The year's best producers of short* news content

*140 characters or less, on Twitter

The Shorty Awards honors the year's best content producers on Twitter.

The first annual Shorty Awards Ceremony was held on February 11, 2009. Read what the press had to say about it and watch video from the night. Get news about next year's awards and who to follow on Twitter by joining the email list, subscribing to the blog, or following @ShortyNews on Twitter.

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Shorty Awards News Winners and Finalists

There were 5 finalists in this category.

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breakingnewson

@breakingnewson

I vote for @breakingnewson in the Shorty Awards Finals for #news because they are my source of news headlines!

I vote for @breakingnewson in the Shorty Awards Finals for #news because...It's the fast way to get the breaking news!!!!!

I vote for @breakingnewson in the Shorty Awards Finals for #news because it's where I get my news

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ColonelTribune

@ColonelTribune

  • 63 nominations in #news

I vote for @ColonelTribune in the Shorty Awards Finals for #news because he's a fine journalist and an overall nice guy!

I vote for @ColonelTribune in the Shorty Awards Finals for #news because the Colonel keeps us up-to-date and entertained!

I vote for @ColonelTribune in the Shorty Awards Finals for #news because he's the best!

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jafurtado

@jafurtado

I vote for @jafurtado in the Shorty Awards Finals for #news because...i like good work

I vote for @jafurtado in the Shorty Awards Finals for #news because he is an excelent source of information.

I vote for @jafurtado in the Shorty Awards Finals for #news because... he does a good work!

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themediaisdying

@themediaisdying

I vote for @themediaisdying in the Shorty Awards Finals for #news because they rock the house

I vote for @themediaisdying in the Shorty Awards Finals for #news because they offer a valuable service!

I vote for @themediaisdying in the Shorty Awards for #news cos I think they're a valuable resource that provide useful content

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Jason_WCMH

@Jason_WCMH

I vote for @Jason_WCMH in the Shorty Awards Finals for #news because...his tweets are what brought me to twitter.

I vote for @Jason_WCMH in the Shorty Awards Finals for #news because live news is better than a bot

I vote for @Jason_WCMH in the Shorty Awards Finals for #news because he is the scanner desk God

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skydiver

@skydiver

I recommend @skydiver in the Shorty Award category #business because his HARO rocks!

I nominate @skydiver for a Shorty Award in #news because HARO is changing the news and PR worlds.

I nominate @skydiver for a Shorty Award in #business - HARO has been a game changer for ordinary folks wanting PR

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ABAJournal

@ABAJournal

I nominate @ABAJournal for a Shorty Award in #news because it provides a impressively wide range of legal news, updated often.

I nominate @ABAJournal for a Shorty Award in #news because... lawyers need news fast, and there's no faster messenger than ...

I nominate @ABAJournal for a Shorty Award in #news because it's got the best legal journalists on the planet.

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TechZulu

@TechZulu

I nominate @TechZulu in category #news because no one covers so cal tech like techZulu

I nominate @TechZulu for a Shorty Award in #news because... i like to go to the bathroom when i see them

I nominate @TechZulu in category #news because no one covers so cal tech like techZulu

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StephStricklen

@StephStricklen

  • 16 nominations in #news

I nominate @StephStricklen for a Shorty Award in #news because she supports the tech community and is making things happen.

I nominate @StephStricklen in category #news because she and the team brought me back to KGW with their Twitter-ing.

I nominate @StephStricklen and @TheSquare for a Shorty Award in #news because they totally get it. period.

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redeyechicago

@redeyechicago

I nominate @redeyechicago for a Shorty Award in #news because they've got their finger on the pulse of Chicago.

I nominate @redeyechicago for a Shorty Award in #socialmedia because the Twitter coverage is the best in Chicago.

I nominate @redeyechicago for a Shorty Award in #news because of the spot on reporting they do

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nerdiestkids

@nerdiestkids

I nominate @nerdiestkids for a Shorty Award in #news because...they give nerds the latests nerdy news!

I nominate @nerdiestkids for a Shorty Award in #news because I get all my tech news from nerdiest-kids.com

I nominate @nerdiestkids for a Shorty Award in #news because...Nerds!

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statesman

@statesman

I nominate @statesman for a Shorty Award in #news bc they use Twitter WELL - I don't zone out when they tweet!

I nominate @statesman for a Shorty Award in #news because the newspaper's interaction's on twitter seem authentic.

I nominate @statesman in #news

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theuptake

@theuptake

I nominate @theuptake for a Shorty Award in #news because they converged the media during the RNC.

I nominate @theuptake for a Shorty Award in #news because they broke ground during the #RNC using Twitter to cover protests

I nominate @theuptake for a Shorty Award in #politics because they did more/better reporting than any msm place in mn

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Jerell

@Jerell

I nominate @Jerell for a Shorty Award in #finance because...he is the smartest man i know! & he's really helpful!

@shortyawards #news @Jerell because he is always super helpful!!why read the news when there's @Jerell!

I nominate @Jerell for a Shorty Award in #news because...he asked so nicely and is so informative!

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twitribune

@twitribune

I nominate @twitribune for a Shorty Award in #news because I find this use of twitter very clever and usefull.

I nominate @twitribune for a Shorty Award in #news because there are a good source of information

I nominate @twitribune for a shorty award in #news for their fresh news

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newmediajim

@newmediajim

I nominate @newmediajim for a Shorty Award in #news because news breaks first from the man behind the camera.

I nominate @newmediajim in category #news for his reporting.

I nominate @newmediajim for a Shorty Award in #news because he takes us behind the scenes.

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averagedudes

@averagedudes

I nominate @averagedudes for a Shorty Award in #news because...they rockk

I nominate @averagedudes for a Shorty Award in #news because... JS said so!

I nominate @averagedudes for a Shorty Award in #news because they're hilarious

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sspenguin

@sspenguin

  • 10 nominations in #news

I nominate @sspenguin for a Shorty Award in #news because they really are short. FWIW, also informative - useful and witty.

I nominate @sspenguin for a Shorty Award in #news because they keep my up to date on the happenings in my hometown,

I nominate @sspenguin for a Shorty Award in #news because they just absolutely rock

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PalmettoScoop

@PalmettoScoop

I nominate @PalmettoScoop for Shorty Award in #news because they've broken news & driven coverage in SC & nationwide i

I nominate @PalmettoScoop in category #news because... they get the scoop B4 U others are in the loop!

doesn't know what a shorty award is but I nominate @PalmettoScoop for a @shortyawards in #news

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BreakingNewz

@BreakingNewz

I nominate @BreakingNewz in category #news because of their comprehensive coverage of local & global news; I'm kept curren

I nominate @BreakingNewz in #news because they had great Mumbai coverage

I nominate @BreakingNewz in category #news because i read it :D

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acarvin

@acarvin

digitalsista: @shortyawards i nominate @acarvin for #news #socialmedia b/c he was one of the original bloggers t.. http://tinyurl.com/7hhqef

I nominate @acarvin for #news #socialmedia b/c he was one of the original bloggers to bring NPR into the 2000's

@shortyawards @acarvin #news and #news because he's not just awesome breaking stories but parsing them and breaking them down

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ricksanchezcnn

@ricksanchezcnn

I nominate @ricksanchezcnn for a Shorty Award in #news because he uses twitter in his newscasts.

I nominate @ricksanchezcnn for a Shorty Award in #news because.he brought twitter to CNN.

I nominate @ricksanchezcnn for a Shorty Award in #news because he makes Twitter fun and keeps us all posting!

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rsylvester

@rsylvester

I nominate @rsylvester for a Shorty Award in #news because... its fascinating to watch local court unfold in shorthand

I nominate @rsylvester for a Shorty Award in #news because he pioneered live courtroom coverage via Twitter.

I too nominate @rsylvester for a Shorty Award in #news for what @sarahyost said.

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channel4news

@channel4news

I nominate @channel4news in category #news because they aren't the BBC. Always good to have news from another good source.

I nominate @channel4news for a Shorty Award in #news because...openness + opportunity to contribute to programme

I nominate @channel4news for a Shorty Award in #news because... it's my on the fly news source...and jon wears nice socks.

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lalorek

@lalorek

Retweeting @shortyawards @lalorek, you were nominated by @JohnHancock61 (and 8 others) for a #news Shorty Award http://bit.ly/132kb

I nominate @lalorek in category #news. Through Twitter we know what she's doing, but she actulally uses it to find stories 2

I nominate @lalorek for a Shorty Award in #news because she is interesting and topical. (Not to mention pithy!)

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