Who are the best reporters on Twitter?

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.

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