Many of us get our daily news from television networks such as CNN and MSNBC, so it’s no surprise that broadcast journalism is an attractive career choice for those studying journalism (whether they want to work on camera or behind the scenes.) It’s also a fast-moving field by its very nature, so keeping a finger on the pulse is essential; Twitter is arguably the most effective way of doing so, so to assist budding broadcast journalists we’re pleased to present:
The 10 Best Twitter Accounts for Broadcast Journalism
New York Film Academy
How much money should you expect to make as a broadcast journalist? http://t.co/a22kz8jE9G #salary pic.twitter.com/DRhltlxk5g
— NY Film Academy (@NYFA) December 15, 2014
New York Film Academy’s Broadcast Journalism School offers several courses in broadcast journalism that prepare students for careers in the broadcast industry. Follow our Twitter account for news and tips related to broadcast journalism.
Let’s be real… The big winners of the #GodenGlobes are hands down #TinaFey and #AmyPoehler! Can’t they just host every year?
— Joelle Garguilo (@JoelleGarguilo) January 12, 2015
Joelle Garguilo studied broadcast journalism at the New York Film Academy and went on to a successful career in the field. She currently works for NBC’s Today Show and New York Live.
KOIN 6, a Media General television station in Portland, Oregon is looking for a Videographer to join our news … http://t.co/I6M7QLr21G — JournalismJobs.com (@jjobs_tweets) January 23, 2015
Looking for a job in broadcast journalism? This is one of the best Twitter accounts for broadcast journalism jobs, so do follow if you’re looking for frequent job postings appearing in your feed.
Behind-the-scenes as @NMoralesNBC reads the news is @tamronhall getting her go-cart on #OrangeRoom view pic.twitter.com/DyP0EV100E — Brittany Haviland (@bhaviland) December 4, 2014
Brittany Haviland is a producer for NBC’s Today Show and offers a lighthearted, behind-the-scenes look at the Today Show.
Stations are looking for alternatives to syndicated talk shows with big-name hosts and expensive price tags. http://t.co/3GhfLkviKy — TVNewsCheck (@TVNewsCheck) January 21, 2015
TV News Check is dedicated to the “business of broadcasting” in all of its aspects, including broadcast journalism. Its Twitter feed is a good way to keep up with news and job postings related to broadcast television and journalism.
I’ll anchor special @CNN coverage of President Obama’s White House news conference w/ Prime Minister David Cameron which starts next hour. — Wolf Blitzer (@wolfblitzer) January 16, 2015
Often accused of inventing his name for television (he didn’t), Wolf Blitzer is one of the big names in broadcast journalism. His career is a model for study and inspiration for those who dream big about having a career in broadcast news.
Baby alert! Benedict Cumberbatch & fiancée Sophie Hunter are expecting their first child: http://t.co/I9dJwELdbM pic.twitter.com/ivElFqigKu — E! Online (@eonline) January 7, 2015
Broadcast journalism isn’t just about politics and current world events. Many broadcast journalists work in entertainment news. Melanie Bromley is the chief news correspondent for E! News and delivers news from the entertainment industry to a wide audience.
The Weather Channel
Exploding lakes? It’s a real thing. See where it has happened: http://t.co/uYaCz2mNZ0 pic.twitter.com/IpbCSUsSm9 — The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) January 23, 2015
Weather is big news, and many of us get our weather news from broadcast television. The success of The Weather Channel shows that weather journalism is an important aspect of broadcast journalism.
What a treat to sit down with both head coaches before the #NationalChampionship @OSUCoachMeyer @WinTheDay pic.twitter.com/dstfWXDZZy — Hannah Storm (@HannahStormESPN) January 11, 2015
The popularity of sports has made sports journalism a major field in broadcast journalism. Hannah Storm’s career in sports journalism spans decades, and she has worked for CNN, NBC, and ESPN.
Read this ‘Ebola: The Real Reason Everyone Should Panic http://t.co/xF2kcFxc1E ‘ then donate to Doctors Without Borders. I did. — Leo Laporte (@leolaporte) October 26, 2014
Leo Laporte is one of the leading broadcasters in technology news. Well known for his work on ZDTV, Laporte now owns TWiT.tv, an online podcast network hosting a variety of shows dedicated to technology news.
So there we have it – the 10 best Twitter accounts for broadcast journalists (and students thereof). Looking to dig even further into the industry? Check out our guide to the various broadcast journalism jobs which are currently hiring.