Some good, some bad, mostly indifferent. As media land descends on Twitter how do you work out who are the ones worth following?
Here are some questions to ask: are they giving you a glimpse inside? Are they sharing nuggets of insight and analysis? Are they part of the conversation? Are they making you laugh? And, are they doing more than pointing an RSS feed at it?
Yes to two or more of these and you are probably on to a winner.
On Journalism.co.uk today, I’ve recommended 15 men and women from the news mainstream worth following for many of the reasons above. It’s an entirely subjective list, of course, and it is, I hope, incomplete.
Anyway, you can read much more on each over at the other place but here, in brief is the list:
1. Benedict Brogan
who: chief political correspondent, Daily Telegraph
2. Ruth Gledhill
who: religion correspondent, The Times
3. Bryony Gordon
who: features writer, Daily Telegraph
4. Kevin Maguire
who: associate editor (politics), Daily Mirror
5. Alan Rusbridger
who: editor, The Guardian
6. Alison Gow
who: executive editor, Liverpool Echo
7. Victoria Raimes
who: news reporter, Edinburgh Evening News
8. Marc Reeves
who: editor, The Birmingham Post
9. Jo Wadsworth
who: reporter, Brighton Argus
10. Paul Waugh
who: deputy political editor, London Evening Standard
11. Krishnan Guru-Murthy
who: presenter, Channel 4 News
12. Tim Marshall
who: foreign affairs editor, Sky News
13. Cathy Newman
who: political correspondent, Channel 4 News
14. Alex Thomson
who: chief correspondent, Channel 4 News
15. Nicky Campbell
who: presenter, BBC Radio Five Live
You’re bound to disagree with some of my suggestions, and highlight some missing gems. Please share – below or @jon_bernstein.
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