The Economist launches The Economist Espresso, the first daily edition in the publication’s 171-year history. The Economist Espresso was developed to serve as a complement to the weekly edition of the publication and will perform the same function as The Economist—distilling what’s important from the news and explaining what it means, providing readers with a trusted filter on world affairs. Available via iOS and Android smartphone apps or as an e-mail, Espresso is a concise briefing designed to be read on the go.
“The Economist has a long, rich and successful history of doing things differently from other media outlets and platforms,” said John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief, The Economist. “This new daily briefing will expand our reach and utility as a smart guide to the forces that shape the future, as we analyse the political, economic, social, cultural and technological forces that are changing the world.”
Published each weekday morning in three editions for the Americas, Europe and Asia, The Economist Espresso brings readers up to speed in just a couple of minutes. Displaying The Economist‘s characteristic brevity, clarity, opinion and wit, it provides an espresso shot of global analysis that can be consumed quickly as part of a morning routine.