Are you reading the same news as world leaders? Where world leaders get their Twitter news

Posted on 12-18-2014 by
Tags: Latest Headlines & Stories , trending news

What does your typical morning look like? You probably wake up, get out of bed and flip the news on for a couple minutes as the coffee slowly brews before you dash out the door to go to work. Some of us rely on news stations to get our everyday news while others rely on social media sites such as Twitter. But who do world leaders rely on to get their news? Well as shocking as it may come to some of you, probably from a lot of the same sources you use to get your news. According to twiplomacy, they found who are the most popular news sources on Twitter among the world’s leaders.

According to global PR firm Burson-Marsteller’s analysis, The New York Times (@NYTimes) was the most popular news source on Twitter. Nearly a fifth of the 647 world leaders (22%) followed the New York Times. The remaining four looked like the following:

2. Reuters (@Reuters) – 21%
3. CNN Breaking News (@CNNbrk) – 20%
4. The Economist (@TheEconomist) -19%
5. BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) – 19%

When it came to the most popular journalist, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour took the top spot with 69 leaders (~11%) following her. Her colleague, Fareed Zakaria finished right behind her with 43 followers (~7%). The New York Times’ Nick Kristof and Paul Krugman tied for third with 36 followers (~6%) a piece and colleague Tom Friedman had 29 (4%) followers. The top five was rounded out with the founder of the Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington, who had 26 followers.

To find where others rank you can find the entire rankings in the full article here.


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