I was part of the judging panel put together by Press Gazette editor Dominic Ponsford to vote for the best UK reporters on Twitter and other social media. It was a really interesting exercise — the long list came from reader suggestions — and made me aware of a number of journalists I hadn’t followed before.
Among the was @AlexandraRucki, formerly with the Wandsworth Guardian and now an online journalist with the Evening Standard. She was beaten to the top spot by Peter Jukes, @peterjukes, who has done an excellent job covering the hacking trial.
Here’s the top 10:
1 Peter Jukes – @peterjukes – Author and journalist who has been live-tweeting from the hacking trial
2 Alexandra Rucki – @AlexandraRucki (formerly @WandsworthHack – Online journalist for the Evening Standard, formerly with the Wandsworth Guardian
3 Alex Thomson – @Alextomo – Chief correspondent and presenter Channel 4 News
4 Steve Hawkes – @Steve_Hawkes – Deputy political editor The Sun
5 Faisal Islam – @faisalislam – Economics editor Channel 4 News (joining Sky as politics editor)
6 Paul Waugh – @paulwaugh – Editor of Politics Home, editor in chief of Dods
7 Lucy Manning – @lucymanning – ITV News UK editor
8 Mark Stone – @Stone_SkyNews – Sky News Asia correspondent
9 Dave West – @Davewwest – Chief reporter Health Service Journal
10 Phil Mac Giolla Bhain – @Pmacgiollabhain – Journalist and writer living on the west coast of Ireland
You can read the full list over on the Press Gazette site.