11th Annual Shorty Awards Categories


See below for official categories. Entries close and voting ends on February 21st, 2019 at 11:59pm ET.

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.

Best Journalist

We live in a world where news and information arrives in real time, at the tips of our fingers. These journalists have taken to social media to spread their stories and tell their tales. They’re using their platforms in innovative ways and reaching the masses worldwide.

Are you a news organization proud of your work on social? Enter to win the Best in News Shorty Award.
Al Bello
Al Bello is a master of immortalizing sport. Having built a prolific career from coverage of athletes and athletic events worldwide, Al’s innate talents quickly saw his rise from darkroom manager for T...
Charlotte Wilder
Sports comedy writer Charlotte Wilder is bringing the “full range of human experience” to sports. Joining Sports Illustrated in 2018 as a senior writer, host and producer, Charlotte exercises her uniqu...
Elizabeth Weil
Author and NYT writer-at-large, Elizabeth Weil has an ability for storytelling that knows no bounds. The award-winning journalist has covered topics ranging from Olympic icons to her grandfather’s inve...
Emily Chang
Host of popular television news program Bloomberg Technology, Emily Chang has built a reputation for herself as a titan in the tech industry. Having interviewed some of the biggest names in tech and pe...
Gayle King
Between co-anchoring CBS This Morning and working as the Editor-at-Large for O, The Oprah Winfrey Magazine, Gayle King can reach nearly everybody every day. With her combined Twitter and Instagram foll...
Hannah Dreier
The San Francisco-born journalist has had quite the year as an immigration reporter at ProPublica. An already decorated journalist for her previous work in Venezuela for The Associated Press Hannah wro...
John Carreyrou
Wall Street Journal investigative reporter and author John Carreyrou is an unintimidated agent of truth. The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist lauded for his reporting excellence on European a...
Kara Swisher
Already a force to be reckoned with in the world of technology business journalism, Kara Swisher managed to grow her career even more. Founder of Recode, a tech-news website that is now a part of the l...
Lisa Ling
Journalist, producer, author and actress Lisa Ling has fostered a career by shedding light on stories often ignored. From The View to her work as Oprah’s field correspondent, Lisa Ling is now bolsterin...
Matt Danzico
“Imaginator at large,” Matt Danzico has made an enviable career out of immersion journalism. Having headed up video innovation for BBC and NBC, the globe trekking reporter and experimental filmmaker re...
Rachel Nichols
If there was an NBA related story dominating the headlines, chances are Rachel Nichols had something to do with breaking the news. From the exclusive interview with Jimmy Butler immediately after the n...
Ronan Farrow
HBO and The New Yorker reporter Ronan Farrow continued to deliver some of the most groundbreaking news in 2018. Continuing to expose men in the #MeToo movement, Ronan’s investigatory work helped uncove...

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

The 11th annual shorty awards will be held may 5, 2019 in nyc.