In 2017, at least 67% of Americans reported they were getting at least some of their news on social media. In today’s tech-savvy environment, journalists are using Twitter more than ever to connect with their audience in real time. Because the media landscape and news cycle is constantly changing, social media has become one of the most essential for PR pros to stay up to date on the latest updates from their valuable media connections. Here’s a list of our favorite journalists taking part in the conversations to help you stay in the loop with the trending topics and breaking news happening this month.

Kathleen Chaykowksi, Forbes

What she tweets about:
The people, companies, and innovations in the world of social and digital media
Why we follow:
If you’re looking for some quality curated content in the realm of media innovation, Kathleen has you covered. PR pros should follow her for the latest on media industry news and features of up-and-comers to watch out for.

Joe Brown, Popular Science

What he tweets about:
Popular science updates, personal anecdotes, and curated content
Why we follow:
Joe is extremely entertaining to follow and gives great material for a PR pro to build a relationship off of (ask him about the fly in his eye). He tweets bite-size chunks of relatable humor mixed in with a wide variety of popular science topics to pique your curiosity.

Kelsey D. Atherton, C4ISRNet

What he tweets about:
War, robots, & other bad futures
Why we follow:
Kelsey is a journalist PR pros should be following for a look at the potential dangers of emerging technologies. While much of the tech world seems to be optimistic about the application of new technologies, he provides information about potential misuse and gives “the other side” of the story.

Nick Pino, TechRadar

What he tweets about:
Home entertainment, mental health reminders & communication updates
Why we follow:
PR professionals should follow Nick, not only because he provides his audience with the latest updates and news coverage on smart homes and entertainment, but also because he is extremely communicative and makes it easy for sources to give him exactly what he needs.

Tom Simonite, Wired

What he tweets about:
Coverage of intelligent machines, big tech
Why we follow:
Tom Simonite is a senior writer for Wired who provides regular updates on the big 5 tech companies as they relate to artificial intelligence. His commentary keeps his followers on their toes because he isn’t afraid to say what the rest of us are probably thinking. PR pros should also follow Tom for updates on his interests and the best ways to reach him.

Looking for more journalists to follow? Be sure to check out our full (and growing) list of influential journalists on our Twitter page, and connect with them through OnePitch.