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How to find journalists on Twitter

January 10, 2011

Twitter has emerged as a great way for consumers to follow their favourite journalists and interact with them directly.

But it’s not always easy to track down you favourite writers in the first place.

Here, we have a look at some of the web’s most useful resources for finding journalists in the Twittersphere.

Muck Rack is a user-friendly way to track “the short messages on Twitter written by the journalists who do the muckraking for major media outlets.”

It features a homepage feed of the latest tweets. The feed can either then be broken down by category or by specific outlet.

While not specific to Twitter, Journalisted is a growing database of journalists. It is run by the Media Standards Trust and allows the public to visit the profiles of their favourite journalists, see their latest articles and follow them on Twitter. Some also have links to an email address.

Then, of course, there is the classic method of simply searching for the journalist you’re trying to locate on Twitter.

And many outlets, such as the Telegraph, also now link directly to journalists’  Twitter profiles from bylines within articles which is often the easiest way to find the right profile.

Do you use another method we haven’t touched on? Let us know in the comments below.

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