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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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.

77

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

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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

79

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.

80

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

81

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.

83

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.

84

hksully

@hksully

I nominate @hksully for a Shorty Award in #news because... She's got all the bomb media news updates.

85

niubi

@niubi

I nominate @niubi for a Shorty Award in #news because i appreciate his contributions.

I nominate @niubi for a Shorty Award in #business because he is the master of linking me to where i need to go

I nominate @niubi for a Shorty Award in #finance because he knows his stuff!

86

BrianLehrer

@BrianLehrer

I nominate @BrianLehrer in #news for a great radio show and experiments in crowdsourcing

87

Philip

@Philip

I nominate @Philip DeFranco in category #news because philip allows people who dont like the news to still be updated.

88

fox40

@fox40

I nominate @fox40 for a Shorty Award in #shitonthepeople because they copy paste news and don't care about what you say.

I nominate @fox40 for a Shorty Award in #news because they're fast, accurate and deliver great news of interest!

89

petersantilli

@petersantilli

I nominate @petersantilli for a Shorty Award in #entertainment because...hes a cool person...ish lol

I nominate @petersantilli for a Shorty Award in #news because of his exclusive style in describing what happens around

I nominate @petersantilli for a Shorty Award in #personal because he is an awesome human!

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theREALdvorak

@theREALdvorak

I nominate @theREALdvorak for a Shorty Award in #finance #entertainment and #journalism he's just a wealth of information.

I nominate @theREALdvorak for a Shorty Award in #entertainment because he's got "Baditude."

I nominate @theREALdvorak for a Shorty Award in #entertainment because he's the real McCoy.

91

10TV

@10TV

I nominate @10TV for a Shorty Award in #news because... they are quick, efficicient and respond to viewers in a witty way.

92

DemocracyNow

@DemocracyNow

I nominate @DemocracyNow in the category #news because they stand-up for indepen. non-embedded media, & citizens' journalism

93

telie

@telie

I nominate @telie for a Shorty Award in #news because she has done an amazing job embracing social media at Journal Sentinel

94

lasnark

@lasnark

I nominate @lasnark for a Shorty Award in #humor because no one can do snark about Hell-A better than they can

I nominate @lasnark in category #news because this site has great info on local LA happenings

95

intifada

@intifada

I nominate @intifada for a Shorty Award in #news because he performs a needed information-providing service

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DMRegister

@DMRegister

I nominate @DMRegister for a Shorty Award in #news because they also keep everyone informed with breaking news updates.

97

sandranista

@sandranista

I nominate @sandranista for a Shorty Award in #news for her work with the TVA Coal Sludge Disaster

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whitneyhess

@whitneyhess

I recommend @whitneyhess in the Shorty Award category #design because she is a user experience rockstar

@shortyawards nominate @whitneyhess for co-founding outer-borough eating and being a great community leader #food #community #socialmedia

I nominate @whitneyhess for a Shorty Award in #food because of the outerborough eating club

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thetyee

@thetyee

I nominate @thetyee for a Shorty Award in #news because...they are the #bestof604

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christofoletti

@christofoletti

#tRT : @shortyawards I nominate @christofoletti will be the Shorty Award in #news because his coverage of Santa Cata... http://bit.ly/fu5W

I nominate @christofoletti for a Shorty Award in #news because his coverage of Santa Catarina (Brasil) flooding is awesome

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