3 Types of Media Twitter Accounts For Career Girls To Follow

Posted March 7, 2014 by Lisa Granshaw in Networking Buzz
social-media-twitter-accountsTwitter can be one of the best tools for networking, but there are so many accounts that it can be hard to know who you should follow at first. This is especially true if you’re a Career Girl interested in the media industry. There are quite a few Twitter chats for journalists that are good to participate in, but if you want to follow individual people or groups where do you start? Here are three types of Twitter accounts you should start following if you want to join the media industry world on Twitter.

  1. Fellow Journalists and Professionals. This should be a no brainer, but if you want to see what media industry people are talking about then you need to follow the people themselves. See which of your favorite journalists, producers, and other media professionals are on Twitter and follow some of your favorites. If you don’t have any favorites, start by seeing who from your favorite newspaper or nightly TV program is on Twitter and follow them.
  2. Journalism Associations. Whether or not you decide to join a journalism association like the Society of Professional Journalists, you should follow one or two of these on Twitter. These associations will share what their members are currently discussing as well as jobs and possible fellowships. They will also be up to date on industry news and other areas important to their members.
  3. Organizations and People Covering Media.  Who better to get the latest news on the industry from then those in the media responsible for covering it? Follow websites on Twitter like TVNewser and Poynter as well as media correspondents like CNN’s Brian Stelter to be up to date on everything going on in the industry.

About the Author

Lisa Granshaw

Lisa Granshaw is a freelance writer and career consultant based in New York City. Her company, Media Career Consulting LLC, offers a variety of consulting services to young professionals interested in a career in the media and communications industry. She began her career as a NBC Page, worked as a production assistant at Nightly News with Brian Williams, and was a producer and writer for the TODAY Show's website. Her work has appeared on The Daily Dot, TODAY.com, Parents.com, Vetstreet, Blastr, and more.