3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

See below for official categories. The final entry deadline is September 20th, 2018.

The 11th Annual Shorty Awards will open for entries on October 22nd, 2018.

From the 6th Annual Shorty Awards Best Use of Social Media for News

Over the past year the world has seen major news stories covered in real time using social media. Whether it's the Olympics, a revolution, or a natural disaster, social media brings us the news faster than ever before and helps connect us directly with primary sources through first-hand posts, photos, and videos. This award recognizes the most effective use of social media by a news organization. Submissions for both coverage of specific news events and for overall performance will be accepted. Click here to see the previous winner and nominees.


CBS This Morning: "News in 15 Seconds" on Instagram
The news is back in morning news. At "CBS This Morning" we broadcast the news in a compelling and meaningful way, leaving out the fluff. "The news is back," and that's what we strive to deliver on our social platforms. From natural disasters to politics, our "News in 15 Seconds" Instagram posts highlight one major news story of the day delivered by on...
CNN Worldwide: "This is CNN"
In 2013, CNN continued as the worldwide leader in news and information on every platform and every connected device that a user carries. With the launch of new programming like New Day and The Lead with Jake Tapper, the return of classics like, Crossfire, news events like The President’s State of The Union Address, in addition to introducing the world to ...
MarketWatch Adds New Level of Social to the Stock Market With “Earnings Wall"
The amount of valuable social content surrounding the stock market is rapidly increasing. Dow Jones MarketWatch capitalized on this opportunity by exploring the intersection between social media and the stock market with the launch of Earnings Wall, a social hub for readers to follow and discuss noteworthy earnings reports. Powered by Livefyre, the intera...
NBC News Social Media
NBC News offers a collection of powerful brands that deliver compelling, diverse, and engaging stories across all platforms. The social media team works with the broadcast and digital groups to provide comprehensive coverage directly to users across platforms, integrating the reach of television and digital with the power of social to engage audiences and...
The News In Your Pocket
Anyone across the globe can report, photograph or shoot video news. Yet the art of story telling has never been more relevant or important. NowThis News fills the gap between user generated content and network reporting. We are irreverent, creative and concise. We are mobile, social, video. NowThis News is able to craft original content tailored to a...
The Weather Channel Names Winter Storms
One of the most important products at The Weather Channel is its severe weather coverage, therefore it’s crucial that we employ the most effective means to convey information to our audiences across all screens – TV, online at weather.com and wunderground.com, mobile and tablet. In October 2012, The Weather Channel announced that it would enhance that pro...
TheStreet Social Media
Social media at TheStreet is comprised of a unique combination of images and text. Using the four major social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Google + and Linkedin), TheStreet provides up-to-the-minute financial news and actionable advice. With nearly 600,000 followers across all social media channels, TheStreet reaches an international audience 24 h...

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, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitch, Musical.ly, and the rest of the social web.

The Shorty Social Good Awards will be held November 15, 2018 in New York City