54=. Andrew Sparrow, Journalist
A lobby correspondent since 1994, Sparrow is now one of the most prominent political bloggers. He writes the Guardian's daily Politics Live blog which collects snippets from the world of Westminster and beyond. Has been known to say: "If journalism is the first draft of history, live blogging is the first draft of journalism." Hugely prolific, he is reckoned to have blogged 14,000 words-a-day at the last General Election. Uses Twitter to report the news, rather than comment on it, hence sturdy, if uninspired things like: "No 10 lobby briefing – full summary V strong words on China/Russia re Syria, but wobbling on Network Rail." (Feb 2011).
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