1. Long War Journal: Unrivaled, in-depth coverage of conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia and other hot spots. Site overseer Bill Roggio was once one of my fiercest critics.
2. Wired’s Danger Room: Snarky and insightful, focused on “what’s next in national security.”
3. Gizmodo: For my geeky side, the ultimate gadget guide, updated many times a day.
4. Paid Content: Comprehensive (and often exclusive) coverage of the economics of (mostly online) content.
5. Poynter’s Romenesko: Maintained by Jim Romenesko, media news, commentary, and memos.
6. Time’s The Page: The great, plugged-in Mark Halperin provides several political updates a day.
7. Politico/Mike Allen’s Playbook: This once-a-day (lengthy) post is must-reading for U.S. political junkies. At times, fun and silly, too.
8. Yahoo’s The Upshot: Yahoo’s new original reporting effort. The Upshot’s reporting team is first-rate and breaks news.
9. Cuban Triangle: Cuba-related developments from Havana, Miami, and Washington.
10. TV Newser: Essential reading for all working in TV news and those with an intense interest in it.