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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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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momsatwork

@momsatwork

I nominate @momsatwork for a Shorty Award in #news because they quickly grasped the power of Twitter and they use it for good.

I nominate @momsatwork for a Shorty Award in #news because... they rock!

I nominate @momsatwork for a Shorty Award in #news because...of their honest discussion about modern era motherhood

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happytweets

@happytweets

I nominate @happytweets for a Shorty Award in #news because they keep me smiling

I nominate @happytweets for a Shorty Award in #news because...I want some happy news right about now and they do it!

I nominate @happytweets for a Shorty Award in #news because happytweets thinks it does a great job spreading happy news.

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guykawasaki

@guykawasaki

I vote for @guykawasaki in the Shorty Awards Finals for #business because he's a good man to have in your social web corner ;)

I vote for @guykawasaki in the Shorty Awards Finals for #business because...he follows his followers back

I vote for @guykawasaki in the Shorty Awards Finals for #business

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iptib

@iptib

I nominate @iptib for a Shorty Award in #news because...always keeps me up to date on Apple news

I nominate @iptib for a Shorty Award in #tech because...iPhone rules and Scott knows it best

I nominate @iptib for a Shorty Award in #tech because he consistently has great iPhone info and reviews.

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mashable

@mashable

@shortyawards nominate @mashable for a#socialmedia Shorty Awards because its very informative and up to date

I nominate @mashable for a Shorty Award in #news for its diverse reporting.

I nominate @mashable for a Shorty Award in #socialmedia because he consistently delivers valuable content.

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journalismnews

@journalismnews

I nominate @journalismnews for Shorty Award in #news. They consistently provide outstanding coverage of the news industry.

Please nominate @journalismnews in #news @shortyawards: http://www.shortyawards.com !

@journalismnews has been nominated for an award in the #news category @shortyawards: http://www.shortyawards.com - please vote for us!

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PhillyD

@PhillyD

I vote for @PhillyD in the Shorty Awards Finals for #entertainment because... this dude knows shit.

I vote for @PhillyD in the Shorty Awards Finals for #entertainment because... he a nice person

I vote for @PhillyD in the Shorty Awards Finals for #entertainment because...because I want to be allowed in Kansas!

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journchat

@journchat

I nominate @journchat for a Shorty Award in #socialmedia for starting a great #journchat conversation

I nominate @journchat for a Shorty Award in #business because it has inspired honest and meaningful industry discussions.

I nominate @journchat for a Shorty Award in #news because it's cool and my friends are there.

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timoreilly

@timoreilly

I nominate @timoreilly in category #publishing because that is what he does!

I nominate @timoreilly for a Shorty Award in #tech because...his tweets on technology are really worth reading. Always.

I nominate @timoreilly for a Shorty Award in #news because the informative tweets.

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bytesandrock

@bytesandrock

I nominate @bytesandrock for a Shorty Award in #news because they're the best!

I nominate @bytesandrock for a Shorty Award in #news because they rocks.

I nominate @bytesandrock for a Shorty Award in #news because this weones are the best

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BakitWhy

@BakitWhy

I nominate @BakitWhy for a Shorty Award in #news because they let me know what's going on in the Pil-Am community. ???????????

I nominate @BakitWhy for a Shorty Award in #news because they let me know what's going on in the Pil-Am community.

I nominate @BakitWhy for a Shorty Award in #news because they let me know what's going on in the Pil-Am community.

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MissRFTC

@MissRFTC

I nominate @MissRFTC in category #personal for much the same reason. :-)

I nominate @MissRFTC in category #humor as, even ignoring That Tweet, she has the most entertaining Twitter stream ever.

I nominate @MissRFTC for a Shorty Award in #socialmedia because...She rocks while LA rocks.

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maddow

@maddow

I recommend @maddow in the Shorty Award category #politics because she is astoundingly awesome.

I vote for @maddow in the Shorty Awards for #news cause she's wicket smaht, funny, and right. She should have made ur finals.

I vote for @maddow in the Shorty Awards Finals for #news because she keeps me in the know.

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bbstudiosnews

@bbstudiosnews

I nominate @bbstudiosnews for a Shorty Award in #news because... They report the secound they update

I nominate @bbstudiosnews for a Shorty Award in #news because... They report the secound they update

I nominate @bbstudiosnews for a Shorty Award in #news because... They report the secound they update

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peggyolson

@peggyolson

I vote for @peggyolson in the Shorty Awards Finals for #advertising because she puts the sterling in Sterling Cooper.

I vote for @peggyolson in the Shorty Awards Finals for #advertising because meow, meow, meow, meow, etc.

I vote for @peggyolson in the Shorty Awards Finals for #advertising because Peggy Rocks, Dammit!

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notengoidea

@notengoidea

I nominate @notengoidea for a Shorty Award in #news because i hate the heat

I nominate @notengoidea for a Shorty Award in #news because I rule that "thing" B)

I nominate @notengoidea for a Shorty Award in #news because it's the best fucking site evah, blessed by Alá himself :D

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dryerbuzz

@dryerbuzz

I nominate @dryerbuzz for a Shorty Award in #news i really liked the Bernie Mac coverage of his passing they should get a ...

I nominate @dryerbuzz for a Shorty Award in #news i really like what i have learned following @dryerbuzz and @sistory

I nominate @dryerbuzz for a Shorty Award in #news because they give me the buzzzz

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NixTheNews

@NixTheNews

I nominate @NixTheNews for a Shorty Award in #humor because... he always looks so happy.

I nominate @NixTheNews for a Shorty Award in #humor because...his site ROCKS!!! Go Play HANGMAN!

I nominate @NixTheNews for a Shorty Award in #humor because his news humor :)

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rtppt

@rtppt

I nominate @rtppt for a Shorty Award in #news as they are the Portuguese TV station with the best net presence (inc. twitter)!

I nominate @rtppt for a Shorty Award in #news because... em Portugal Informação TV = RTP

I nominate @rtppt for a Shorty Award in #news because... it represent the portuguese news on tweeter better!

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billt

@billt

@shortyawards #news @billt because he knows his stuff and can communicate it well

I nominate @billt for a Shorty Award in #news because he feeds me loads of it and it's tasty stuff.

@shortyawards #news @billt because he is always on the button

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somecanuckchick

@somecanuckchick

I nominate @somecanuckchick in #quotes for her direct quotes from Canadian newsmakers and politicians, etc.!

I nominate @somecanuckchick in #unsunghero for her Canadian #politics and #prorogation tweets!

I nominate @somecanuckchick in #canada because she keeps her finger on the pulse of all things canuck!

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portugaldiario

@portugaldiario

For the @shortyawards #news @portugaldiario because it is the best paper on the web. love it

@shortyawards #news @portugaldiario because its great for breaking news, for in-depth reports and for social and political stories

@shortyawards #news @portugaldiario because it's one of the most reliable sources for news in Portugal

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andersoncooper

@andersoncooper

I nominate @andersoncooper for a Shorty Award in #news because...he's cute and a twittersnob

I nominate @andersoncooper for a Shorty Award in #news because... Good updates with stories, and he doesn't flood.

I nominate @andersoncooper for a Shorty Award in #humor because his short-and-infrequent tweets crack me up!

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thecomicprojec

@thecomicprojec

mumbainewss - twitter: @shortyawards I nominate @thecomicprojec for a Shorty Award in #news for his work during .. http://tinyurl.com/5r7vre

I nominate @thecomicprojec for a Shorty Award in #news for his work during the #Mumbai crisis: @sh.. http://tinyurl.com/5ospk9

I nominate @thecomicprojec for a Shorty Award in #news for his work during the #Mumbai crisis

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