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How to title your newsletter

(Below, see the list of words for newsletter titles.)

Newsletter names usually reflect the publication's mission: Neighborhood News, for example. But unlike media publishers whose publications have very serious names, newsletters can be a little more playful with names. We are not sure where the line is drawn at playful. There was once a group of plumbers who named their publication "Poop from the Group." Creative, what? But, for example, if you had a Colorado humor newsletter, you could easily call it "Boulder Dash". (As it happens this is also the name of a game.)

You don't always have to look for a pun or something cute for the name of your newsletter. In fact, sometimes thinking of a straight forward name saves a lot of time and effort.

If you are thinking of running a 'name of newsletter' contest, be forewarned that you probably won't get many submissions and you might not like the submissions you get. But you will still have to award the prize and probably use the winning name. Best idea is to come up with a list of possible names and decide.

Journal and scientific newsletter names

Scientific, technical, and professional journals tend to name their newsletter "Newsletter." This is probably an attempt to maintain decorum. The Space Telescope Science Institute calls its very professional and interesting newsletter "NEWSLETTER." After all, "The Hubble Babble" wouldn't exactly sound authoritative. But there is always the exception. Case in point: Floating Points, by Mathworks. Or any number of water treatment newsletters all called "Drips and Drops." Another exception: A plant biology organization calls its newsletter 'The Leaflet.'

Political and issue-oriented newsletter names

Political and issue-oriented newsletters tend to include words that suggestion action: network, cause, mission, dynamics. The exception, of course, are any number of humane society newsletters entitled Animal Tales. When the newsletter is targeted at boards of directors or leaders of issue-oriented organizations, the names become more business-like: journal, quarterly, insight. Interestingly a number of conservation and ecology newsletters contain the word "scoop." Notable among these is the Closed-Loop Scoop.

Employee and company newsletter names

Employee newsletters often have very playful names. Imperial Parking Corporation has an attractive newsletter humorously named "Between the Lines." Million Air, a private plane company, has a newsletter entitled "Million Air Miles." Swift brands, a food company, has a handsome newsletter called "Fresh Thoughts." And... just as you might suspect, the Cable Tray Institute's newsletter is named "Cablegram".

Advertising newsletter names and customer newsletter names

One good example of an external newsletter for customers is the ProAssurance newsletter called Medical Risk Management Advisor. This newsletter is targeted to physicians. It's "Advisor" logo graphically imitates its tradename, ProAssurance.

Newsletter name ideas

Words that
suggest speed:

speed
express
comet
racer
speedy
caller
telegraph
web
telephone
stealth
eclipse
action
gig gigahertz
runner
agile
beacon
blue streak
breakneck
brisk
chop chop
dashing
digital
double time
electric
expeditious
expeditive
flash
fleet,
flying
hair-trigger

hasty
hot
hurried
hypersonic
lickety split
crazy
mad
mercurial
meteor
nimble
PDQ
posthaste
presto
pronto
quick
racing
rapid
ready
screamin'
snappy
speedball
swift
velocious
winged

Words that suggest accuracy

Accuracy
truth
witness
spectator
reporter
authentic, careful, close,
concrete, correct, defined,
definite, deft, detailed,
discriminating, discriminative,
distinct, exact, explicit, factual,
faithful, genuine, judicious, just,
literal, matter-of-fact,
methodical, meticulous,
particular, proper, punctilious,
punctual, regular, right,
rigid, rigorous, scientific,
scrupulous, severe, sharp,
skillful, solid, specific,
strict, systematic, true,
unerring, unmistakable, veracious

Words that suggest content

Content
bytes, bits, kilobytes, megabytes, gig
news
tips
resource
advisor
lines
account,
advice
announcement
broadcast
bulletin
cable
cognizance
communication
copy,
data, description,
disclosure, discovery, dispatch,
dope, enlightenment, expose,
eye-opener, front-page news,
headlines, hearsay, intelligence,
itemization, knowledge, leak,

lines
lowdown, message,
narration, news flash,
particularization,
petition
poop, recital, recognition,
release, report, rumor, scandal,
scoop, specification, statement,
story, telecast, telegram, telling, the goods, tidings, word

hard drive
measure
shot
network
ties
press
spot
voice
flyer
lazer or laserspark

Words that suggest a person or profession

worker
singer
seller
teller
reporter
caller
talker
hunter
jumper
star
flyer
scout
teacher
writer
stalker
helper
lawyer
doctor
linesman
mentor

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