12th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The early deadline is on December 5th, 2019!

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.

From the 6th Annual Shorty Awards Journalist

The most popular journalists in the world live and breathe social platforms and must be on Twitter to stay relevant, research stories and share breaking news. These journalists let their audience know real-time answers to real-world questions while speaking in a relevant and honest voice through Facebook, Twitter, Storify and more. Nominate your favorite #Journalist.

Nominees must be verified journalists listed on Muck Rack to be eligible for this category. Votes for other twitter accounts will not be counted. Click here to submit for verification.

Muck Rack is a leading community for journalists on social media. Muck Rack Pro helps journalists connect with each other and helps public relations people find journalists, all using data from the social web to make connections more relevant.

The winner will be selected based upon the number of nominations they’ve received, the impact and creativity of their tweets, and the level of innovation in their use of social media as judged by the Shorty Awards Real-Time Academy. Only those who have been verified as a journalist by Muck Rack are eligible for this Award. The 7 nominees with the most nominations will become finalists. If you’re a news organization looking for recognition for your use of social media enter the Shorty Industry Award for News here.



Anna Therese Day
Anna Therese Day is an independent journalist based in the Middle East and North Africa. You can follow her on the ground in Syria on Twitter at @AnnaOfArabia or on Facebook at Facebook.com/AnnaThereseDay.
Ben Swann
Ben Swann is a two-time Emmy winning, investigative reporter that speaks truth to power. Alex Seitz-Wald wrote for Salon on Jan. 14, 2013, "Journalists are supposed to question official accounts and probe for hidden evidence, but does questioning the media and police’s account of the Sandy Hook massacre go too far? It’s a question worth asking i...
Jake Adelstein/中本哲史
Jake Adelstein has been an investigative journalist in Japan since 1993. Considered one of the foremost experts on organized crime in Japan, he works as a writer and consultant in Japan and the United States. He is also an advisor to NPO Lighthouse formerly Polaris Project Japan, which combats human trafficking and the exploitation of women and ...
Steve Herman
Steve Herman is a veteran broadcast correspondent who has lived in Asia continuously since 1990 and is the Voice of America's bureau chief in Bangkok, covering the Southeast Asia region. From 2010 until mid-2013, Steve was VOA's Northeast Asia bureau chief, based in Seoul, covering the Korean peninsula and Japan. Herman spent nine days, in July ...
Tim Pool
Tim Pool is an American journalist whose unique style of interactive broadcast journalism exists at the intersection of social and mainstream media. As a Producer for VICE Media, he has covered major events around the world in places such as Istanbul, Cairo, and Sao Paulo. Pool's coverage for VICE.com, as well as his groundbreaking livestream co...
cher calvin
Cher Calvin is an evening news anchor for KTLA 5 News Los Angeles. Using social media for breaking news on a local, national and global level. Keeping people informed in Los Angeles about what is happening in their community.


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 early deadline to enter the shorty awards is on thursday, DECEMBER 5TH.