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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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!

52

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

53

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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thefix

@thefix

I vote for @thefix in the Shorty Awards Finals for #politics because always timely and witty- my fav tweet!

I vote for @thefix in the Shorty Awards Finals for #politics because...I'm a political junkie.

I vote for @thefix in the Shorty Awards Finals for #politics because...the fix rocks!!!!

55

derushaj

@derushaj

I nominate @derushaj for a Shorty Award in #news because following him on Twitter gives me the inside scoop!

I nominate @derushaj for a Shorty Award in #news #humor for his integration of Twitter & Good Question and for making me l

56

oknox

@oknox

I nominate @oknox in category #news because 120 characters is the ideal pool report length -anamariecox

I nominate @oknox in category #news because 120 characters is the ideal pool report length

57

twot

@twot

Retweeting @shortyawards: @twot, you were nominated by @saucer for a #news Shorty Award http://bit.ly/VQqL Thanks for all the props saucer!

I nominate @twot for a Shorty Award in #news because I get more timely, cool tips from her than from just about anywhere else.

@shortyawards oops, malformed nomination. @twot #humor (does that work now?)

58

malburns

@malburns

I nominate @malburns in category #virtualworlds because he has the best VW news in the twitterverse

I nominate @malburns for a Shorty Award in #news because he's the most prolific and concise source on Twitter

I nominate @malburns for a Shorty Award in #news because I get much of my info about Virtual Worlds from his tweets.

59

labellagorda

@labellagorda

arjunghosh - twitter: @shortyawards I nominate @labellagorda for a Shorty Award in #news as she did a fine job d.. http://tinyurl.com/6rqkxw

I nominate @labellagorda for a Shorty Award in #news as she did a fine job during #mumbai blasts

60

Boiseweekly

@Boiseweekly

I nominate @Boiseweekly for a shorty award in #entertainment because their desperation entertains me.

I nominate @Boiseweekly for a Shorty Award in #news because... they have the BEST EDITOR (is that better Rachel?)

I nominate @Boiseweekly for a Shorty Award in #politics because... They keep me informed

61

rachelsklar

@rachelsklar

I nominate @rachelsklar for a Shorty Award in #politics because she re-wrote "American Pie" at the DNC, duh. She is

I nominate @rachelsklar for a Shorty Award in #politics because she's the real deal, McNeil

I nominate @rachelsklar for a Shorty Award in #politics because she smells like teen spirit.

62

jdickerson

@jdickerson

Self-pimp line kept open 4 senate bids & shoe throwing journalist saboteur or sabot auteur? @ShortyAwardS @jdickerson! #WORDPLAY

I nominate @jdickerson in category #news because he Tweet-broke the O'Reilly-shoved-an-Obama-staffer story -anamariecox

I nominate @jdickerson in category #news because he Tweet-broke the O'Reilly-shoved-an-Obama-staffer story

63

foxnews

@foxnews

I nominate @foxnews for a Shorty Award in #news because it is fair and balanced news reporting!

I nominate @foxnews for a Shorty Award in #news because...they provide fair

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newser

@newser

I nominate @newser for a Shorty Award in #news because it tells me what i need to know quickly.

I nominate @newser for a Shorty Award in #news because Newser rocks in the visualization of the news.

65

jayrosen_nyu

@jayrosen_nyu

I nominate @jayrosen_nyu for a Shorty Award in #journalism AND #academia for his insight and analysis into the medium

@ShortyAwardS @jayrosen_nyu for #News; I idolize & aspire to his curmudgeony, gothamite goodness. Also, #Detroit press tweets.

I nominate @jayrosen_nyu in #journalism and/or #media for constantly insightful and thought-provoking comments on the media

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JOHNABYRNE

@JOHNABYRNE

I nominate @JOHNABYRNE for a Shorty Award in #news because his posts about what's about to be news on BusinessWeek.com are ...

I nominate @JOHNABYRNE for a Shorty Award in #business because he's one of the few who coves biz in print, podcast and twitter

@shortyawards pls accept nomination of @JOHNABYRNE for #business honors. Leading by example, and 32 BW writers/editors on Twitter.

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QueenofSpain

@QueenofSpain

I nominate @QueenofSpain for #politics because her political blogging inspires and engages

I nominate @QueenofSpain for #politics #women for staying tru and rallying for everyone on every issue that is important.

I nominate @QueenofSpain in category #politics because she's debatable.

68

mastermaq

@mastermaq

I nominate @mastermaq for a Shorty Award in #blogging because his posts are always informative and entertaining

I nominate @mastermaq for a Shorty Award in #news because...he's one of the few "go-to" guys for Edmonton

I nominate @mastermaq for a Shorty Award in #news because... does a good job informing us about what's happening in Edmonton.

69

ilicco

@ilicco

I nominate @ilicco for a Shorty Award in #news - he's intelligently guiding the worlds leading intelligent information source

I nominate @ilicco for a Shorty Award in #news because... That's what he does.

70

lstexasnews

@lstexasnews

Nominate @lstexasnews for a @shortyawards under the #news category (sorry forgot the s in shortyawards the first tweet)

I nominate @lstexasnews for a #news Shorty Award

71

CST_thefixer

@CST_thefixer

I nominate @CST_thefixer for a Shorty Award in #Consumernews because she's a great reporter who knows how to help consumers...

I nominate @CST_thefixer for a Shorty Award in #news because...her updates are useful, timely, and sometimes very humorous!

I would like to nominate @CST_thefixer for a #journalism award for being a great source of information

72

TheSquare

@TheSquare

I nominate @TheSquare for a Shorty Award in #news because @TheSquare is the kind of news program I want to watch.

I also want to nominate @TheSquare for great interactive #news! Come on folks, let's get the producer on the list too! :)

73

eni_kao

@eni_kao

I nominate @eni_kao for a Shorty Award in #news because of a sarcastic view on current news

I nominate @eni_kao for a Shorty Award in #news because he tweets often, and is pertinent.

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tvamy

@tvamy

I nominate @tvamy in category #news because she gives 100% all the time, is always ahead of the curve in tech and really cares

I nominate @tvamy for a Shorty Award in #news because...her TV broadcasts, blog, and tweets rock Upstate South Carolina!

I nominate @tvamy for a Shorty Award in #socialmedia because... she keeps Upstate South Carolina up to date with local news!

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dingman

@dingman

I recommend @dingman in the Shorty Award category #google because I write everything about Google :)

I nominate @dingman for Shorty Award in #news because...you should do it too.

I nominate @dingman for a Shorty Award in #news because...you should do it too!!

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