I’ve compiled this list of journalists that have written about Kickstarter campaigns in the past. I hope this will help creators identify influencers in their industry that may be willing to back, retweet, or write about their Kickstarter campaign. For more articles like this, follow Salvador Briggman on twitter.

Gaming Campaigns

1. Eddie Makuch @EddieMakuch

News Editor at GameSpot Boston, a division of CBS Interactive. Born and raised in Connecticut. It will always be my home.

Recent Article: http://www.gamespot.com/news/mighty-no-9-kickstarter-crosses-3-million-6415120


2.  Alexa Ray Corriea @AlexaRayC

Reporter at @Polygon, writer, baker, cosplayer, Tolkien enthusiast. Not all who wander are lost.

Recent Article: http://www.polygon.com/2013/9/30/4786340/elder-scrolls-modders-launch-kickstarter-for-original-fantasy-rpg

3. Erik Kain @erikkain

I write about video games and the video game industry at Forbes. http://blogs.forbes.com/erikkain/ 

Recent Article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2013/09/28/3-kickstarter-video-games-you-should-pay-attention-to/

4. Dave Owen @dnjowen

Fiction writer repped by @DKWLitAgency. Freelance games writer contributing to IGN, VG247, Polygon, Rock Paper Shotgun, The Escapist, etc. Social Awkwardite

Recent Article: http://www.vg247.com/2013/09/27/mighty-no-9-to-announce-vita-stretch-goal/

5. Eric Griffith @egriffith

Author of KALI: THE GHOSTING OF SEPULCHER BAY and BETA TEST! Writer/Editor for http://PCMag.com  by day; writer and layabout by night.

Recent article: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2424327,00.asp

6. Griffin McElroy @griffinmcelroy

Polygon Deputy News Editor // MBMBaM Co-Brother // I Want To Pizza Party With You

Recent Article: http://www.polygon.com/2013/9/11/4718790/project-phoenix-kickstarter-beats-1m-as-funding-closes

7. Jenni Hogan Verified account @jennihogan

”Socially Savvy TV Journalist’- Forbes. Founder @TVinteract, EMMY winning interactive host, CEO, Mom, UW National champ, Aussie, Sports fan, Podcaster

Recent Article: http://www.geekwire.com/2013/dan-shapiros-robot-turtles-board-game-killing-kickstarter-approaching-500000/

8. Mike Suszek @mikesuszek

Contributing editor @ Joystiq (AOL/Huffington Post), podcaster (@WordRango@PressRowPodcast), loves Packers, Brewers & Badgers. Pizza expert.

Recent Article: http://www.joystiq.com/2013/09/05/kickstarter-project-ambrov-x-includes-bioware-writer-stretch-goa/

9. Ryan Winslett @RyanWinslett

Journalist and freelance games writer. Sports/Schools guy at The Fountain Hills Times. Contributor at Gaming Blend. Generally a very nice person.

Recent Article: http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Project-Phoenix-Kickstarter-Campaign-Has-Just-One-Day-Left-58955.html

10. Earnest Cavalli @ecavalli

I’m a writer, and I hate you for thinking that’s attractive. If you can afford me, click the link for professional details.

Recent Article: http://www.joystiq.com/2013/09/24/shantae-half-genie-hero-leaps-past-kickstarter-goal/


Film Campaigns

1.  Zachary Leeman @WritingLeeman

2. Bamboo Dong @ANN_Bamboo

Managing Editor, Anime News Network. Displaced Coloradoan.

Recent Article: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2013-09-26/fan-created-live-action-princess-mononoke-film-ending-soon-on-kickstarter

3. Matt Patches @misterpatches

Writer & reporter for many. E-mail: Patchesfilm@gmail.com. Cohost of @OpKino & @RCDispatch.

Recent Article: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/can-veteran-actor-lee-wilkof-628270

4. Scott Beggs @scottmbeggs

Trained in the metallurgical arts before straitened circumstances led me to a life of aimless wandering.

Recent Article: http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/features/the-best-possible-example-of-how-not-to-do-kickstarter.php

5. Bryan Bishop @bcbishop

Reporter and entertainment writer for The Verge. Likes movies, technology, patent trial theatrics.

Recent Article: http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/16/4735742/for-the-fans-by-the-fans-how-kickstarter-brought-dick-figures-the-movie-to-life

6. Max Evry @maxevry

Filmmaker, movie journalist, and all-around groovy cat living in NYC. Currently writing for sites like NextMovie or http://Film.com , and making a feature.

Recent Article: http://www.nextmovie.com/blog/celebrity-kickstarter-campaigns/

7. Eric Pincus @EricPincus

Lakers 24/7 via Lakers Now blog at the Los Angeles Times. Senior Writer for http://HOOPSWORLD.com , covering the Clippers and NBA at large.

Recent Article: http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakersnow/la-sp-ln-kickstarter-campaign-steve-nash-documentary-20130917,0,6687576.story#axzz2gOyoCQvm

8. Hunter Ingram @hunter_wesley

Film/TV fanatic (that might be understatement) and reporter for@StarsNewsOnline. Up-to-date news on all things film and TV in Wilmington: @WilmonFilm.

Recent Article: http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20130930/ARTICLES/130939981?Title=Cucalorus-meets-fundraising-goal-reveals-final-lineup

9. Schuyler Dievendorf @SmarmyHobo

Recent Article: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/interviews/10610-Dick-Figures-Q-A-A-Kickstarter-Success-Story

10. Philip Kendall @otokonomiyaki

Cynical Brit with a passion for writing, food and video games. Editor & Writer for RocketNews24, and inventor of the question mark.

Recent Article: http://en.rocketnews24.com/2013/09/12/live-action-princess-mononoke-fan-film-wolf-girl-goes-live-on-kickstarter/?utm_campaign=Partner%3A+googlenews-editors-picks&utm_medium=partner&utm_source=googlenews-editors-picks

Design & Technology

1.  Steve Sande  @stevensande

Mac/iPad/iPhone guru, blogger, author, podcaster. Unapologetic conservative Christian. Avid amateur videographer / photographer, owned by cat.

Recent Article: http://www.tuaw.com/2013/09/16/update-your-music-dock-to-wi-fi-with-the-auris-skye-kickstarter/

2. Signe Brewster @signejb

3D printing, robotics, space and materials science reporter at@GigaOM. Fan of particle accelerators and microbes. Email: signe.brewster[at]gigaom[dot]com

Recent Article: http://gigaom.com/2013/09/17/radiant-fabrication-launches-kickstarter-funding-drive-aims-to-make-3d-printing-faster-and-easier/

3. Stephen Warwick @TiP_Stephen

News Writer at Today’s iPhone… I like to shout at people over the internet. Personal account @CanitrunCrysis

Recent Article: http://www.todaysiphone.com/2013/09/kickstarter-project-isketchnote-for-ipad-revolutionizes-pen-paper-notetaking/

4. Brier Dudley @BrierDudley

Seattle Times tech columnist Seattle · blogs.seattletimes.com/brierdudley/

Recent Article: http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2021921820_briercolumn30xml.html

5. Jamie Hinks @JamieRHinks

26-years-young. Sport. Gambling. Views are all my own.

Toronto, Canada · jamierhinks.com

Recent article: http://www.itproportal.com/2013/09/09/lima-tops-12m-sixth-best-kickstarter-technology-startup-ever/

6. Natt Garun @nattgarun

Thai fighter. I lead the Lifestyle section of @digitaltrends. Hailed from @gizmodo@SAI/@SAI_Tools, and @NewhouseSU. Semi-personal account #dealwithit

Recent Article: http://www.digitaltrends.com/lifestyle/soma-water-filter/

7. Darrell Etherington @drizzled

Writer at TechCrunch, covering Apple and startups. Email: darrell@techcrunch.com

Recent Article: http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/23/smartphone-powered-kids-toy-ubooly-returns-to-kickstarter-for-version-two-international-rollout/

8. Marcus Adamson – Kickstarter Weekly Five Top Projects

Recent Article: http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news/2013/9/27/kickstarter-weekly-five—september-27th.aspx

9. Alex Konrad @alexrkonrad

NY technology staff writer @Forbes and former homepage editor; reporter alumnus @FortuneMagazine; sports addict. Thoughts are mine. Email: akonrad [at] forbes

Recent Article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkonrad/2013/09/20/lessons-from-kickstarter-bomb-lively/

10. Eliza Brooke @eliza_pb

Girl gone @TechCrunch

Recent Article: http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/24/petcube-opens-kickstarter-campaign-to-let-people-play-with-their-pets-remotely/


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  • Howard Orloff

    Very Solid of you to share this valuable info. Most would keep the list closely guarded, you clearly get the power of Social Media and the “Crowd” working together. Nice Job!

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  • Krōm Billiards

    I echo Howard’s sentiment. And though I’ve only been in the crowdfunding arena a short time, it’s apparent that your hard work produces an invaluable pool of information every creator should utilize.

    • crowdfundingpr

      Glad the info is useful!

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  • Last time I contacted Brier Dudley at the Seattle Times with a great tech project, he said he would rather write about it after it was past the Kicsktarter stage. So, he may be leaning away from covering live Kickstarter projects now.

  • I’ve got a lot of crowdfunding followers and love tweeting about great tech, design and game projects: @5toclose