The San Francisco 49ers return for training camp on Saturday, which means we are finally back to some semblance of football. We return in phases, going from practice to preseason to real football, but I’ll take practice over nothing any day!
The return means there will be plenty of information to dissect about the team. We’ll have reports and updates, but first it is once again time for our social media breakdown. I realize not everybody is on social media, but there are numerous ways to track the team on things like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and others.
The return of training camp means plenty of news and discussion from practice. The media gets access to the first two weeks of practice, and will have tweets during, and reports after, breaking down everything that happened. We'll keep an eye on what comes out of camp, but for the quick, live information, you'll want to keep an eye on Twitter. Instagram and Snapchat provide useful options as well, but Twitter remains the primary news source. It's worth noting that for the media tweets, I'll have an embedded list in our daily open thread, so if you're not on Twitter, you won't be in the dark. I’ve embedded the media and player lists down at
The 49ers have numerous media members following them, and this list is not all-inclusive, so please feel free to add any suggestions I might have overlooked. Also, Jennifer Chan will be there on behalf of NN for weekend practices. Give her a follow on Twitter. And as always, you can follow Niners Nation on Twitter and Facebook.
The first group of reporters are the people expected to be on site just about every day of training camp. They will have frequent updates on Twitter and at their websites. You can check each one individually, or you can check out this list. The most notable change is at ESPN. Paul Gutierrez is now covering the Oakland Raiders, and Nick Wagoner is now covering the 49ers, having previously covered the Los Angeles Rams.
The second group are folks that might be there for stretches, but won’t be there as much as the beat writers. It is primarily columnists, but includes some other folks as well. Tim Kawakami covers all Bay Area sports, and likely will split some time between the 49ers and Raiders, while wrapping up the Giants and A's seasons.
Mindi Bach - CSN Bay Area - Instagram
Matt Barrows - Sacramento Bee - Instagram
Chris Biderman - Niners Wire (USA Today)
Eric Branch - San Francisco Chronicle
Grant Cohn - Press Democrat
Nick Wagoner - ESPN
Cam Inman - San Jose Mercury News - Instagram
Matt Maiocco - CSN Bay Area - Instagram
Ryan Sakamoto - NinerFans.com - Instagram
Steve Berman - Bay Area Sports Guy
Tim Kawakami - San Jose Mercury News
Dan Brown - San Jose Mercury News
Kevin Lynch - San Francisco Chronicle
Janie McCauley - Associated Press
Ann Killion - San Francisco Chronicle
Jimmy Durkin - San Jose Mercury News
I have a Twitter list of the 49ers players that are on Twitter. If you're not super familiar with Twitter, in that link, click on "Tweets" on the left side to see the actual tweets from the players. Obviously they will not be tweeting during practice, but they can have some interesting stuff before and after. Here is the list:
The 49ers front office is knowledgeable when it comes to social media. Of the accounts below, Taylor Price and Scott Kegley are the two most likely to provide notable details from training camp. You can also find the 49ers on Snapchat at officialsf49ers. The 49ers social media team sends out a lot of fun, short videos.Front Office
The 49ers front office is knowledgeable when it comes to social media. Of the accounts below, Taylor Price and Scott Kegley are the two most likely to provide notable details from training camp. You can also find the 49ers on Snapchat at officialsf49ers. The 49ers social media team sends out a lot of fun, short videos.
49ers official Twitter Account - Official Instagram account
Taylor Price - Digital Media Coordinator
Joe Fann - Team Reporter
Jed York - CEO
Bob Lange - PR Director
Robert Alberino - Executive Producer
Dan Beckler - PR Manager
Ben Mayberry - Creative Services Manager
Al Guido - President