Sunday, September 4, 2011

Study: LinkedIn top social media site for journalists

By Kristin Piombino - editorial assistant for

When 92 percent of journalists have a LinkedIn account, there has to be a good reason. There is, and business leaders, representatives and PR pros should pay attention.

A new survey from Arketi Group found that the percent of journalists on LinkedIn has increased from 85 percent in 2009. Why? LinkedIn provides an easy way for reporters to connect with sources.

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Kristin Piombino is the editorial assistant for Before joining Ragan Kristin briefly worked for Liberty Suburban Newspapers, Glancer Magazine, the Chicago Children’s Museum and a public relations firm. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Journalism and a minor in French. She is also an avid baker, and likes chocolate chip cookie dough more than the actual cookies. Follow her on Twitter @KristinPiombino.