Update: The winner of this poll was Scott Brodbeck, @ARLnowDOTcom.
The tweeps provided lots of answers when we asked who were the best journalists using Twitter in their coverage of local news. In emails, comments and tweets, you gave us a huge slate to consider. We narrowed to a top 20 for this ballot.
Please vote today for your favorite journalists to follow for local news.
Responding to requests on Twitter, we created a separate politics category, so reporters covering local politics have been moved there. That ballot will be posted later this week, along with ballots in other categories. The politics slate includes journalists covering local and national politics.
Perhaps reflecting our emphasis on local news, the the mixture so far includes more journalists covering local politics than national politics. If we get enough journalists covering national politics, we might note winners in both categories. And don't confuse this ballot with the #DCLeaders list (including policy makers as well as journalists) being compiled by Politico.
Keep sending us nominations (use #dcjournotweeps on Twitter or email firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below) for journalists in politics, sports or entertainment, for non-journo tweeps who give you useful news or for journalists who are AWOL (nowhere to be found on Twitter) or quitters (abandoned Twitter after a few lame tweets).
The ballot does include Twitter feeds for three blogs that were nominated from the TBD Community Network that do a great job on Twitter: @borderstan, @ggwash and @welovedc. They are team efforts, though, and we are seeking to recognize individual journalists here.