Monday, September 16, 2013

Who to Follow on Twitter: In the News

I have a tough time keeping up with the news but one way to deal with that problem is to follow a handful of reporters on Twitter. Here are six reporters that are worth following if you want to keep up with what's going on in the world:

Eliana Johnson (@elianayjohnson) is a former Fox News producer and now a media editor for National Review providing editorial direction for their daily news coverage. She's a great person to follow for a general sense of what's newsworthy. She covers the White House, Congress and campaigns. Here complete article archive is here.

Kirsten Powers (@kirstenpowers10) is more on the liberal side of the political spectrum but is an excellent reporter and columnist. She's written extensively on human rights as well as abortion. Her coverage of the Kermit Gosnell trial was some of the best that was done and brought long overdue media attention to the horrors of the abortion industry.

Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) is a former ABC News White House correspondent and currently anchor of The Lead on CNN. He recently said in an interview that he tries to be fair to all sides of the political spectrum. He's certainly proven that so far. If there is anyone I would want to interview a politician it would be him. He is also the best-selling author of The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor.

Stephen Hayes (@stephenfhayes) is a senior writer for the Weekly Standard and one of the few practitioners of long form journalism left these days. His articles are well-researched and insightful. Although he comes from a center-right perspective he is extremely fair.

Major Garrett (@MajorCBS) is both Chief White House correspondent for CBS News and a columnist for National Journal. Because he has an extensive background in print journalism he is a terrific writer. He's also well connected to what's going on in Washington which makes him worth a follow.

Brit Hume (@brithume) is a Senior Political Analyst at Fox News and former anchor of Special Report. He's also previously served as a Congressional and White House correspondent and is also well-connected. He links to a lot of the best reporters so his feed is definitely worth following.

Previous posts in this series:

Who to Follow on Twitter: Don't Know Much About History

Who to Follow on Twitter: Let's Eat

Who to Follow on Twitter: Play Ball!

Who to Follow on Twitter: Pastoral Edition

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