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From the 14th Annual Shorty Awards

TYT: Building Hope

Audience Honor in News & Media

About this entry

Every day TYT delivers timely news and progressive commentary on all the day’s most important stories. We keep our viewers informed while also providing perspective and insight on the news we cover so you understand not only what’s happening but also what’s happening behind the scenes -- the stories behind the stories.

And while many people following today’s political news can get discouraged about the direction of the nation and the world, that’s not us. At TYT, we’re genuinely optimistic about the future, and with good reason. Today, wide majorities of Americans agree with our progressive stances on issues ranging from healthcare and education to climate, immigration and wages. The rising generation of young people are also overwhelmingly progressive in their political beliefs and policy objectives, and they’re increasingly flexing their muscle as voters and activists to demand change from our elected officials.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

TYT delivers bold commentary on the day’s most important stories. Unlike mainstream, corporate outlets, we’re not beholden to corporate advertisers, to defense contractors, to Wall Street or to Big Pharma, and we don’t carry water for the Republican or Democratic Parties.

The audience helps guide TYT’s mission to drive positive change in the way we deliver the news.


TYT has racked up 20 billion views and is America's largest online progressive news network and the #1 most engaged news and politics network. The award-winning network is one of the top multi-platform online content creators, generating over 500 million views a month. 

Most recently TYT received the Audience Honor in the Shorty Awards for Best in Live Event Coverage for their coverage of the 2020 Election. The Damage Report with John Iadarola was a 2021 Webby Honoree for Social Media Presence. Indisputable with Dr. Rashad Richey was recognized as the fastest growing TV news show by the Hicks Evaluation group. Additionally, Dr. Richey was most recently awarded with the Global Icon Award by the Black Media Honors and was recognized with an award by the White House for his work with gang-affected and gang-affiliated youth and social advocacy. 


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