13th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media and digital channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

Best in News & Media

This award recognizes the most effective use of social media or digital to disseminate news and information. Submissions for both coverage of specific news events and for overall performance will be accepted.

See previous winners and honorees here.


Bloomberg Quicktake, global news designed for social and streaming platforms
Born as social first news, Bloomberg Quicktake delivers global 24/7 streaming news video for the next generation of leaders and business minded consumers.  We’re living in a moment of massive change…
“Al Jazeera Arabic Digital Newsroom believes that the social media impact on journalism is crystal clear” Al Jazeera presents the 1st Arabic newsy product “EJAZ” إيجاز From breaking stories to en…
Go There – CNN’s daily Facebook Watch show
Our main objective was to build a community around CNN’s audiences on Facebook by engaging the next generation of news junkies. CNN is unmatched in global reach. Go There puts the audience at the center …
Living in the Unknown
“What do you do when even your memories of home are fading?” Living in the Unknown, a multimedia web experience produced by Al Jazeera's immersive storytelling and media innovation studio, AJ Contrast, e…
MTV News Need to Know
MTV News’s flagship news video franchise Need to Know launched on MTV News’s Twitter feed in December of 2018 with the goal of providing a fresh, real-time perspective on the issues that matter most to G…
Mailing-it-in: The storied history of mail in voting
As the coronavirus forced the U.S. to grapple with the integrity of mail-in voting infrastructure ahead of the 2020 election, CBS News’ Face The Nation decided to inform their viewers about the history o…


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, Snapchat, and the rest of the social web.

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