Covering the space business is hotsy-totsy these days. The fact that Musk and Bezos are involved hasn't hurt. The "space" beat isn't everywhere yet, but a look at this cheat sheet can help spot the contours. We favored Tier 1 as best we could. Still, whom are we missing?
[Updated and augmented: Apr. 8, 2021] Climate change and environment have entire publications dedicated to them -- Bloomberg Green, CleanTechnica, others -- but nearly all of Tier 1 has at least one beat reporter dedicated to one or both. Our list has grown to 25.
With all the permutations -- machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision and the rest -- it's sometimes difficult to spot a pure-play AI reporter. Here's a core list of 19 -- cross-check it with the names you've got.
Sometimes it pays to go to the top. If you're pitching something truly conceptual -- something that can make a publication look prescient in the long run -- then go to the editorial board. We've got a list of six boards for you, with contact info.
Customer experience is a monster topic for industry analysts these days; what business doesn't have customers? It's strange, then, that CX journalists are relatively scarce, especially in Tier 1. Journalists tend to chase technologies and vendors, not behaviors. We've listed some of the journos who do. Who have we missed?
As a term, "future of work" has blurred into "workforce" and "workplace" and plays a big part in diversity, equity and inclusion editorial. Here's a fresh look at targets in this expanded space. Thirty names in all.
"VC Newsletters" is a vague headline, right? We mean, (a) newsletters from journalists who cover VC, (b) venture capital firms that have their own newsletters, and (c) platforms that serve the VC world. Most of the 24 newsletters listed (half from Substack) are pitchable, though it won't be easy.
YouTube is replete with influencers, but who the heck are they? SWMS contributor Rhiannon Pacheco oversaw the production of this cheat sheet, that breaks out 45 influencers, from the US and abroad, with concentrations on hardware and apps. The app ones are especially hard to find.
Anyone in the tech media business probably wonders from time to time who the "top ten reporters" might be. A subjective process? Yep! We took a crack at it nonetheless. For our money, here's our list of the Top Ten reporters in B2C and B2B -- the must-pitch people.