Enter the 14th Annual Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. See categories below. The regular entry deadline is on February 10th, 2022.

From the 7th Annual Shorty Awards Best in News

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.

Click here to see the previous winner and nominees.

Nominees

#CNNElection: 2014 Midterm Election Social Coverage
With sharable graphics calling the races in real-time, video clips, Vines, cartoons, maps, chats, streaming webcasts and interactive content, CNN had a giant, unparalleled footprint on social media during the 2014 Midterm Election.While the majority of TV networks simply announced race results in text-based tweets, CNN's Twitter, Facebook and Instagram acco…
CBS This Morning's Milestone Year in Social Media
"The news is back in morning news," and 2014 was a milestone year for CBS This Morning's social media presence as a national morning news broadcast. Through social campaigns and strategic partnerships, the broadcast reached 1 million Facebook likes, launched a Pandora radio station and amped Gayle King's social media presence to the point of being crowned b…
Chicago Sun-Times social media
To get the news to our readers wherever they are ­­– and to get it there first.To build trust with those readers.To tell those stories fully across mediums.And, let's be honest, to get those clicks back to our website.Those are our objectives for social media at the Chicago Sun-Times.That's what we set out to do over the past year, particularly on Twitter a…
Ferguson under fire: CNN Social Report
Ferguson had been a trending topic across the U.S. and internationally for months following the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. CNN covered the events in Ferguson across social media for the days and months leading up to the biggest breaking news of the story – the night of November 24, 2014. As a multi-platform organization, CNN had hours of breaki…
Independent Voter Network (IVN News)
The Independent Voter Network is a non-partisan, non-profit platform for unfiltered political news and policy analysis from independent-minded authors. IVN believes that traditional media, in large part, has encouraged the polarization of our political process by sensationalizing headlines and reducing the dialogue to a "left v. right" mentality.To encourag…
NowThis: Social News In 2014
NowThis is the first true socially distributed media company. We live where our audience lives—on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Vine, Tumblr and more. We cover the biggest tech, political, international, entertainment and viral news of the day and share it in 6 to 90 second clips, GIFs, Vines, Instagrams, and Snaps that are also shared on our Facebook and Tw…
PRI’s The World: Connecting US listeners to a global conversation
Social media has become an extension of the voice of The World, a weekday public radio program hosted by Marco Werman. The program's newsroom is dialed into social media across every step of the reporting process, using multiple platforms to identify, verify, and source our daily reporting. The World's official social media accounts work to amplify and assi…
Social coverage of 2014 Venezuelan Crisis
CNN en Español led one of the most successful social media news coverages to date during the Venezuelan protests between February and April 2014. Our goal was to keep our audience informed on the critical situation in Venezuela, where the government had a tight grip of media and even threatened to expel CNN from the country. Using Twitter, Facebook, Google …
TechCrunch
TechCrunch is the number one guide for all things tech, and the publication of record for Silicon Valley. From breaking technology news to industry analysis, TechCrunch in the leader in news for the technology and startup scene. TechCrunch's event, Disrupt, is one of the most anticipated technology conferences of the year, and it is home to the Startup Batt…
The Deal Twitter
In short(y), The Deal's Twitter strategy is to present our deal analysis and newsroom interaction with social media flare, whether it be a Woodward and Bernstein gif or a picture of activist investor Jeff Eberwein in a van with the A-team.
TheStreet Social Media
TheStreet's social media presence is designed to bring all of the latest investing ideas (via stories and videos from its team of reporters, analysts and contributing Wall Street pros) straight to its audience in real time. Coverage spans daily news pertaining to financial markets, the economy, industry trends, investment and financial planning. Our strateg…
Univision's Social Coverage of Executive Action on Immigration (#AccionEjecutiva)
On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced his Executive Action on immigration. This was the biggest immigration measure since 1986 and thus was news that uniquely affected and was of key interest to Univision's audience. In the days and weeks surrounding the announcement, Univision Noticias led a multiplatform effort to disseminate news and useful inf…