THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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.

Nominees

finalist
Al Jazeera America - The Stream
The Stream, on Al Jazeera America, is a daily news television show and online community powered by …
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 m…
CNN Worldwide: "This is CNN"
In 2013, CNN continued as the worldwide leader in news and information on every platform and every …
winner
Goodbye DOMA, Hello Marriage Equality: msnbc's Google+ Hangout series on marriage equality
In anticipation of the Supreme Court’s monumental decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop…
finalist
Guardian US: #AskSnowden and the NSA Files
In a series of stories based on top-secret National Security Agency documents leaked by former inte…
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…
NBC News Social Media
NBC News offers a collection of powerful brands that deliver compelling, diverse, and engaging stor…
The News In Your Pocket
Anyone across the globe can report, photograph or shoot video news. Yet the art of story telling h…
The Weather Channel Names Winter Storms
One of the most important products at The Weather Channel is its severe weather coverage, therefore…
TheStreet Social Media
Social media at TheStreet is comprised of a unique combination of images and text. Using the four …