Much of the time, reporters and public relations folks have a contentious relationship: They drive us crazy, and we are ridiculously hard to work with.
But there are PR Pros out there who really help journalists tell important stories. Some of them are influential in their own right, not simply because of the companies they work for.
And that deserves a shout-out.
We came up with this list in a variety of ways. We put out a call for nominations and were pleasantly surprised at how many tech reporters from other publications submitted names. We also asked companies to nominate their PR pros. And we relied on our own experiences, too.