Gathering information and putting it out together on a platter for us to consume, is broadly what defines the role of a journalist. As James Mcbride once said, “As a journalist, the details always tell the story.” It all comes down to story-telling and to fetch more of these intricate details, keep a tab on those 140 characters, what these influential watchdogs have to share that strengthens this forth estate.
The global affairs anchor for ABC News in the United States as well as the Chief International Correspondent for CNN International, she is one journalist who is followed by world leaders on Twitter. After possessing an experience in the field for over three decades, this global figure’s Twitter handle is something to keep a watch out for.
— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) January 3, 2017
2. Bob Woodward
This American journalist gained popularity after having exposed the Watergate scandal during President Nixon’s time in office. The investigative reporter has been awarded for his work and shares his piece of knowledge about the world through Twitter.
Spoke to 1K people at Denver’s Wings Over the Rockies Museum last night. 2016 campaign the topic of much discussion. pic.twitter.com/TemEKv3IqA
— Bob Woodward (@realBobWoodward) October 31, 2015
A British journalist and documentary film-maker with BBC, began his career with writing after making a shift to television.
Beautiful and transporting doc about Iranian girls’ prison RT: Film Review: ‘Starless Dreams’ – Variety https://t.co/ZK7kMj5CeA
— Louis Theroux (@louistheroux) December 8, 2016
American journalist Anderson Cooper, hosts his own news show The Anderson Cooper 360 and became a household name after his coverage on the war in Iraq and Hurricane Katrina.
@chrissie_beth i have huge respect for public defenders…
— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) September 23, 2016
5. Diane Sawyer
An award-winning correspondent who covers high profile interviews now was the first female correspondent of 60 minutes. During her long standing career she became one of the fewest female journalists.
We want to hear about your reality — join the conversation tonight #ABC2020
— Diane Sawyer (@DianeSawyer) January 14, 2017
6. Shereen Bhan
Shereen Bhan, an Indian reporter who anchors and produces shows like India Business Hous, Young Turks and Power Turks is the Delhi Bureau Chief and Executive Head of CNBC-TV18 in India.
— Shereen Bhan (@ShereenBhan) January 14, 2017
The American journalist, author and lawyer has been a columnist for The Guardian and Salon.com. Frequent contributor to The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The National Interest and In These Times, this journalist puts across his proficient opinions through his tweets giving us a glimpse of the world happenings.
Is it not somewhat concerning how many Russia media stories have had to be corrected and/or retracted – always in the same direction? pic.twitter.com/ICRY0EY7U0
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 13, 2017
8. Hu Shuli
Chinese journalist, Shuli is considered as one of the finest reporters in the media strained country of China; she was also listed as one of the Top 100 Influential people by Time magazine in 2011. She is also globally recognized for her investigative pieces on corruption and fraud.
Caixin: Bogu Kailai was sentenced to the death with a two-year reprieve. But how many years might she end up in jail? http://t.co/ufBwuXAv
— Shuli Hu | 胡舒立 (@ShuliHu) August 23, 2012
Film critic at the Vanity Fair, Lawson’s Twitter feed will not only give you a precise review of a film but also is bursting of witty and remarkable tweets.
Arthur Miller could not have written a better story of a sad old man raging against his irrelevancy than Piers Morgan’s twitter https://t.co/BUMYdOMX0q
— Richard Lawson (@rilaws) January 15, 2017
10. Piers Morgan
If you’ve been on Twitter for a while, we’re pretty sure you’ve seen opinionated Piers Morgan getting trolled, trolling a celebrity or doing something that ends up giving us enough content for entertainment.
LA LA Land will win all the Oscars because it’s basically Hollywood making love to itself.
Good film but no classic.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 15, 2017
With opinions floating in from all directions in the social world, keeping a tab on these Twitter profiles will provide you with some reliable information.