Anderson Cooper, Ta-Nehisi Coates among journos popular on Twitter

Last year brought a host of social media platforms attracting the attention of the journalism world, from Snapchat being used to cover Super Bowl commercials to publications capitalizing on Yo allowing links in messages.

Despite the emergence of publications on new platforms, Twitter remains relevant as Muck Rack, an organization that helps bring together reporters and PR people, shared the most-followed broadcast journalists for their “2014 Year-End Social Journalism Report.”

Here are the top 10 and their respective number of followers, per Muck Rack:

1. Anderson Cooper: 5,421,631
2. Adam Schefter: 3,301,558
3. Rachel Maddow: 3,057,502
4. Larry King: 2,528,585
5. Chris Hardwick: 2,463,621
6. Erin Andrews: 2,435,580
7. George Stephanopoulos: 2,017,927
8. Dr. Sanjay Gupta: 1,908,625
9. Rajdeep Sardesai: 1,801,817
10. Barkha Dutt: 1,751,511

Muck Rack also put together a list of journalists who “created their account in 2014,” and The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates far surpasses his counterparts in number of followers:

1. Ta-Nehisi Coates: 96,962
2. Orla Guerin: 9,923
3. Gideon Levy: 8,777
4. Greg McArthur: 2,098
5. Koran Addo: 2,025
6. Regina Kenney: 1,967
7. Steve Capus: 1,937
8. Dave Scwhartz: 1,925
9. Sandy Hendry: 1,818
10. Chioma Nnadi: 1,650

But while Coates may have joined Twitter in 2014, he is not exactly new to the platform. Coates was apparently on Twitter up to July 2012, when he announced he ditched his account.

Go here for more of Muck Rack’s findings.

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