Mapping the top 50 media tweeters

Journalists and news outlets on Twitter ranked according to Portland’s ‘Newstweet Index’ for the third quarter of 2011.

Top 50 media tweeters

Twitter name
Real name
1 fieldproducer Neal Mann digital news editor Sky News
2 mediaguardian The Guardian
3 arusbridger Alan Rusbridger editor, the Guardian; editor-in-chief, Guardian News & Media The Guardian
4 afneil Andrew Neil presenter, BBC1 This Week; presenter, BBC2 Daily Politics; chairman, Spectator Magazines; chairman, ITP Magazines (Dubai); chairman, World Media Rights (London) BBC
5 guardiannews Guardian News Feed The Guardian
6 bengoldacre Ben Goldacre author, Bad Science column The Guardian
7 bbc5live BBC Radio 5 Live BBC
8 charlesarthur Charles Arthur technology editor The Guardian
9 paulmasonnews Paul Mason Newsnight economics editor BBC
10 gracedent Grace Dent columnist The Guardian
11 faisalislam Faisal Islam economics editor Channel 4 News
12 krishgm Krishnan Guru-Murthy news presenter Channel 4 News
13 ruskin147 Rory Cellan-Jones technology correspondent BBC
14 suttonnick Nick Sutton editor of BBC Radio 4’s The World at One, The World This Weekend and What The Papers Say BBC
15 iankatz1000 Ian Katz deputy editor The Guardian
16 commentisfree Jessica Reed assistant editor, Comment is Free The Guardian
17 bglendenning Barry Glendenning deputy sports editor The Guardian
18 xtophercook Chris Cook education correspondent Financial Times
19 tim Tim Bradshaw digital media correspondent Financial Times
20 archiebland Archie Bland foreign editor Independent
21 guardiantech Guardian Tech Feed The Guardian
22 jemimakiss Jemima Kiss media reporter The Guardian
23 estheraddley Esther Addley senior news writer The Guardian
24 inglesi Piers Scholfield BBC World Service journalist BBC
25 holysmoke Damian Thompson editor, Telegraph blogs Daily Telegraph
26 henrywinter Henry Winter Daily Telegraph football correspondent and columnist for the Sunday Telegraph Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph
27 tobyharnden Toby Harnden US editor Daily Telegraph
28 hwallop Harry Wallop retail editor Daily Telegraph
29 skymarkwhite Mark White home affairs correspondent Sky News
30 richardpbacon Richard Bacon Radio 5 Live presenter BBC
31 pollycurtis Polly Curtis Whitehall correspondent The Guardian
32 jackschofield Jack Schofield author, Ask Jack column The Guardian
33 alextomo Alex Thomson chief correspondent and presenter Channel 4 News
34 jonswaine Jon Swaine New York correspondent Daily Telegraph
35 michaelsavage Michael Savage political staff The Times
36 jamescrabtree James Crabtree comment page editor Financial Times
37 j_freedland Jonathan Freedland columnist for the Guardian, presenter of BBC R4’s The Long View BBC and the Guardian
38 janinegibson Janine Gibson editor-in-chief, Guardian US The Guardian
39 amolrajan Amol Rajan columnist The Independent
40 benfenton Ben Fenton media correspondent Financial Times
41 lindseyhilsum Lindsey Hilsum international editor Channel 4 News
42 johannhari101 Johann Hari journalist The Independent
43 kate_day Kate Day social media and engagement editor Daily Telegraph
44 shanerichmond Shane Richmond head of technology Daily Telegraph
45 bryony_gordon Bryony Gordon columnist Daily Telegraph
46 edwestonline Ed West journalist Daily Telegraph
47 darshnasoni Darsha Soni Midlands correspondent Channel 4 News
48 niallpaterson Niall Paterson defence correspondent Sky News
49 christopherhope Christopher Hope Whitehall editor Daily Telegraph
50 megpickard Meg Pickard head of digital engagement The Guardian

2 thoughts on “Mapping the top 50 media tweeters

  1. Your ranging seems reasonable, but how you range these people in this priority? Did you use any model to compute their contribution to the social network? For instance, did you consider these factors such as the quantity of tweeters they tweet everyday?

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