Guide to being a better news consumer part 1: following the right people

Too often I hear friends complaining about the state of journalism and how the mainstream media is superficial, ratings-obsessed, etc. In response, I made a “Follow” list for friends who want better news sources on social media. I chose journalists specializing in different areas — international reporting, economics, politics, data and more. It’s down and dirty and certainly not definitive or a ranking of my choosing. Follow these people, their co-workers, and their media outlets. Let me know if there’s someone you recommend too.

Dena Takruri, host and producer at AJ+
@Dena

Glenn Greenwald, co-founder The Intercept, Guardian columnist
@ggreenwald

Nate Silver, Editor in Chief at Five Thirty Eight
@NateSilver538

Wesley Lowery, Washington Post Reporter
@WesleyLowery

Jorge Ramos, anchor/reporter at Univision and Fusion
@jorgeramosnews

Nicholas Kristof, NY Times Columnist
@NickKristof

Natasha Lennard, Writer at Fusion and The Intercept
@NatashaLennard

Jeremy Scahill, The Intercept co-founder
@jeremyscahill

Mariana Atencio, Anchor and correspondent at Fusion and Univision
@marianaatencio

Manu Raju, Senior Political Reporter at CNN
@mkraju

Jake Tapper, CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent
@jaketapper

Matt Taibbi, Author and Contributing Editor at Rolling Stone
@mtaibbi

Lee Glendinning, Editor at The Guardian US
@lee_glend

Paul Krugman, Economist/Columnist at NY Times
@nytimeskrugman

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