Sean Hannity is no surprise, but Joe Concha?
No matter what most any reporter or editor tells you, a coin in their realm is tweets. They can constitute a self-aggrandizing echo chamber, for sure, but one where personal brands are enhanced and bragging rights secured.
Audiences can be mistaken for esteem but they are an undeniable marker in a metrics-driven media universe. Just ask, well, President Donald Trump, for one. But don’t tell him that Barack Obama is more popular than him when it comes to social media.
So one might inspect Twitter’s disclosure of the top tweeted news outlets and the most tweeted journalist or commentator at each outlet. Trump likely will and, in the process, see that his favorite journalist is right at the top:
@FoxNews — @SeanHannity
@CNN — @JakeTapper
@NYTimes — @MaggieNYT
@MSNBC — @JoyAnnReid
@WashingtonPost — @Fahrenthold
@TheHill — @JoeConchaTV
@NBCNews — @BraddJaffy
@ABC — @GStephanopoulos
@POLITICO — @ddiamond
@AP — @ZekeJMiller
Many of those are no great surprise, especially given the inherently high profile of the outlet and commentator or host. With Jake Tapper, one has a very adroit early adopter of social media twinning with the impressive reach and social media savvy of his employer, CNN. With Bradd Jaffy of NBC News, a writer-producer, you have somebody you probably don’t really know but who’s a well-practiced tweeter.
Of the print cadre, one might take special note of The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman, who has built a huge following as a result of dogged labor covering Trump. And, too, The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold parlays inventive reporting with the
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