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May 2, 2011

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By Grant Hannis


With all government agencies and other organizations that produce economic data, follow them and their top officials on any social media sites they run. Also, set up email alerts or RSS feeds from the agencies.



Follow leading economics writers on Twitter, such as David Wessel at The Wall Street Journal (@davidmwessel), David Leonhardt at The New York Times (@DLeonhardt), and Ezra Klein at The Washington Post (@ezraklein). More can be found in the Business and Finance part of Muck Rack.TWITTER

Grant Hannis has taught business and economics reporting at universities in the United States and New Zealand. He is head of the journalism program at Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand. His doctorate is in economics, and he spent 14 years as a senior financial journalist at Consumer magazine (the New Zealand equivalent of Consumer Reports).

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