Who are the Reporters' Reporters?
February 15, 2017 1:24 PM   Subscribe

I'm interested in following established and respected journalists who have very deep ties to and sources in specific parts of the U.S. political establishment. In other words, rather than covering U.S. politics generally, these journalists are widely known for their expertise with a specific thing (examples below the fold). Basically, who do other reporters look to as the definitive source on X agency/party/Congressperson/state/whatever?

Examples I already know of:

David Ignatius & the CIA
Pete Williams & the DOJ
Barbara Starr & the Pentagon
Jon Ralston & Nevada politics
posted by sallybrown to Law & Government (7 answers total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
I have a few journalist friends. I follow the journalists they follow and interact with on Twitter. I do the same for journalists I don't personally know but who cover the specialized niche I work in in a fair and detailed manner.

I have many complaints about Twitter, but this process of discovering the value my trusted contacts put into their trusted contacts is truly one of the platform's advantages. It's like link surfing, but in a socially-ordered manner.
posted by late afternoon dreaming hotel at 3:37 PM on February 15, 2017

Health policy -- Sarah Kliff.
Chicago municipal politics -- Ben Joravsky.
posted by tivalasvegas at 6:18 PM on February 15, 2017 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Robert Costa for Republican Party insider info.
posted by Uncle at 8:12 PM on February 15, 2017 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Alyson Klein, K-12 education policy and Department of Education
posted by jgirl at 8:25 PM on February 15, 2017

Best answer: Lots of great suggestions in this thread.
posted by invisible ink at 9:22 PM on February 15, 2017

Jennifer Dlouhy for the energy industry and policy.
posted by lunasol at 6:53 AM on February 16, 2017

Dahlia Lithwick for the Supreme Court.
posted by SisterHavana at 5:03 PM on February 16, 2017

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