If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that journalists love X. Sure, when it was called Twitter, it was better used. But even now, lots of the journalists we pitch hang out on the platform. Twitter / X remains a useful tool for PRs (hello, #JournoRequest).
When it comes to tech, following the right journalists can help you understand the complex sector and keep abreast of the latest trends. Whether it’s a product launch or more news about AI, journalists’ feeds can offer a wealth of useful insights, real-time updates and opinions. Beyond that, if you work in tech PR, following top industry journalists on Twitter / X is a great way to connect with them and get to know what they’re into before you send a pitch.
If you’re wondering which UK tech journalists you should be following, here are ten talented tech writers to add to your feed today.
Zoe Kleinman (BBC Tech Editor)
As BBC’s Technology Editor, Zoe covers lots of the biggest and most fascinating stories in tech. Follow her to catch snippets of her coverage for the BBC. We particularly enjoyed the video she shared of her first time in the “driving” seat of a self-driving car.
Follow Zoe @zsk.
Amy Lewin (Sifted)
Amy is the Editor of Sifted: the European startup site that has become an absolute must-read for anyone interested in tech. Follow Amy for the best Sifted stories and platform updates, as well as exclusive and breaking startup news. We’d also recommend subscribing to the Sifted newsletter.
Follow Amy @amyrlewin.
Mike Butcher (TechCrunch)
Mike is Editor-at-Large at TechCrunch. Follow him to stay up to date on interesting tech stories from around the web, live updates from some of the biggest tech conferences and importance updated in the world of Climate Tech.
Follow Mike @mikebutcher.
Alison Coleman (Forbes)
Alison’s beat isn’t limited to just tech, but as a regular Forbes contributor specialising in startups and entrepreneurship she’s definitely worth a follow. She’ll often tweet if she’s looking for experts in particular fields for a piece, which can be a great way to get your startup featured on Forbes.
Follow Alison @alisobcoleman.
Riddhi Kanetkar (Startups and VCs Reporter at Insider)
Riddhi reports on startups, tech, and venture for Insider. On Twitter / X she shares her latest stories, but also interesting threads breaking down big tech topics, like the lawsuit between the New York Times and Open AI.
Follow Riddhi @r1ddhi.
Charlotte Jee (MiT Technology Review)
Charlotte is News Editor at MiT and tweets insightful commentary on some of the latest (and quirkiest) goings on in the world of tech. Give her a follow for digestible tech tweets and fascinating stories on topics such as why we need a more feminist internet.
Follow Charlotte @charlottejee.
Alex Hern (The Guardian)
Alex is The Guardian’s UK Tech Editor. He knows the sector inside out and is the guy to follow for pithy commentary and strong opinions on everything consumer tech, from e-scooters to Fortnite.
Follow Alex @alexhern.
Dan Taylor, Managing Editor (Tech.eu)
Dan is Managing Editor at Tech.eu, having joined journalism via opera singing and photography (!). Follow Dan to keep up with the stories he and the team are penning for the Tech.eu platform, and to enjoy a generous helping of humour. We interviewed Dan for our podcast, No Worries If Not. You can listen to the full episode here!
Follow Dan @sensorpunk.
Margi Murphy (Bloomberg)
Previously reporting on tech for The Telegraph from Silicon Valley itself, in March 2022 Margi joined Bloomberg as a cyber security reporter. Check out Margi’s timeline for the latest news about leaks, scams and disinformation.
Follow Margi @MargiMurphy.
Suzanne Bearne (Freelance)
Susie doesn’t just cover tech, but many of her stories will have a tech or business element. She’s also big on sustainability. Susie writes frequently for BBC’s ‘New Tech Economy’ series, and will often tweet call-outs for particular types of businesses relevant to pieces she’s writing. She also runs courses and mentoring for PR professionals, which are worth checking out if you’re new to the game and fancy hearing the inside track from a successful journalist.
Follow Susie @sbearne
Still want more? You could also check out Steve O’Hear (a former journalist at Tech Crunch), Hannah Murphy (who covers tech for the FT), and UK freelancer Chris Stokel-Walker.
By Amy Mace, Associate Director at Crest