#1 Technology UK Journalist In December 2008

January 31, 2009 by  
Filed under Features & Editorials

It’s hard to know how to take both praise and criticism. As a writer and journalist I tend to run into both on a fairly frequent basis (probably more the latter given readers are generally moved more when angered than entertained) so I think I’ll be taking this with a pinch of salt…


‘Top UK Technology Journalist December 2008’

That’s me according to the Apollo Journalist Profiler, a service “used by PR Agencies and in-house PR departments to identify the key journalists in their sector” – ummm, very nice. Cheers fellas!

Of course on the other hand how this ranking system is compiled is another question entirely. If it’s based on profile you’d have to say Jemima Kiss and Jack Schofield of the Guardian and Observer should probably come out top and while not included the likes of Rory Cellan-Jones at the BBC or Stephen Fry would dwarf me.


Still I’ll take the pat on the back thank you very much, brace myself for the inevitable cosmic karma kick in the pants and not take any of it too seriously – whatever it means…

PS – companies are never going to get it are they? There is NO space between ‘Trusted’ and ‘Reviews’ – never has been, never will!


21 Responses to “#1 Technology UK Journalist In December 2008”
  1. Ohmz says:

    Well done Gordon! I bet there will be alot of gloating aroung the TR office now eh?

  2. Gordon says:

    Many thanks Ohmz, it could be based on virtually anything though. Personally I’m guessing it was: ‘most free alcohol consumed during Christmas press events’.

    Then again, I could never match my esteemed colleague Mr Rob Kerr on that one!

  3. Emily McDaid says:

    Nice one Gordon! I say run with the praise!

  4. Ohmz says:

    My God! Is that all you British do is drink?

  5. Gordon says:

    @Ohmz – no, some of us smoke too! (Not me though)

  6. Alexis Dalrymple says:

    Well done Gordon – if you give Will Arnold from Apollo I am sure he would be delighted to tell you how you reached such an esteemed ranking.

  7. Gordon says:

    Thanks Alexis – I think it may just mean I write more nonsense than anyone else, but I will do šŸ™‚

  8. Lonely Gamer says:

    Congrats Gordon – but I do have to raise an eyebrow at anything that puts Hugo as 8th best Tech Journalist in the UK šŸ˜‰

    Also, nobody from bit-tech šŸ™

  9. Gordon says:

    Haha, yep – as I say I have no idea how it was calculated and whether this is a regular thing for this list of journos or a quirky month! I’d expect The Register, Inquirer, Pocket Lint, Tech Digest, Bit Tech and Shiny Shiny journos to all be pushing for top spot plus the obvious broadsheets. I guess January will tell us, but it’s a nice to be seen in this bracket however it was done.

    Nice to see Bit’s best writer (shhhhh šŸ˜‰ pop over. We really don’t advertise our blogs and Twitter feeds very much on TR.

  10. Adam Rhodes says:

    A PR ranking would be interesting, but again, not quite sure how/why/who comes up with it!

  11. Spode says:

    Wait – you’re a journalist?


Check out what others are saying about this post...
  1. […] #1 Technology UK Journalist In December 2008 – Nice, whatever it means… […]

  2. […] the wholly immeasurable honour of winning the UK’s top technology journalist in December (January results should be any time soon – I’ll chase them up!) I’ve turned […]

  3. […] I was top of Apollo’s December Apollo Tech Journalist UK rankings and had a fair old ponder about what it meant. I didn’t come up with anything revelatory. The […]

  4. […] comparison here are links to theĀ December rankings andĀ January […]

  5. […] as journalist league tables came out for December, January, February and March so here we have the most prolific tech journalists in April. The […]

  6. […] sure as we have UK journalist league tables came out forĀ December,Ā January,Ā February,Ā March andĀ April here comes May. The table signals who have been the 20 most […]

  7. […] links for December, January, February, March, April, May and June. Apollo Surveys Top Journalists June […]

  8. […] table links for December, January, February, March, April, May and June. Apollo July UK Journalist […]

  9. […] table links for December, January, February, March, April, May,Ā June and […]