Few things are tougher than building a useful list of reporters who cover funding rounds. Technically, any beat reporter could cover funding news based on the startup being a contender in an emerging marketplace. But PR folks mostly seek reporters who cover funding rounds from any VC in any market -- as they should.
Not exactly a target list -- more like a treasure map to the targets... here's the path to America's top 15 national newspaper tech sections, along with the email syntax for each. Tech is part of damn near everything these days, so it's valuable to monitor the sections as well as the individuals who write for them.
We predict that reporters will try to predict outcomes of 2019, and might even accept your clients' content in the process. Even if they don't publish it directly, these folks are worth pitch and influencing. Here's our cheat sheet.
Black Friday (and Cyber Monday, for that matter) are coming soon. It's another long-lead opportunity for you. Who wrote strong analytical pieces in 2018 on the subject? Our cheat sheet points the way. Sing out if we've missed someone.
You may not yet have clients in the augmented reality space but that's bound to chasnge and soon. Here's a list of go-to reporters, with contact info. As you know, AR reporters often cover VR as well, so your AR news needs to be that much more special.
-- Updated Feb. 24, 2018 -- Though the term "big data" no longer vibrates with chic, there's still huge upside in cultivating not just the reporters but the analysts, bloggers, authors and public speakers gifted in quantification. Some of these folks are targets; others are thought leaders whom reporters might quote.