9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

Voting & Entries for Influencers, Brands and Organizations are now closed! Stay tuned for finalist announcements.

Brands & Organizations

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

Murtaza Hussain

Nominated in Journalist presented by Muck Rack

About Murtaza Hussain

Brooklyn-based journalist and “Habitual line stepper” Murtaza Hussain is a political commentator for The Intercept, embodying the online publication’s dedication to “producing fearless, adversarial journalism.” Murtaza is transparent not only in his reporting, but in his social media shares as well. He is the rare person who successfully combines wry, sardonic humor with devastating honesty, whether he’s tweeting about Islamophobia in the US or the staggering amount of gun deaths caused by toddlers. Murtaza sees the value in stepping over the line (yet remaining respectful) if it helps to lead his 50K+ Twitter followers to a deeper understanding of this complex and often frightening world.

Murtaza Hussain's best work on social

https://twitter.com/MazMHussain/status/812350763531960320 https://twitter.com/MazMHussain/status/812810409426173953 https://twitter.com/MazMHussain/status/814118107107229696 https://twitter.com/MazMHussain/status/814539230571589636

About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The 9th Annual Shorty Awards will be held in April 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.