TVNewser AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

‘NYT’ Is Tops On Twitter By A Wide Margin

Traditional media is all over the Twitter. But the New York Times (@nytimes), with 2,668,948 fans, tops the list of leading U.S. newspapers ranked by Twitter followers, according to Journalistics.

At number two is the Chicago Tribune (scroll to the bottom for the update), which has a combined 845,000 followers on its two fan pages, @chicagotribune and @ColonelTribune. The Wall Street Journal (@wsj) is number three with 464,591.

The story does take into account that the numbers may have changed since they were first gathered, but the lead that the NYT has is still striking. “Maybe The New York Times has such a huge Twitter following because it was the first of the Top 25 to join Twitter, way back in March 2, 2007,” the story says.

Mediabistro Course

Content Marketing 101

Content Marketing 101Get hands-on content marketing training in our brand new boot camp, Content Marketing 101! Starting September 8, digital marketing and content experts will teach you the tips and tricks for creating, distributing and measuring the success of your brand's content. Sign up before August 15 and get $50 OFF registration. Register now!