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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thaicoup

@thaicoup

I nominate @thaicoup in #news because he/she is awesome

I nominate @thaicoup for a Shorty Award in #news because I like the Coup-O-Meter!

@thaicoup is running for a Shorty Awards www.shortyawards.com ! You can vote for us in the #news category. Yellow or Red, both can vote!

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breakingnews

@breakingnews

I nominate @breakingnews for a Shorty Award in #news because...they give a good effort at providing shortform news content

I nominate @breakingnews for a Shorty Award in #news because...they're right there, right now.

I nominate @breakingnews for a Shorty Award in #news because...they tweet good info about news as it happens

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thecomicproject

@thecomicproject

blogdiva - twitter: @shortyawards I nominate @thecomicproject for a Shorty Award in #news for his work during th.. http://tinyurl.com/5qdrlj

I nominate @thecomicproject for a Shorty Award in #news for his work during the #Mumbai crisis: @s.. http://tinyurl.com/5qdrlj

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

54

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.

55

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.

56

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.

57

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.

58

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

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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

60

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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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! :)

62

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!

63

paulbradshaw

@paulbradshaw

I nominate @paulbradshaw for a Shorty Award in #news because he creates communities so journalists.. http://tinyurl.com/6fysn6

I nominate @paulbradshaw for a Shorty Award in #news because he creates communities so journalists can learn to do the same

64

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!!

65

indigeneity

@indigeneity

I nominate @indigeneity in category #news for raising awareness of the stories affecting indigenous peoples

I nominate @indigeneity in category #news for bringing attention to social issues affecting indigenous peoples

66

huffpost

@huffpost

I nominate @huffpost for a Shorty Award in #politics because they provide all the news and views not just the popular ones.

I nominate @huffpost for a Shorty Award in #news because they are doing everything RIGHT! Please vote.

I nominate @huffpost for a Shorty Award in #news because... alert, generous, thoughtful coverage about stuff that matters.

67

MacVandaag

@MacVandaag

I nominate @MacVandaag for a Shorty Award in #news because it does what is has to do

I nominate @MacVandaag for a Shorty Award in #news because he's the expert

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blogdiva

@blogdiva

I nominate @blogdiva for a Shorty Award in #politics #culture because I am a FOCK

I nominate @blogdiva in category #politics because she usually seems to be screaming the same thing at the TV screen as I am.

I nominate @blogdiva in the category #hittin_it_with_benicio because he is BORICUA! WEPA! (how did I get sucked in to this?)

69

shahpriya

@shahpriya

I nominate @shahpriya for a Shorty Award in #news for her twittering of phone reports during the #.. http://tinyurl.com/55ds8k

I nominate @shahpriya for a Shorty Award in #news for her twittering of phone reports during the #Mumbai crisis.

70

tvnewsradio

@tvnewsradio

I nominate @tvnewsradio for a Shorty Award in #news because...they deserve it!

I nominate @tvnewsradio for a Shorty Award in #news because...tvnewsradio is your source for internet tv, news and radio. :)

71

BradStone

@BradStone

I also nominate @BradStone of NYTimes for a Shorty Award in #news for his good coverage of the Shorties http://bit.ly/nytimess

I nominate @BradStone of NY Times for a Shorty Award in #news of his good coverage of the Shorties http://bit.ly/nytimess

72

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!!!!

73

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

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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?)

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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

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