Top Mobile Influencers in Media

Mobile is reshaping how we connect and communicate at a blazingly fast pace. It’s driving fundamental shifts in everyday behaviors and expectations that are rippling through every industry, forcing constant adaptation to survive and thrive.

Nowhere is this change more apparent than social media, which is the first place most of us now go to get our information. For this reason we wanted to share a quick list of some of our favorite thinkers and doers helping to shape the future of mobile (and beyond) on social media.

Going forward, we’ll share more of our favorites by vertical driving the dialogue in various categories. We welcome any additions you may have in comments or at @urbanairship.


1. Cory Bergman: @corybe

GM and Co-Founder, Breaking News

2. Matt Carroll: @MattAtMIT

Research Scientist. Started the Future of News at MIT Media Lab.

3. Connie Chan: @conniechan

Partner at tech VC firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). Head of Consumer Sector.

4. Kate Day: @kate_day

Editorial Director, Growth, Politico Europe

5. Benedict Evans: @BenedictEvans

Partner at tech VC firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z)

6. Megan Hess: @mhess4

Mobile and Emerging Platforms Editor, Bloomberg

7. Stacy-Marie Ishmael: @S_M_I

Managing Editor for Mobile News, BuzzFeed

8. Jeff Jarvis: @jeffjarvis

Director, Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism

9. Clifford Levy @cliffordlevy

Assistant Masthead Editor, The New York Times. Oversees digital platforms.

10. Mary Meeker: #InternetTrends

Analyst, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers. Focuses on Internet & new technologies.

Mary Meeker is not on Twitter, but undoubtedly, her Internet Trends report is a must-read for the latest online and mobile trends.

11. Sara M. Watson @smwat

Research Fellow,  Tow Center for Digital Journalism. Technology critic.

Stay in Touch

You can check out some of our own thoughts on that future state in “It’s the End of the Beginning for Mobile,” but the perspectives you’ll gain by following or subscribing to these influencers on mobile trends in media will prove to be invaluable.

Be sure to check back for our other influencer lists, and stay in touch via Twitter.