Top Sources and Journalists Cited on Metacurity

We’ve been busy at Metacurity upgrading our search engine, cleaning out our databases and putting into place more automated mechanisms to provide our readers with insight into cybersecurity news sources, journalists and top trending topics.

One area that we’ve tackled is our ability to track the publications and journalists who capture the lead slots in Metacurity’s entries. Going forward, we will have the ability to generate more accurate tables that list the top infosec publications and journalists.,
Our rankings are based on the frequency of how often each publication or journalist “leads” the news on a particular cybersecurity development. This frequency calculation does not necessarily correlate with which publication or journalist broke the news or produced the highest quality article.

Some of the best publications and journalists don’t rate high in our rankings because their reports take time to produce and aren’t as frequent. Some of the publications and journalists who break news stories don’t always provide the most insightful pieces on the story. And sometimes Metacurity isn’t as frequently updated as it should be, an issue we hope to address given your support over the coming year.

Still, our top sources tables should be useful to help cybersecurity professionals, public relations representatives, and anyone else interested in following cybersecurity news find the right resources to follow via feeds, twitter and Metacurity’s own website.

We have posted our first annual top sources lists on Metacurity for all visitors to the website to see. Check out below the top publication sources and journalists cited in the lead entries for 2018.

But as a special bonus to Metacurity’s Patrons, we are providing them with a first look at our Q1 2019 rankings before we post them here. Those rankings differ quite a bit from the overall 2018 rankings, delivering insight into which journalists and publications rose to the top during the first three months of the year.

To gain access to these latest rankings, please become one of our Patrons.

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Top Sources for Lead Entries on Metacurity
January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018
PublicationURLRSSNum.%
ZDNethttps://www.zdnet.comFeed1658.3%
Reutershttps://reuters.com/technologyNewsFeed1437.2%
Bleeping Computerhttps://www.bleepingcomputer.comFeed1145.7%
TechCrunchhttps://techcrunch.comFeed954.8%
New York Timeshttps://nytimes.comFeed773.9%
Registerhttps://www.theregister.co.ukFeed753.8%
Ars Technicahttps://arstechnica.comFeed663.3%
Motherboardhttps://motherboard.vice.comFeed603.0%
Washington Posthttps://washingtonpost.comFeed562.8%
Wiredhttps://www.wired.comFeed542.7%
Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.comFeed442.2%
Associated Presshttps://www.apnews.com/apf-topnewsFeed422.1%
Cyberscoophttps://www.cyberscoop.comFeed422.1%
Wall Street Journalhttps://www.wsj.comFeed371.9%
BloombergNAFeed361.8%
Vergehttps://www.theverge.comFeed321.6%
BBC Newshttps://www.bbc.com/news/worldFeed301.5%
Hillhttps://thehill.comFeed291.5%
Krebs on Securityhttps://krebsonsecurity.comFeed281.4%
Forbeshttps://www.forbes.comFeed271.4%
Venture Beathttps://venturebeat.comFeed271.4%
Gizmodohttps://gizmodo.comFeed241.2%
CNEThttps://.cnet.comFeed231.2%
Hacker Newshttps://thehackernews.comFeed231.2%
CNBChttps://www.cnbc.com/>Feed211.1%
Politicohttps://www.politico.comFeed191.0%
BetaNewshttps://betanews.comFeed180.9%
Buzzfeedhttps://www.buzzfeed.comFeed180.9%
Next Webhttps://thenextweb.comFeed150.8%
Nextgovhttps://www.nextgov.comFeed150.8%
Fortunehttps://fortune.comFeed140.7%
Telegraphhttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/Feed110.6%
Infosecurity Magazinehttps://www.infosecurity-magazine.comFeed100.5%
CNNhttps//cnn.comFeed90.5%
Daily Beasthttps://www.thedailybeast.comFeed90.5%
Financial Timeshttps://www.ft.comFeed90.5%
Intercepthttps://theintercept.com/>Feed90.5%
South China Morning Posthttps://www.scmp.comFeed90.5%
Sydney Morning Heraldhttps://www.smh.com.auFeed90.5%
9to5Machttps://9to5mac.comFeed80.4%
SC Magazinehttps://https://www.scmagazine.comFeed80.4%
Business Insiderhttps://www.businessinsider.comFeed70.4%
Deutsche Wellehttps://www.dw.com/en/top-stories/s-9097Feed70.4%
FCWhttps://fcw.comFeed70.4%
Timeshttps://www.thetimes.co.ukNA70.4%
CBChttps://www.cbc.caFeed60.3%
CSO Onlinehttps://www.csoonline.comFeed60.3%
Engadgethttps://www.engadget.comFeed60.3%
Globeshttps://www.globes.co.ilFeed60.3%
NBC Newshttps://www.nbcnews.comFeed60.3%
AFPhttps://www.afp.com/enFeed50.3%
Axioshttps://api.axios.com/feed/topFeed50.3%
Fifth Domainhttps://https://www.fifthdomain.comFeed50.3%
MacRumorshttps://www.macrumors.comFeed50.3%
Mashablehttps://mashable.comFeed50.3%
Times of Israelhttps://www.timesofisrael.comFeed50.3%
Xconomyhttps://xconomy.comFeed50.3%
Computinghttps://www.computing.co.ukFeed40.2%
Daily Mailhttps://www.dailymail.co.ukFeed40.2%
Los Angeles Timeshttps://www.latimes.comFeed40.2%
Politico EUhttps://www.politico.euFeed40.2%
Recodehttps://www.recode.netFeed40.2%
Times of Indiahttps://timesofindia.comFeed40.2%
Alphrhttps://www.alphr.com/news/feedFeed30.2%
Apple Insiderhttps://appleinsider.com/Feed30.2%
Atlanta Journal-Constitutionhttps://www.ajc.com/NA30.2%
Australian Broadcasting Corporationhttp://www.abc.net.auFeed30.2%
CoinDeskhttps://www.coindesk.com/Feed30.2%
E&E Newshttps://www.eenews.netFeed30.2%
Investors Business Dailyhttps://www.investors.comFeed30.2%
IT World Canadahttps://www.itworldcanada.comFeed30.2%
Neowinhttps://www.neowin.netFeed30.2%
Parallaxhttps://www.the-parallax.comFeed30.2%
Quartzhttps://qz.comFeed30.2%
Sky Newshttps://news.sky.comFeed30.2%
Tampa Bay Timeshttps://www.tampabay.comFeed30.2%
ThreatPosthttps://threatpost.comFeed30.2%
Torrent Freakhttps://torrentfreak.com/>Feed30.2%
Troy Hunt's Bloghttps://www.troyhunt.comFeed30.2%
USA Todayhttps://www.usatoday.comFeed30.2%
Varietyhttps://variety.comFeed30.2%
Vice Newshttps://news.vice.comFeed30.2%
xda developershttps://www.xda-developers.comFeed30.2%
Yahoo Newshttps://news.yahoo.comFeed30.2%



The Most Frequently Cited Journalists in Lead Entries
January 1, 2018 through December 31,2018
AuthorPublicationTwitterNumber%
Catalin CimpanuBleeping Computer/ZDNet@campuscodi1326.61%
Zack WhittakerZDNet / TechCrunch@zackwhittaker623.10%
Dan GoodinArs Technica@dangoodin001381.90%
Charlie OsborneZDNet@SecurityCharlie321.60%
Christopher BingReuters/Cyberscoop@Bing_Chris321.60%
Lorenzo Franceschi-BicchieraiMotherboard@lorenzofb291.45%
Brian KrebsKrebs on Security@briankrebs281.40%
Lily Hay NewmanWired@lilyhnewman271.35%
Shaun NicholsRegister@shaundnichols261.30%
Thomas BrewsterForbes@iblametom251.25%
Ellen NakashimaWashington Post@nakashimae231.15%
Lawrence AbramsBleeping Computer@Lawrence Abrams231.15%
Danny PalmerZDNet@dannyjpalmer201.00%
Joseph CoxDaily Beast / Motherboard@josephfcox201.00%
Liam TungZDNet@LiamT190.95%
Andy GreenbergWired@a_greenberg170.85%
Dustin VolzReuters / Wall Street Journal@dnvolz150.75%
John LeydenRegister@jleyden150.75%
Dell CameronGizmodo@dellcam140.70%
Ionut IlascuBleeping Computer@Ionut_Ilascu140.70%
Joseph MennReuters@josephmenn130.65%
Paul SawersVenture Beat@psawers130.65%
Sean LyngaasCyberscoop@snlyngaas130.65%
Ian BarkerBeta News@IanDBarker120.60%
Natasha LomasTechCrunch@riptari120.60%
Patrick Howell O'NeillCyberscoop@HowellONeill120.60%
Morgan ChalfantHill@mchalfant16110.55%
Alfred NgCNET@alfredwkng100.50%
Dean TakahashiVenture Beat@deantak100.50%
Jack StubbsReuters@jc_stubbs100.50%
Joseph MarksNextgov@Joseph_Marks_100.50%
Mohit KumarHacker News@unix_root100.50%
Richard ChirgwinRegister@r_chirgwin100.50%
Cyrus FarivarArs Technica@cfarivar90.45%
David E. SangerNew York Times@SangerNYT90.45%
David MeyerZDNet/Fortune@superglaze90.45%
Olivia BeaversHill@Olivia_Beavers90.45%
Peter BrightArs Technica@DrPizza90.45%
RAPHAEL SATTERAssociated Press@razhael90.45%
Sean GallagherArs Technica@thepacketrat90.45%
Sheera FrankelNew York Times@sheeraf90.45%
Swati KhandelwalHacker News@Swati_THN90.45%
Tony RommRecode/Washington Post@tonyromm90.45%
Zaid ShoorbajeeCyberscoop@ZBajee90.45%
David ShepardsonReuters@davidshepardson80.40%
Ingrid LundenTechCrunch@ingridlunden80.40%
Kevin CollierBuzzfeed@kevincollier80.40%
Tom WarrenVerge@tomwarren80.40%
Eric GellerPolitico@EricGeller70.35%
Kevin PoulsenDaily Beast@kpoulsen70.35%
Phil MuncasterInfosecurity Magazine@philmuncaster70.35%
Brian BarrettWired@brbarret60.30%
Craig TimbergWashington Post@craigtimberg60.30%
Frederic LardinoisTechCrunch@fredericl60.30%
Jim FinkleReuters@jim_finkle60.30%
Nicholas ConfessoreNew York Times@nickconfessore60.30%
NICOLE PERLROTHNew York Times@nicoleperlroth60.30%
Robert McMillanWall Street Journal@bobmcmillan60.30%
Russell BrandomVerge@russelllbrandom60.30%
Daniel OberhausMotherboard@DMOberhaus ?50.25%
David CanellisNext Web@dcanellis50.25%
Douglas MacMillanWall Street Journal@dmac150.25%
Ewen MacAskillGuardian@ewenmacaskill50.25%
Josh ConstineTechCrunch@JoshConstine50.25%
Kate CongerGizmodo/New York Times@kateconger50.25%
Martin MatishakPolitico@martinmatishak50.25%
MixNext Web@Mixtatiq50.25%
Rhett JonesGizmodo@rhettjonez50.25%
Robert HackettFortune@rhhackett50.25%
Romain DilletTechCrunch@romaindillet50.25%
Ryan GallagherIntercept@rj_gallagher50.25%
Sarah FrierBloomberg@sarahfrier50.25%
Thomas ClaburnRegister@ThomasClaburn50.25%
Aaron BoydNextGov@Federal_IT40.20%
Alex HernGuardian@alexhern40.20%
Chance Miller9to5Mac@ChanceHMiller40.20%
Daisuke WakabayashiNew York Times@daiwaka40.20%
Derek HawkinsWashington Post@D_Hawk40.20%
Devlin BarrettWashington Post@DevlinBarrett40.20%
GABRIEL J.X. DANCENew York Times@gabrieldance40.20%
Jon RussellTechCrunch@jonrussell40.20%
Julian E. BarnesNew York Times/Washington Post@julianbarnes40.20%
Ken DilanianNBC News@KenDilanianNBC40.20%
Kim ZetterIntercept / Motherboard@kimzetter40.20%
Mark Wycislik-WilsonBetaNews@MarkWilsonWords40.20%
Matt ZapotoskyWashington Post@mattzap40.20%
Matthew RosenbergNew York Times@AllMattNYT40.20%
Michael LaForgiaNew York Times@laforgia_40.20%
Nicholas FandosNew York Times@npfandos40.20%
Rachel WeinerWashington Post@rachelweinerwp 40.20%
Stephen NellisReuters@StephenNellis40.20%