There was an interesting tool to monitor RSS list of newspapers on HN sometime ago. I wish that this tool  is hosted somewhere to easily get notification on my slack without setting it up or managing it. With load of information we face everyday, the idea of monitoring RSS feeds through Slack interface is very interesting.
The challenge with RSS isn’t finding the feeds - they are for the most part readily available. It’s having a feed that doesn’t completely overwhelm.
That’s the problem that social, for all the concerns about filter bubbles and tracking, does actually do a good job at solving.
If you curate it (I have worlds news, US news, politics, tech, science, etc), I find it's actually pretty nice to be able to scan through the headlines and see what interests you. It seems to augment my Reddit/HN feeds pretty well. I find that I can scan through all the headlines in ~3-4 minutes.
I also find it is incredibly nice for the low bandwidth feeds. I don't feel like I need to check those everyday, when I get an update it shows a notification and I can go straight through it. As a result, I am subscribed to a lot more of those, as it very easy to look through.
I'm currently using http://nuzzel.com/ to aggregate my Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin feed and it does a great job of filtering out the "important" stuff that people talk about. Not just the noise that comes and goes.
I'm really happy with it, so happy that I even activated the email digest every morning and push notifications. It's pretty neat if you don't want to be drowned in a stream of information but also want to know what's going on.
It's not that overwhelming to me because I've been using RSS a long time and I know what to expect, but I could see how it's not everyone's cup of tea.
Maybe RSS + local ML would solve the problem?
And there's an RSS feed(headlines only):
I think Washington Post is broken though, but everything else is working fine. Sadly, it appears both the Atlantic and Reuters have added some annoying elements to the top of their AMP pages that take up a lot of space; that wasn't how it was when I first made this project.
Ugh, it's now the 26th largest by circulation . How the mighty have fallen. They do have RSS feeds, if you want to add them:
However, like most other smaller dailies on this list, they no longer do much national reporting (it's all from the wire services). So, unless you're really into hearing about local politics in various mid-sized U.S. cities -- which I'm not disparaging, because I actually am! -- a lot of these are going to be pretty useless for you.
You may want to pick only a few of them, maybe one for each political leaning, and look at their site to see if they provide feeds by section, then pick the section you are interested in, instead of importing the OPML whole.
A rough estimate is that these 22 feeds would generate about 300-600 stories a day.
It seems like a (comparably) sane idea to pursue, but pre-implementation market validation is a strong motivator to prioritize work on it without direct financial pressure.