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From the 16th Annual Shorty Awards

The Young Turks

Silver Honor in News & Media

Audience Honor in News & Media


The Young Turks is the longest-running news show online celebrating 22 years despite a challenging media landscape. Every day Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian cover news and politics with their bold commentary and courageous coverage of the issues that matter, with the mission to drive positive change in the world.  



Strategy and Execution

The Young Turks strive to stand apart from their contemporaries in the media. They report on the news that most impact average viewers and provide detailed nuanced analysis of issues like police brutality, education, healthcare, and keep viewers informed on the state of the 2024 election. 

The mainstream media often lets important news stories slip out of circulation. Instead, they tend to hyper-fixate on inconsequential topics while ignoring the issues that really matter. In contrast, The Young Turks keeps essential stories at the forefront, where they belong, and covers stories that corporate media would never dare to discuss. We believe that challenging the establishment makes you a better journalist, not a worse one.

Viewers are a major component of The Young Turks' content. TYT isn't beholden to the whims of large corporations or billionaires. Our audience powers our organization. Furthermore, our audience is more than just passive participants. Our hosts interact with our viewers every day and take their feedback seriously. Essentially, we do our shows together! We are all TYT! They take pride in collaborating with viewers and enjoy engaging with various viewpoints.



The Young Turks encourage spirited debates on sensitive topics with open hearts and open minds. They understand the importance of providing courageous coverage that confronts issues with facts and truth. Every month, 250 million viewers tune in to be informed and to join the growing movement to drive positive change in the world. 



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