9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

All finalists have been announced, stay tuned for more updates about the 9th Annual Shorty Awards on April 23, 2017

Brands & Organizations

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media channels, campaigns, websites and applications.


While everyone claims that print newspapers are dying, journalism is more alive than ever on social media, with writers and reporters taking to Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and any other platform they can to reach readers 24/7. The news doesn’t stop, and neither do our nominees, who have accomplished newsworthy things themselves this year.

Are you a news organization proud of your work on social? Enter to win the Best in News Shorty Award.


Al Roker
For the past 20 years, America has woken up to Al Roker’s weather forecast on the Today show and laughed along with his cheery antics. Al is the loveable and trusted sidekick to an ever-changing mornin...
Andrew Kaczynski
He made waves this year after taking his entire KFILE investigative reporting team from BuzzFeed to CNN in the heat of the election, Andrew Kaczynski is also one of the most hilariously forthcoming peo...
Jacqui Cheng
Chicago-based journalist Jacqui Cheng is the editor-in-chief of The Wirecutter and The Sweethome, two online solutions for tech shoppers that list and review the latest home gear. When she’s not tellin...
Jorge Ramos
In times of political unrest, it’s journalists like Univision’s Jorge Ramos that speak for those who might not have as loud of a voice. Newsweek, People, and TIME have all listed him as one of the most...
Lauren Duca
Teen Vogue writer and Twitter star Lauren Duca had a big year. First of all, she got married. Beyond that, she spent a lot of time dismantling the white supremacist patriarchy. It’s hard out there for ...
Tre'vell Anderson
Tre’vell Anderson covers Hollywood life for The Los Angeles Times through the lens of the black and queer communities. As a self-described “Collard Greens and Cornbread fem(me)inist,” Tre’vell prides h...


Ari Shapiro
All things considered… Ari Shapiro is one of today’s great journalists. As a host of NPR’s flagship drive-time news show All Things Considered, Ari covers the news, comments on current events, intervie...
Daniel Victor
What’s in a word? New York Times reporter Daniel Victor’s recent social media fame, that’s what. Daniel wrote a one-word article that Twitter lost its collective mind over, answering the age-old questi...
Danyel Smith
Danyel Smith says she is “just trying to be me / doin’ what i gotta do,” while also writing and editing the online culture sections for both ESPN and The Undefeated. Besides being the first African-Ame...
Ezra Klein
Ezra Klein’s career is the dream of any journalistic blogger. He started writing independently, only to be picked up by MSNBC and Bloomberg News simultaneously, then moved on to run the “Wonkblog” for ...
Michael Ausiello
Michael Ausiello is the founder and editor-in-chief of TVLine.com where he rewinds, reviews, and ranks today’s hottest television shows. From reality episodes to the latest series streaming on Netflix,...
Murtaza Hussain
Brooklyn-based journalist and “Habitual line stepper” Murtaza Hussain is a political commentator for The Intercept, embodying the online publication’s dedication to “producing fearless, adversarial jou...

About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The 9th Annual Shorty Awards will be held April 23, 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.