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11th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

See below for official categories. The early entry deadline is November 29th, 2018.

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.

From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards

The Washington Post

Finalist in News & Media

About this entry

Democracy Dies in Darkness.

A nearly nonstop news year, 2017 brought a special counsel investigation into a presidential campaign, a series of catastrophic natural disasters, an escalating nuclear threat from North Korea and a cascade of sexual misconduct allegations against powerful men.

The Post approached 2017 as it does every year: to cover those biggest stories with the lone goal of uncovering the truth.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

The Washington Post's growing team of journalists led the way on the world's biggest stories in 2017, from the Russia investigation to the opioid crisis.

The Post committed to delivering news in formats and locations where it would be most impactful. Reader consumed our news on Apple News, our own apps, Reddit, authored e-mail newsletters, a sea of breaking news push alerts and across social networks.


The Washington Post broke story after story in 2017, including:

The Post also continued to experiment on non-traditional news platforms, like Reddit, to connect with new communities.

In 2017, readers responded by subscribing to The Post in record numbers, with digital subscriptions more than doubling.


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The Washington Post

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, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, and the rest of the social web.

The Early Entry Deadline is November 29, 2018