Here’s a list of 100 journalists to follow on Twitter to help your PR and media relations.
Have you taken our free online training module explaining how to use Twitter to help your PR activity and achieve media coverage? If you have, you’ll know how much I love Twitter as a powerful and free tool to:
- Finding media opportunities
- Stay on top of trending topics
- Build relationships with journalists
- Share content and maximise exposure to the media
If you’ve not taking the training module, you can access How to Use Twitter for PR and Media Coverage here. It’s completely free and I explain exactly how I use Twitter every day to find great opportunities for my clients, as well as my own business.
One way to get the most out of Twitter as a PR and media tool is to follow relevant journalists.
You can start to research and find journalists who are relevant to your business, but to give you a head start, here are 100 journalists who you should follow.
If you’re new to Twitter or want to step up your media relations activity, follow them and see what they’re talking about and if they’re looking for any case studies or comments you could help them with.
100 journalists to follow on Twitter
Adrian Bradley, @adebradley, Broadcast Journalist BBC Radio 4, BBC World at One
Adrían Bridgwater, @ABridgwater, Technology Journalist – Computer Weekly, TechTarget, Forbes, The Register
Alison Coleman, @alisonbcoleman, Forbes contributor, editor, journalist. Special interests in startups and thought leadership.
Almara Abgarian, @almaraabgarian, Freelance journalist and editor, regular contributor for Metro
Amanda Killelea, @akillelea , Feature writer for Daily Mirror
Amy Packham, @amypackham15, Journalist at Huffington Post
Andrew Garthwaite, @AndGarth, Journalist, statistician, cartoonist, Financial Times
Andy Johnson, @AndyPJo1, Former BBC1 presenter, media coaching, presentation training, event and podcast host
Angela Epstein, @adepstein1, Freelance journalist, broadcaster, social commentator, columnist
Aubrey Allegretti, @breeallegretti, Reporter and occasional news editor for Sky News Politics. Former Huffington Post and The Times.
Bethan Ryder, @BethanRyder, Design journalist and digital editor of Wallpaper*
Bianca Barratt, @bianca_barratt, Freelance writer, formerly at Culture Trip and Evening Standard.
Brogan Driscoll, @Brogan_Driscoll, Lifestyle editor Huffington Post
Cagil M. Kasapoglu, @CagilKasapoglu, Journalist, BBC World Service and BBC Turkce
Candice Pires, @candicepires, Journalist, copywriter, bylines for The Guardian, New York Times.
Carol Lewis, @CarolLewis101, Commissioning editor at The Times. Deputy on the property and personal finance sections. Write about property, finance, business and travel
Catherine Jones, @catherine5news, Channel 5 News Health Correspondent.
Cathy Toogood, @CathyToogood, Freelance travel writer and editor
Chris Smith, @CJSmith91, Freelance football writer
ChrisMaguire, @editor_Maguire, Editor of tech magazine BusinessCloud
Claire Phipps, @Claire_Phipps, Guardian digital editor. Formerly Guardian senior live blogger.
Claudia Tanner, @claudiatanner, Claudia covers real life, health, money, women’s issues and relationships at the i newspaper.
Colette Walsh, @ColletteWalsh, Journo and commentator (nationals, TV & radio – BBC) Lifestyle, travel
Daisy Murray, @DaisyMurray93, Digital Writer at Elle UK
Daniel McLaughlin, @MrDanMcLaughlin, @PerspecsNews journalist. @ReformRadioMCR presenter.
Danuta Kean, @Danoosha, Writer for hire for Guardian, Mslexia etc. Writes about publishing, diversity, class and feminism.
David Jack, @DJack_Journo, National newspaper journalist
Diane Cooke, @dicookie, Journalist for soon-to-be-launched social media site http://www.allicantellyou.com . Writes on mental health issues for NHS.
Elisa Menendez, @menendez_elisa, Spanish speaking reporter @olivepress. Words for Daily Mirror, Evening Standard, Metro, The Sun, Mail Online, MEN.
Emma Sheppard, @EmmalouSheppard, Freelance journalist, writing for Guardian, BBC, I Paper Travel, Wired and more.
Felicity Hannah, @FelicityHannah, Award-winning freelance journalist covering finance & consumer affairs. Mirror, Independent, BBC Radio 5 Live, loveMONEY
Flic Everett, @fliceverett, Journalist
Gary Chappell, @GaryChappellDE, Night sports news editor, Daily Express.
Geoff Maynard, @g_maynard, News editor at the Daily Express
Grace Holliday, @graceholliday, Freelance journalist for Grazia, Guardian, HuffPost, Independent, Buzzfeed, Metro, Gal-dem.
Harry Wallop, @hwallop, Freelance consumer journalist. Feature writer. Make TV programmes (esp @C4Dispatches @TheGadgetShow)
Hazel Davis, @hazedavis, I contribute to a number of publications including the Financial Times, Guardian, Telegraph, Times and plenty of the women’s glossies, in-flight magazines, and trade media
Heidi Scrimgeour, @heidiscrim, Freelance Journalist. Gear editor at Mother and Baby.
Helen Carroll, @JournalistHelen, National newspaper and magazine journalist. Always looking for case studies and great stories
Helen Pidd, @helenpidd, North of England editor of the Guardian.
Ian Leonard, @iancleonard, Freelance journalist – print, online and broadcast
Jack Leather, @jleather, Digital Editor for @5_News at ITN
Jenna Farmer, @jennafarmeruk, Freelance writer at Indy Best, Metro, MTV
Jennifer Savin, @JenniSavin, Features writer at Cosmopolitan
Jess Wilson, @JessWJourno, Journalist. Deputy Digital Features Editor at The Sun.
Jill Foster, @JournalistJill, Yorkshire-based freelance writer/editor. Co-founder of FeatureMe! UK on Facebook.
Jim McClelland, @SustMeme, Sustainable Futurist: Editor, Journalist, Speaker, Chair; Climate + Energy, Built Environment, Cities, CSR. Green sustainability
Jim Waterson, @jimwaterson, Media editor at the Guardian.
Jo Dunbar, @LadyDunners, Freelance journalist
Joey Millar, @JoeyMillar, Online reporter Daily Express
John Fitzsimons, @JohnTheJourno, Freelance journalist for the Mirror, Sun, loveMONEY, Moneywise, Forbes and MoneySuperMarket
Karen English, @karenenglish06, BBC NI News & current affairs radio producer and broadcast journalist.
Kate Russell, @katerussell, Tech reporter, @BBCClick @NatGeoTravelUK
Katie O’Malley, @KatieOMalley__, Digital news editor Elle UK
Kay Loveridge, @KayHLoveridge, Community radio presenter, writer, freelance journalist.
Kevin Maguire, @Kevin_Maguire, @DailyMirror associate editor. @NewStatesman columnist.
Kevin Schofield, @PolhomeEditor, Ex-Herald, Scotsman, Daily Record and Sun. Now editor of Politics Home
Laura Kussenberg, @bbclaurak, Political Editor, BBC
Lauren Sharkey, @laurensharkey_, Fashion and culture writer / contributor @bustle @heroinenyc / bylines i-D, The Cut, The Daily Beast, BBC Future
Lorna Parkes, @lorna_explorer, Travel journalist
Louise Bolotin, @louisebolotin, Freelance journalist and writer
Louise Ridley, @LouiseRidley , Journalist. Ex special projects editor @HuffPostUK & news editor for longform/special projects @buzzfeednews.
Lucy Skoulding, @Lucy_Skoulding, Journalist Accountancy Age and other titles
Martin Hewitt, @martinghewitt, Journalist- music, travel, society. @DJMag@MetroUK_Life @skiddle @Mixmag @demagazine @McrFinest
Matt Burgess, @mattburgess1, Journalist @wireduk. Covering security, privacy and other things.
Micha Frazer-Carroll, @Micha_Frazer, Writer Huffington Post. I write about race, gender and mental health. Bylines in @Guardian, @Blueprintzine & @ROOKIEMag too. Arts Editor @galdemzine.
Natasha Loder, @natashaloder, Healthcare Correspondent, The Economist
Niamh Spence, @missnspence, Freelance journalist featured in Daily Mirror, the Debrief, Femail
Nick Van Mead, @nickvanmead, Deputy editor @GuardianCities, writer, edits Cycling the City
Oliver Pickup, @OliverPickup, Scribe @Telegraph, @Raconteur, @guardianlabs, @ODIHQ, @PickupMediaLtd
Olivia Cope, @OliviaaCope, Assistant producer at BBC Woman’s Hour
Olivia Solon, @oliviasolon, Journalist for @guardian. Formerly @WiredUK & @Business
Owen Evans, @OwenLEvans, Freelance journalist
Paul Harrison, @SkyNewsEditor, Westminster senior news editor, former Sky royal and business correspondent
Penny Marshall, @pennymitv, Social affairs editor @itvnews
Phee Waterfield, @Pheecetious, Journalist, Communication Consultant and Mental Health Advocate
Poorna Bell, @poornabell, Author – Chase The Rainbow, Public Speaker, Digital Expert, Journalist at The Pool, Guardian, Red
Rachel Smith, @RachReports, Freelancing, corporate comms
Raj Gil, @RajGillJourno, Forbes contributor. Former Sunday Times Journalist.
Rebecca Gamble, @RebeccaGMedia, Money columnist for Woman’s Own and freelance journalist covering consumer, money, travel, features, parenting.
Rich McEachran, @richmceachran, Journalist and copywriter. Words on startups, tech and innovation for Guardian, Telegraph, Professional Engineering
Rob Windscheffel, @RWindscheffel, I’m a journalist working as the Northern Producer for Channel 4 news.
Ruby Norris, @Roobzie, Writes for Heat, Closer and Grazia
Sadie Nicholas, @journalistSadie, Freelance journalist on the national press, based near Nottingham. Co-founder of FeatureMe! UK on Facebook. Always in the market for a great story.
Samantha Brick, @SamanthaBrick, Samantha is a frequent features contributor to the Daily Mail, You Magazine and Grazia for whom she writes about her life in France, lifestyle trends and personal issues.
Sarah Ewing, @SarahEwing, Freelance journo for national papers and glossy mags, started #journorequest
Shanaz Musafer, @shanaz17, @BBCBusiness digital features editor
Sharri Markson, @SharriMarkson, National Political Editor, The Daily Telegraph
Sian Griffiths, @SianGriffiths6, Education editor Sunday Times.
sion wyn pritchard, @swp81, IRN award winning Deputy News Editor for @global in #Wales
Sophie Alexander, @SophieAlex1, Journalist at ITV News.
Sophie Goddard, @Sophiegoddard, Freelance journalist and copywriter
Steve Nowottny, @stevenowottny, Journalist. News and features editor at @MoneySavingExp, before that editor of @pulsetoday
Seran Boyle, @SheronBoyle1, Newspapers, magazines and books
Tahmina Begum, @tahminaxbegum, Editor XXY Magazine, reporter Huffington Post, columnist Screen Shot Magazine, reporter Sleek Magazine.
Tom Rodgers, @tomrodgers4, Journalist and editor
Vicki Turk, @VickiTurk, Senior editor @wireduk, previously Tech Editor @NewScientist, UK Editor @Motherboard, @ViceUK.
Victoria Bischoff, @VBischoff, Money Mail Editor
Will Hazell, @whazell, Education reporter @tes formerly health reporter @hsjnews.
Yessi Bello-Perez, @yessibelloperez, Editor of UKTN (@UKTNofficial) • Jessi w/a Y • Recovering #crypto journo @coindesk • #techjournalism • #womenintech • #uktech •
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