Here is a recently compiled list of feature journalists and editors that can be found at Mediacontact.ie. The Features team in a newsroom are there to provide everything from light-hearted frills to hard-hitting investigative reports. They break away from the traditions of hard news and shed new light on used and abused topics. This summer there’s plenty of action going on be it in the sporting, political or far-flung worlds. With a team of writers that are relied on to lend some creativity to the news, there’s bound to be some interesting characters among this list, with a lot on their minds.
Have a look for yourself, we’ve rustled up a few of their Twitter accounts…
Rosita Boland (@Rositaboland). The Irish Times features journalist is an avid Twitterer with plenty to say in 140 characters or less. The native Clare woman is predominantly a poet before all her insightful travel pieces. Find yourself an interesting read in the series she compiled about the many O’Connell streets of Ireland.
Kim bielenberg (@kimbelienberg). This Lady writes for the Irish Independent and is not afraid to speak her mind, which has gathered her over 2,000 followers. You will mostly find her analysing the goings-on of the Government.
Gail Henderson (@MRSGHENDERSON). You will find this Sunday Life writer retweeting interesting facts or news from other media members and sharing little nuggets of humour from her own life. (see image, spider in my living-room, MONSTER!)
Conor Goodman (@conorgoodman). Self-confessed Game of thrones addict. Features Editor of The Irish Times. Best known for engaging in the project of finding the best place to live in Ireland.
Ruth Huntman (@normadesmondo). Ruth is the Features Editor of The Mirror’s Celeb’s on Sunday magazine and is self-proclaimed “barking, born and bred!” Ruth has sent a total of 4 tweets during the month of June, so we gather she hasn’t been bitten by the Twitter bug that hard. Her avatar is none other than herself and miss J-Lo so there is no doubt that she has interviewed everyone from Hollywood royalty to Jedward.
Orna Mulcahy (@OrnaMulcahy) The Irish Times Magazine Editor can most recently be seen paying tribute to the late great Maeve Binchy via her Twitter. She has become most active this summer so expect her almost 700 followers to increase.
Oliver Moore (@oliver_moore) This foody has a weekly column in the Irish Examiner. Agri-food is his niche while also writing for Food and Wine magazine, unearthing some home truths about ‘healthy’ foods in the column ‘Behind the Label.’ He runs his own organic-orientated blog as well as contributing to the Glenisk moosletter.
Will Hanafin (@willhanafin). Well-known in both broadcast and print media, Will produces the Ray D’arcy show on Today FM and writes for the Sunday Indo. He has exposed our main man Enda Kenny as a clean freak and entertained many with the “De Little Book of Bertie” – a collection of the ex-Taoiseach’s confused and amusing utterances…
Find plenty more interesting writers on the Summer: Features Editors and writers list 2012. Finally, we will be monitoring day in and day out for the ever controversial Kevin Myers’ grand entrance into the Twitter world. Every week in the Irish Independent, this man is capable of sparking huge outrage/interest/anger/humour. Basically, this man is a puppet to his readers emotions. If ever there was a journalist to be honest and completely unafraid of speaking their mind, here he is in all his glory. If the public got a chance to react to his column directly, heaven knows what Twitterverse would be subjected to..!