25th Jan 2012, by Andrew Barr

10 Yetis Helps PR Twitter Newbies 2.0 - Top 100 Journalists on Twitter 2012

Linkbait 2.0 you say? I say; fricking informative.

Those of you with memories better than mine will recall that in 2011 we carefully interrogated data from TheCrapps, cross-mined it against established and entirely credible social media metric measurement systems and then produced a Top 100 Journalists on Twitter List?

Well, it's back... refreshed, revised and raring to go.

A few bits of background info on how this list comes to be, and I have also put a short FAQ at the bottom...

The data comes from our very own The CRAPPs awards, specifically "The Least Twattish Twitterer" category where PRs are asked to nominate who their favourite journos are on Twitter.

Thanks to the DW Publishing Team for sponsoring the awards, thanks to Rich Leigh offa our team for managing them and last but not least, huge thanks to Shaun Houcke, also offa our team, for confirming/checking names, outlets, scores and alike.

As mentioned above, we then cross reference this against social media measurement tools to refine the rankings. Ultimately though, a judgement call has to made on the final ranking, so the shouting and any associated Twitter rage should be pointed in my direction (Andy).

Bottom line, I can try and dress this up as a credible piece of scientific research all I want, but the long and short of it is that it is basically a list of which journos the UK community of PRs like the most. Obviously, the nicer journos are to PRs, the higher up they are likely to appear.

Flawed? Yes. LinkBait? How Dare You. Fun? Definitely.

So, here is the 2012 Top 100 Journalists on Twitter

1. Olivia Solon - Wired - @Olivia_solon
2. Caitlin Moran - Times - @Caitlinmoran
3. Fleet Street Fox - @FleetStreetFox
4. Harry Wallop - Daily Telegraph - @hwallop
5. India Knight - Sunday Times - @IndiaKnight
6. Neal Mann - Sky News - @FieldProducer
7. Rory Cellan Jones - BBC - @Ruskin147
8. Charles Arthur - Guardian - @CharlesArthur
9. Vikki Chowney - Econsultancy - VikkiChowney
10. Josh Halliday - Guardian - @JoshHalliday
11. Laura Kuenssberg - ITV - @ITVLauraK
12. Jack Schofield - Freelance - @jackschofield
13. Mike Butcher - TechCrunch - @MikeButcher
14. Simon Read - Indy - @SimonnRead
15. Adrian Bridgwater - Freelance - @ABridgwater
16. Charlie Thomas - Pensions Week - @PensionsCharlie
17. Dave Wylie - Breaking News - @JournoDave
18. Hilary Osborne - The Guardian - @HilaryOsborne
19. Krishnan Guru-Murthy - C4 - @Krishgm
20. Bex Burn-Callander - Management Today - @Sparky000
21. Sally Whittle - Freelance - @Swhittle
22. Vicky Woollaston - WebUser - @VickyWoollaston
23. Duncan Geere - Wired - @Duncangeere
24. Louise Bolotin - Freelance - @LouiseBolotin
25. Dan Oliver - .Net - @DanOliver
26. Adam Cook - God is a Geek - @jebusf
27. Tara Evans - This is Money - @taraevans
28. Carrie-Ann Skinner - PC Advisor - @CarrieSkinner
29. Joe McGrath - Insolvency Today - @biz_hack
30. Evan Davis - BBC - @EvanHD
31. Kat Brown - The Times - @KatBrown82
32. Aleks Krotoski - BBC - @Aleksk
33. Matt Brian - The Next Web - @m4tt
34. Annie Shaw - Daily Express/CashQuestions - @CashQuestions
35. Jason Hesse - Real Business - @JasonHesse
36. Paul Waugh - Politics Home - @PaulWaugh
37. Pete Bell - The Sun - @RealPeteBell
38. Will Topps - The North Devon Journal - @Willtopps
39. Jon Snow - C4 - @JonSnowC4
40. Archie Bland - Indy - @ArchieBland
41. Mark Henderson - The Times - @Markgfh
42. Madeline Bennett - V3 - @MadBennett
43. Joseph Stashko - Blog Preston - @JosephStash
44. Lynette Peck Bateman - saga - @LovelyisLovely1
45. Simon Hilliard - Racepoint Group - @simonhill
46. Rob Crilly - Telegraph - @RobCrilly
47. Andrew Hill - Financial Times - @AndrewTgHill
48. Anne Ashworth - The Times - @AnneAshworth
49. Des Kelly - Daily Mail - @DesKellyDM
50. Steve Hawkes - The Sun - @Steve_Hawkes
51. Damon Green - ITV - @DamonGreenitv
52. Jen Crothers - Heat Mag - @jenofcroths
53. Gordon Kelly - Freelance - @GordonKelly
54. Ciara O'Brien - Irish Times - @Ciaraobrien
55. Tim Marshall - Sky - @SkyTwitius
56. Helen Wright - Real People - @HelenWrites
57. Christopher Phin - Tap! Mag - @ChrisPhin
58. Tom Brewster - IT Pro - @iBlameTom
59. Asim Tanvir - NextGenGaming - @AsimTanvir
60. Ben Poole - Freelance - @BenjaminBump
61. Laura Pearson-Smith - Freelance - @pearsonlauraUK
62. Eamonn Forde - Music Week - @Eamonn_forde
63. Clinton Manning - Daily Mirror - @ClintonManning
64. Sara Luker - PR Week - @RedLuker
65. Ben Cohen - C4 - @BenCohen
66. Dan Martin - BusinessZone - @Dan_martin
67. Oliver Thring - Guardian - @OliverThring
68. Mic Wright - Freelance - @BrokenBottleBoy
69. Sam Parker - Huffington Post - @Samparkercouk
70. Laurie Hanna - Mirror - @LaurieHanna
71. Andrew Dickens - Shortlist - @AndrewDickens
72. Tom Wiggins - Stuff - @WiggoWiggo
73. Chris Mellor - Register - @chris_mellor
74. Mark King - The Guardian - @MarkKing1974
75. Kate Bevan - Guardian - @KateBevan
76. Nick Clark - Indy - @MrNickClark
77. James Governor - Redmonk - @monkchips
78. Ed Yong - Freelance - @EdYong209
79. Alice Vincent - HuffPo - @Alice_emily
80. Jennifer-Anne Scott - CloudPro - @Nifs
81. Charles Christian - Freelance - @ChristianUncut
82. Joe Michalczuk - Sky News - @joemichalczuk
83. Jessica Twentyman - Freelance - @jtwentyman
84. Mark Samuels - CIO Connect - @mark_samuels
85. Samuel Pinney - Heat - @GinBroguesHats
86. Verity Burns - MSN - @VerityBurns
87. Stuart Houghton - Freelance - @StuartHoughton
88. Sam Blackledge - Dorking Advertiser - @SamBlackledge
89. Sarah Shephard - Sport Mag - @SarahSportmag
90. Stacia Briggs - Archant - @Womaninblack
91. Geordie Clarke - Money Management - @GeordieClarke
92. Mike Lowe - Cotswold Life - @CotsLifeEditor
93. Laura Whateley - The Times - @Lwhateley
94. Terri White - The Sun - @Terri_white
95. Cathy Bussey - PR Week - @CathyBussey
96. Iain Hawkins - Cack Blabbath - @DizzyDalek
97. Jemima Kiss - Guardian - @jemimakiss
98. Jeff Prestridge - Mail on Sunday - @jeffprestridge
99. Helen Lewis - New Statesman - @HelenLewis
100. Tim Gatt - ITV - @TimeGattITV

FAQ

Q: You got a name/outlet/something vital wrong you dufus
A: Email me andy@ (guess the rest), or tweet me @10Yetis

Q: Why are some of the more prolific tweeting journos lower than other low volume tweeting journos?
A: As I said, I accept it is more of a "Who Do PRs Like the Most" and as such the ranking will be skewed... I would guess that a journo who is nicer to PRs would rank higher cos we is a fickle bunch. That being said, there must be a flaw in my logic as Charles Arthur made the list :-) (recycled joke from last year, there is a recession on you know)

Q: You got a Tweet addy wrong you div
A: See Q1, get in touch

Q: I love XYZ journo and want to show it by highlighting they have not made the list
A: Get in touch, maybe leave a comment if you are that troubled.

Q: Surely this is just linkbait/SEO tool... you jebend
A: BOTHERED. It's my potty and I will wee if I want to :-)

Q: This does not seem very clever?
A: I failed maths 5 times, what do you expect from me.

Any doubts, corrections/moans e-mither me or Tweet me up...

Andy

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