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From the 2nd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best in News & Media

This award recognizes the most effective use of social media 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.


AJ+ is Al Jazeera's digital-only offshoot, launched in 2014 to build a new kind of media outlet for…
AccuWeather Ready
AccuWeather is the largest, most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world. Ou…
Bustle's "NSFWomen (Not Safe for Women)" Video Series
To tap into the issues millennial women care most about, Bustle debuted its first documentary serie…
Bustle's "The Bodcast"
While "Body Positivity" has become a popular buzzword among brands and publishers, it has been a co…
Charlie Foxtrot
"Charlie Foxtrot" exposes a military policy that strips service members of their benefits and veter…
Direct from Hawaii: The Fight for Land
Fusion Covers the Fight at Standing Rock
Girlboss launched earlier this year with a bold mission – to reach women who are redefining success…
finalist Grindr Launches a Digital Hub for LGBTQ+ Millennials
As the world's largest social networking app for gay, bi, curious and queer men, Grindr saw an oppo…
Social Good by Mashable
Mashable's Social Good channel provides news and resources on impact, activism, identities, and inn…
The Economist World Ocean Summit
Championing social progress has been the genetic code in The Economist's DNA since it was founded i…
The Young Turks
The mission of TYT is, "To pursue truth, drive social change, and become a digital campfire around …
Twitter, #SheInspiresMe
Inclusion and diversity are fundamental tenets of how Twitter acts as a company. One important comp…