The year's best producers of short* politics 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 Politics Winners and Finalists

There were 5 finalists in this category.

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Top nominees in politics

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AriMelber

@AriMelber

I nominate @AriMelber for a Shorty Award in #politics for great reporting on DC's new digital age

I nom @AriMelber for Shorty Award in #politics for his excellent tweetage of election 08 online organizing & digital democ

I nominate @AriMelber for a Shorty Award in #politics because of the way he completely pwned Blakeman. That's reason enough.

27

spaceyg

@spaceyg

I nominate @spaceyg for a Shorty Award in #politics because I can and should

I nominate @spaceyg for a shorty award in #politics because she covers Dixie like the dew.

I nominate @spaceyg in category #politics because she always brings it to the table (and it's usually deep-fried).

28

michaelturk

@michaelturk

@shortyawards Yo! @michaelturk gets a nom for #politics bc i accdntly was flwr 1300 and am not triskaidekaphobic, & he is not a douche

I nominate @michaelturk in category #politics because of the Great @MattStoller Tweet-Slap Fest of 20008 -anamariecox

I nominate @michaelturk in category #politics because of the Great @MattStoller Tweet-Slap Fest of 20008

29

undiplomatic

@undiplomatic

I nominate @undiplomatic for a Shorty Award in #politics b/c no one does the intersection of foreign policy & politics bet

I nominate @undiplomatic for a Shorty Award in #politics because he takes IR very seriously

I nominate @undiplomatic for a Shorty Award in #politics because Charlie Brown rocks.

30

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

31

fitz

@fitz

I nominate @fitz in category #politics because TOLD bLago to show at work the next day like nothing happned

I nominate @fitz for a Shorty Award in #politics because he is the Obama Boy!(good idea @dantemonteverde)

I nominate @fitz for a Shorty Award in #politics because... he got Obama elected!

32

antibullshit

@antibullshit

I nominate @antibullshit for a @shortyawards in #politics

@shortyawards #politics @antibullshit would be my choice if I could have one source of political news on a desert isle.

Attn Twitter & Identi.ca followers. Trying to drum up awareness for my feed. RT if merited for @shortyawards @antibullshit in #politics

33

baratunde

@baratunde

I nominate @baratunde for a Shorty Award in #politics because you do it with elegance grace and humor.

I nominate @baratunde for a Shorty Award in #politics b/c Jack

I nominate @baratunde for a Shorty Award in #humor because he's awesome!! :)

34

tom_watson

@tom_watson

I nominate @tom_watson for a Shorty Award in #politics cus it's a brave move to get out there in the unpredictable new world

I nominate @tom_watson for a Shorty Award in #politics because he's an MP who actively promotes Social Networking tools.

@shortyawards @tom_watson for a Shorty Award in #politics because he's the only politician I know who actually understands the interwebs

35

sunlightnetwork

@sunlightnetwork

I nominate @sunlightnetwork for a Shorty Award in #politics for their advocacy of political transparency.

I nominate @sunlightnetwork for a Shorty Award in #politics because we need a transparent and responsive political process

I nominate @sunlightnetwork for a Shorty Award in #politics for their advocacy of political transparency & responsiveness.

36

BradMarston

@BradMarston

I nominate @BradMarston for a Shorty Award in #politics of blogging work done on behalf of the campaign

I nominate @BradMarston for a Shorty Award in #politics for work on http://letsgetthisright.com

I nominate @BradMarston for a Shorty Award in #politics because...Well he damned well deserves one.

37

action1106

@action1106

I nominate @action1106 in category #politics because it documents ongoing human right movement using social media from Taiwan

I nominate @action1106 in category #politics because it documents ongoing human right movement using social media from Taiwan

I nominate @action1106 in category #politics because it documents ongoing human right movements using social media from Taiwan

38

sugarjones

@sugarjones

I vote for @sugarjones in the Shorty Awards Finals for #personal because... she's Sugar Jones. :P

I vote for @sugarjones in the Shorty Awards Finals for #personal because I like the green hat!

I vote for @sugarjones in the Shorty Awards Finals for #personal because...she's sweet as sugar!

39

FakeSteveHarper

@FakeSteveHarper

I nominate @FakeSteveHarper for a Shorty Award in #politics because he obviously knows what he is talking about.

wants to nominate @FakeSteveHarper for the @shortyawards in #politics and #humour because he's frickin' high-larious.

I nominate @FakeSteveHarper for a Shorty Award in #humor because I laugh so hard, the socks are blown off my ass.

40

eunice007

@eunice007

I nominate @eunice007 for the category of #personal because she is unique and one of my TBFF

I nominate @eunice007 and @SeanMarler for a Shorty Award in #romance because it's fun watching it unfold

I nominate @eunice007 for a Shorty Award in #entertainment because she's a natural in FUN moments and she is very nice 2follow

41

michealpleahy

@michealpleahy

I nominate @michealpleahy in category #politics for creating TCOT.

I nominate @michealpleahy in category #politics for his incredibly hard work on #TCOT

42

PunditMom

@PunditMom

I nominate @PunditMom for #politics cuz she's brilliant @ giving us a mom's POV of all the political mess we live in!

I nominate @PunditMom for a Shorty Award in #politics because she is an engaged, insightful and mom-centric blogger

43

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

44

Jillmz

@Jillmz

I nominate @Jillmz in #politics #women b/c she keeps us up to date on ohio politics but most importantly women's issues.

I nominate @Jillmz for #news because she has the heart we are all looking for. 'Nuff said.

@shortyawards #politics @Jillmz because she defies categorization

45

DanWilson

@DanWilson

@shortyawards @DanWilson #Politics Because they ran a good campaign and came in 4th for President Of the USA

Retweeting: Vote for @DanWilson/@Boyzoid for #politics in the Shorty Awards. http://shortyawards.com/

46

GovMikeHuckabee

@GovMikeHuckabee

I nominate @GovMikeHuckabee for a Shorty Award in #politics because...it's time to "do the right thing."

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

47

cyn3matic

@cyn3matic

I nominate @cyn3matic #politics cuz she knows sh*t and calls politicos on theirs.

I nominate @cyn3matic for a Shorty Award in #tweetku because she's awesome and @jpippert loves her.

I nominate @cyn3matic for a Shorty Award in #politics b/c she can get current events across in 140 characters interestingly.

48

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!

49

politics

@politics

I nominate @politics for a Shorty Award in #politics because of their good writing tweets.

I nominate @politics for a Shorty Award in #politics because of all the political scoop.

50

fakejohnmccain

@fakejohnmccain

I nominate @fakejohnmccain for a Shorty Award in #humor because he gave me the phrase "Jesus Christ on a runaway speedboa

[-O] @shortyawards I nominate @fakejohnmccain for a Shorty Award in #humor because I wish he were as funny n.. http://tinyurl.com/5gjwu9

I nominate @fakejohnmccain for a Shorty Award in #humor because I wish he were as funny now as he was during the election.

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