December 5, 2012

Arianna Huffington: Didn’t make the list either. (Noah Berger — Associated Press)

The Huffington Post today published a list of “32 Economics Journalists You Should Be Following On Twitter.”

The list omitted Ben White, the chief economic correspondent for Politico and prolific force on Twitter. Said omission drew some attention out there:

There’ll be no attempt here to judge the contents of the Huffington Post list; the Erik Wemple Blog, after all, has an insufficient command of the relative merits of business writers between ranking places No. 25 through No. 50.

Nor will there be an attempt here to judge the Huffington Post’s approach to business coverage.

Nor will there be an attempt to gauge, as people did on Twitter, the importance of “boobie pics” to the business model of the Huffington Post.

There’ll merely be an observation that when you want some attention on the Internet, try a list.

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.