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Media: Close Race Between Goldstein, Toppo, & Rich

Some people like to come up with complicated algorithms to measure journalists' social media influence, like Klout.  Me, I like my numbers raw, as in Twitter followers.  And luckily Muckrack ranks folks that way (Education journalists on Twitter).  As you can see, with nearly 11,200 followers, USA Today's Greg Toppo is catching up to freelancer Dana Goldstein's 11,600 followers.  But the NYT's Motoko Rich has 11,100 and could fly by her two colleague/competitors anytime now

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Over on page 2, Inside Higher Ed's Doug Lederman is gaining steadily on me, as is the Washington Post's Nick Anderson: 
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 *British journalists and TV personalities don't count. 

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