN, the largest and most honored regional cable news network in the US, which he launched in 1992 and led for 16 years. Mr. Balboni has a long history in television news and was the creator and founding Executive Producer of the nightly news magazine Chronicle, begun in 1982 and still broadcasting nightly on Boston’s WCVB-TV, and was also the station’s Vice President of News and Editorial Director. He has been the direct or leadership recipient of nearly every major award in American journalism including multiple Peabody, duPont-Columbia, Murrow, and Emmy awards along with awards from the Overseas Press Club, the National Press Club, and the Chinese news agency Xinhua. For nearly 20 years, he was a member of the Columbia Journalism School Board of Visitors and currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School and on the Board of the Peabody Awards, the leading awards in television, radio/podcasting, and digital media, and based at the University of Georgia. Mr. Balboni’s Wikipedia entry can be found here.

Mariya Treisman, Publisher

Ms. Treisman is a distinguished attorney with deep experience in both the public and private sectors. She is a graduate of Duke Law School where she was Editor in Chief of the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law. She clerked for two federal judges before joining the New York law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett where she concentrated on intellectual property law.  Ms. Treisman then moved to the public sector as Assistant Solicitor General in the Office of the New York Attorney General, then as Assistant Counsel to the Governor of New York, and then as General Counsel to the Chief Advisor for Policy and Strategic Planning for New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  She returned to the private sector in 2015, becoming Vice President and Assistant General Counsel and Group Chief Compliance Officer at News Corp headquarters in New York City, serving as legal advisor for News Corp’s North American businesses, including the Wall Street Journal, and managing the company’s global compliance department. Following a move to Boston in 2016, Ms. Treisman joined the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General as Special Assistant Attorney General, working on state and federal litigation and on implementing the Attorney General’s policy initiatives. In joining DailyChatter, Ms. Treisman returns to her deep family roots in journalism as multi-generational owners of newspapers in her home state of Nebraska.

Alex S. Jones, Vice Chairman and Co-Executive Editor

A Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist whose specialty has been scrutiny of the media, Mr. Jones won the Pulitzer Prize for media coverage while at The New York Times. He is also recognized for his work in radio, television, magazines, books and digital media. From 2000 to 2015, Mr. Jones was Director of the Shorenstein Center on the Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Prior to that he was the Eugene Patterson Professor at Duke University. He is author or co-author of three celebrated books focused on media: “The Patriarch: The Rise and Fall of the Bingham Dynasty,” “The Trust: The Private and Powerful Family Behind The New York Times,” and “Losing The News: The Future of the News that Feeds Democracy.” He was founding host of public radio’s “On The Media” and host and executive editor of PBS’s “Media Matters.” Mr. Jones is frequently quoted on issues of media ethics and standards and serves on the boards of a number of media-related organizations.

Keith Goggin, Partner and Member of the Board of Directors

Keith Goggin holds a BA degree from Colgate University with a concentration in Economics and a MS degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.  After a brief career as a financial journalist, he spent over 25 years working in the financial industry, first as an employee of the American Stock Exchange and later as a market maker and specialist on the American Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange.  At various times during the past two decades, Mr. Goggin has been the Managing Member of STR Trading Partners, a founding member and the Managing Member of STR Specialists and a founding member of Integral Derivatives, among other industry roles.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Goggin has served on numerous fiduciary and advisory boards.  He is currently on the Board of Visitors at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he serves alongside DailyChatter founder Phil Balboni.  Mr. Goggin also serves on the Board of Advisors of Columbia Global Reports, the Board of Governors of the Columbia Club of New York, the board of the Thirty West Forty Fourth Street Foundation, where he is the Treasurer. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of the Columbia Alumni Association.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Goggin has also been an active direct investor in private companies doing business in multiple economic sectors, including manufacturing, energy, hospitality, real estate and specialty chemicals, among others.

Stephen Chaloner, Director of Technology & Product

Mr. Chaloner has an extensive background in digital strategy and technology, having spent over a decade exploring the intersections of digital technology, business operations and marketing. For the past six years, Mr. Chaloner has been a very successful business consultant, helping small businesses with their digital strategy and adopting technology for improved operational efficiency. He’s consistently achieved strong, sustainable growth for his clients. Mr. Chaloner also owns and operates several popular websites that serve various online communities.

A graduate of Brown University, he was a varsity athlete in cross country/track and field and served as Team Captain in his senior year. Mr. Chaloner also attended the University of Edinburgh where he received an accelerated Master of Science degree on the intersection of informatics and the arts. A true digital native, Mr. Chaloner has wide-ranging interdisciplinary skills spanning design, web development, online marketing and advertising.

At DailyChatter, he oversees all digital assets including the website, email product delivery, online marketing, and analytics.

Elizabeth Bartle, Executive Director of the University Program

Elizabeth Bartle is a specialist in communications and strategy with a long history of involvement in journalism, education, foundations, and government. Since 2007, she has operated her own consultancy developing strategic communications plans for foundations, non-profit organizations and schools, including serving as Director of Partnerships for War Stories, Peace Stories, a symposium for international journalists and experts held in New York City in 2017.

She was Director of Communications for the Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leadership Program from 1993 to 2007, managing internal and external communications. During her diverse prior history, Elizabeth was Director of Communications and Policy Development for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation and Construction, Assistant Press Secretary for the Dukakis-Bentsen presidential campaign, a project coordinator at the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a legislative aide in Washington to two members of Congress. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont and the Kennedy School.

Jabeen Bhatti, Managing Editor

Ms. Bhatti is an American foreign correspondent who divides her time between Paris and Berlin, and who has covered Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia for publications including USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, Time, Newsweek and Bloomberg. She is the founder and managing editor of Associated Reporters Abroad / ARA Network, an international journalism organization that serves news outlets around the world. A graduate of Columbia University’s Journalism School, she was a Fulbright scholar in 2005/6 in Germany.

Eros Banaj, Assistant Editor

Berlin-based Mr. Banaj hails from Albania and has lived around Europe and the Middle East, studying law and international relations both in his home country and abroad, before landing as an editorial manager in a busy news room. These days, he contributes to various publications around the globe with reporting, editing and fact-checking. But he enjoys most scanning the world for the fascinating, science-oriented stories that make up DailyChatter’s Discoveries section.

John Dyer, Senior Editor

Mr. Dyer is a Boston-based journalist and deputy editor of Associated Reporters Abroad / ARA Network. He has written for many publications including the Boston Globe, Newsday, Nieman Reports, VICE, GlobalPost among others. He was a Fulbright scholar in Bulgaria, a fellow at the Reuters Institute for Journalism at Oxford University, and a writing instructor at the American University in Bulgaria and other institutions.

Jason Overdorf, Senior Editor

Mr. Overdorf is an American foreign correspondent specializing in India and Asia who was based in New Delhi for nearly two decades. He has recently relocated to Washington, DC. Mr. Overdorf served as a senior correspondent for GlobalPost, copy editor for Dow Jones Newswires in Hong Kong, and has written for publications including Newsweek, the Atlantic online, Scientific American, the Far Eastern Economic Review, GQ, the Washington Post and Departures Magazine. He has twice been honored with Best in Business Awards by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Mr. Overdorf earned his BA from Columbia University, and Master’s degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and from Boston University.

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