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Another cohort of journalism students are lining up their notebooks and pens (or are they iPhone 5s and MacBook Airs?) to begin training.

With the help with the followers of our @journalismnews Twitter account, we have compiled a list of 100 people every journalism student should follow. You can also subscribe to the 'key list for j-students' on Twitter.

The list below is in alphabetical order of Twitter handle and includes journalism lecturers, news sites, inspirational reporters and more. We have no doubt missed some really good follows. Do let us know of any other suggestions by tweeting us at @journalismnews or leaving a comment below.

@10000Words - 10,000 Words, blog on digital journalism
@acarvin - Andy Carvin, social-media strategist at NPR and a "one-man Twitter news bureau for developments in the Middle East"
@adders - Adam Tinworth, digital strategist, blogger and liveblogger
@alisongow - Alison Gow, editor, Daily Post Wales
@AntDeRosa - Anthony De Rosa, social media editor, Reuters
@APstylebook - Associated Press style guide
@atompkins - Al Tompkins, Poynter
@bbccollege - BBC College of Journalism
@BBCSteveH - Steve Herrmann, editor of BBC News website
@benfenton - Ben Fenton, oversees FT live news desk
@brianstelter - Brian Stelter, media reporter, New York Times
@charlesarthur - Charles Arthur, technology editor, the Guardian
@CharlieBeckett - Journalist and director of Polis, LSE's media think-tank
@chrisboutet, Chris Boutet, deputy editor, digital, Globe and Mail, Canada
@chrishams - Chris Hamilton, social media editor, BBC News
@ChrisIrvine - Senior lecturer in sports journalism, University of Huddersfield
@CityJournalism - City University's journalism department
@CJR - Columbia Journalism Review
@ckanal - Craig Kanalley, senior editor, Huffington Post
@CraigSilverman, Craig Silverman, editor, Regret the Error
@cshirky - Clay Shirky, commentator
@currybet - Martin Belam, blogger and developer
@dangillmor - Dan Gillmor, tutor in digital media entrepreneurship
@dansabbagh - Dan Sabbagh, head of media and tech, Guardian
@davelee - Dave Lee, BBC technology reporter
@DavidAllenGreen - David Allen Green, lawyer and legal correspondent
@davidhiggerson - David Higgerson, digital publishing director, Trinity Mirror Regionals
@DBanksy - David Banks, media law expert
@digidickinson - Andy Dickinson, online journalism lecturer
@egrommet - Glyn Mottershead, digital journalism lecturer at Cardiff University
@ejcnet - European Journalism Centre
@elanazak - Elana Zak, social media producer, Wall Street Journal
@emilybell -  Emily Bell, director of Tow Centre for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School
@faisalislam - Faisal Islam, economics editor, Channel 4 News.
@fieldproducer - Neal Mann, social media editor, Wall Street Journal
@fleetstreetfox - Anonymous Fleet Street hack
@freelance_hacks -'s account with news for freelance journalists
@georgeprof - George Brock, head of journalism, City University
@greglinch - Greg Linch, special projects and news apps, Washington Post
@GuardianJoanna - Joanna Geary, digital development editor, Guardian
@guardianstyle - Guardian Style Guide
@guidofawkes - Political blogger
@hackshackers - Main account for meetups of journalists and technologists
@Hermida - Alfred Hermida, journalism professor
@iburrell - Ian Burrell, assistant editor and media editor of the Independent
@ITVlauraK - Laura Kuenssberg, ITV News business editor
@JamesCridland - James Cridland, managing director, MediaUK
@jamesrbuk - James Ball, data journalist
@jayrosen_nyu - Jay Rosen, professor of journalism at New York University
@jeffjarvis - Jeff Jarvis, journalism commentator and professor
@jeffsonderman - Jeff Sonderman, Poynter
@JonHew - Jonathan Hewett, director of interactive and newspaper journalism, City University London
@jonsnowC4 - Jon Snow, anchor, Channel 4 News
@JosephStash - Joseph Stashko, recent journalism graduate currently building liveblogging platform Ocqur
@JoshHalliday - Josh Halliday, Guardian reporter covering media and tech
@journalism_jobs - jobs channel
@journalism_news - HoldTheFrontPage, news site focussing on regional press
@journalismjobs - jobs channel, including US jobs
@journalismnews - news channel
@journochat - Catherine O'Connor, head of journalism, Leeds Trinity
@journodave - David Wyllie, editor, BreakingNews
@journotutor - Marie Kinsey, journalism lecturer, Sheffield University
@kevglobal - Kevin Anderson, digital strategist
@knightfdn - Knight Foundation, which supports innovations in digital journalism
@Lavrusik - Vadim Lavrusik, journalism programme manager at Facebook
@lheron - Liz Heron, director of social media and engagement at the Wall Street Journal
@macloo - Mindy McAdams, online journalism professor, University of Florida
@mallarytenore - Mallary Tenore, managing editor, Poynter
@MarcSettle - Marc Blank-Settle, trainer at the BBC College of Journalism
@MarkJones - Mark Jones, global communities editor, Reuters
@marksluckie - Mark Luckie, manager of journalism and news at Twitter
@mathewi - Mathew Ingram, senior writer at GigaOm
@mediaguardian - Media Guardian, for industry developments
@MediaLawUK - Media law updates
@megpickard - Meg Pickard, head of digital engagement, Guardian
@newsbrooke - Heather Brooke, journalist and freedom of information campaigner
@newsmary - Mary Hamilton, deputy SEO editor, the Guardian
@newsrewired -'s digital journalism conference
@NiemanLab - A journalism site and project of Harvard University
@NUJofficial - National Union of Journalists
@nytjim - Jim Roberts, assistant managing editor, New York Times
@ONA - ONA, annual US journalism conference and awards
@paidContent - paidContent, media news site
@paulbradshaw - Paul Bradshaw, journalism lecturer, data journalist, founder of Help Me Investigate and Online Journalism Blog
@paulwaugh - Paul Waugh, editor of
@Poynter - US news site and project for journalists
@pressfreedom - Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)
@pressgazette - Press Gazette, magazine and news site covering the news industry
@ProducerMatthew - Matthew Keys, deputy social media editor, Reuters
@psmith - Patrick Smith, editor of TheMediaBriefing
@rajunarisetti - Raju Narisetti, managing editor of the Wall Street Journal Digital Network
@risj_oxford - Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
@spikefodder - David Holmes, journalism lecturer, Sheffield University
@sree - Sree Sreenivasan, journalism professor at Columbia Journalism School
@stevebuttry - Steve Buttry, digital transformation editor, Journal Register Co and Digital First Media
@StKonrath - Steffen Konrath, founder of Liquid Newsroom, real-time news curation
@subedited - National newspaper commissioning editor
@suttonnick - Nick Sutton, editor of the World at One
@TheMediaTweets - Blog about the media
@WannabeHacks - Site by wannabe hacks with advice, insight and inspiration for wannabe hacks

All the above are included on 'key list for j-students', which you can subscribe to.

And if you want to follow the editorial team at, editor Rachel McAthy tweets from @rmcathy and technology editor Sarah Marshall is @sarahmarshall3

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