WASHINGTON — The end of the Pentagon’s popular Early Bird news wrap last week had led to a horse race for replacements, with several media organizations launching products this week to compete with defense headline aggregators.
Of course, all you really need is to visit www.stripes.com every morning to find the most important news. But, if you also enjoy surveying what other newspapers are offering, here’s a look at what’s available.
- Military Times “Early Bird Brief” — Launched Monday, it promises “aggregation of international defense and military reports compiled by the staffs of Military Times and Defense News.”
- National Journal’s “Early Bird” — Launched Monday, it’s billed as “a morning assembly of the best national security, defense and foreign-policy coverage from around the web.”
- Politico’s “Morning Defense” — The best-known and well-established military news recap offers “a daily briefing from inside Washington’s national defense apparatus.”
- Foreign Policy’s “Situation Report” — The blog that broke Early Bird’s demise, it offers an in-depth recap of the major defense storylines overnight.
ScoutComms’ “Scout Report” — This weekly product, assembled by the DC-area PR firm, puts an emphasis on veterans news along with defense happenings.