Besides the usual CNN, MSNBC, NYT, Adweek, russell davies and TED, I can't live without:
1 :: Newser. Wow, Newser is using short blasts of interesting news from an array of sources (BBC, Salon, The Guardian, TMZ, NYT, The Economist, People) offered with a key visual. It's easy to use and a great way to look over the news of the day quickly. Developed by Michael Wolff -- Vanity Fair writer -- and full of delicious nuggets. Besides, Drea and Brock created this that was such a winner.
2 :: Arts + Letters Daily. What a cool way to read about everything -- literature, pop culture, politics, music -- on a site that is a huge conglomeration of great stuff. They draw from newspapers around the world, plus a variety of blogs and new books. The Chronicle of Higher Education brings this together, so it has enough gravitas to count for a few college credits if you read it daily. You can spend hours clicking through.
3 :: Romenesko. If you hang out with journalism types like I do, you need to know what makes the profesion tick. This poynter,org site is the daily blog of Jim Romenesko. It's a compilation of news stories about the industry, job postings, business insight, and matters of journalistic culture. Very cool read, one that anyone in the media world should be reviewing.
4 :: Animal is fun. How about this: "ANIMAL is a mix of underground culture, city-centric musings, and cultural epithets updated daily, providing compulsory reading for artists, writers, curators, creative peoples, (as well as editors, reporters, and brand people)." Yes.
5 :: Before & After Magazine. I love this site and all it offers. Subscribe and you can download all the articles on type, design, elegant production. Very groovy.