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Steve Herman

is a Shorty Award finalist!


Voice of America correspondent. Based in Asia (Japan, India, South Korea & Thailand) since 1990. 6th Shorty Awards Finalist, Best Journalist in Social Media

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Finalist in Journalist chosen by the community

Campaign Video by Steve Herman

The Shorty Interview with Steve Herman

What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?

Ask intelligent questions.

How has social media improved your life?

It has wrecked my life!

140 characters of advice for a new user?

Just dive in. You'll get the hang of it eventually.

What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?

I don't like using "4" for "for."

View Steve Herman's complete Shorty Interview

Learn More about Steve Herman

Biography

Steve Herman is a veteran broadcast correspondent who has lived in Asia continuously since 1990 and is the Voice of America's bureau chief in Bangkok, covering the Southeast Asia region. From 2010 until mid-2013, Steve was VOA's Northeast Asia bureau chief, based in Seoul, covering the Korean peninsula and Japan. His Twitter coverage from Fukushima in March, 2011 was picked up by other major media news outlets. Herman spent nine days, in July 2013, reporting from North Korea. Herman was VOA's South Asia bureau chief in New Delhi, India 2007-2010. Prior to taking his post in India, Herman was based in Japan for many years, reporting for VOA and other broadcasters. He is a former AP staff newsman in West Virginia and in Washington, D.C. at the wire service's Broadcast Center.

How do you or your organization use social media? What makes your use unique?

For VOA News, Steve's Twitter feed is the news organization's one man wire service in Asia for breaking news. The Daily Dot named Steve as one of the ten "must follow" journalists on Twitter. Foreign Policy magazine in 2011 placed Steve on its Twitterati 100 list.

Recent Nominations

February 18, 2014

I nominate @W7VOA for a Shorty Award in #journalist because his on-the spot live coverage of Asian events.

February 18, 2014

I nominate @W7VOA for a Shorty Award in #journalist because...he is among the first with breaking news

February 18, 2014

I nominate @W7VOA for a Shorty Award in #journalist because of the variety of Asian stories he covers.

February 12, 2014

I nominate @w7voa for a Shorty Award in #journalist because...he's the fastest tweet in the East.

January 23, 2014

I nominate @W7VOA for a Shorty Award in #journalist because VOA is relevant.

January 19, 2014

I nominate @W7VOA for a Shorty Award in #journalist because... always accurate and always first in Bangkok/Kor/Japan.

January 17, 2014

I nominate @W7VOA for a Shorty Award in #journalist because he's my most trusted source for news in Asia.

January 16, 2014

I nominate @W7VOA for a Shorty Award in #journalist because of the most professional Asia (esp. Korea) news coverage.

January 16, 2014

I nominate @W7VOA for a Shorty Award in #journalist because he's vigilant,knowledgeable and warm-hearted.

January 16, 2014

I nominate @W7VOA for a Shorty Award in #journalist because he's where I go first for news on Asia.

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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, Foursquare and the rest of the social web. The 7th annual ceremony will be held in April 2015 in New York City and live streamed internationally.

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