The #Journalist Shorty Award

The most popular journalists in the world live and breathe social platforms and must be on Twitter to stay relevant, research stories and share breaking news. These journalists let their audience know real-time answers to real-world questions while speaking in a relevant and honest voice through Facebook, Twitter, Storify and more. Nominate your favorite #Journalist.

Nominees must be verified journalists listed on Muck Rack to be eligible for this category. Votes for other twitter accounts will not be counted. Click here to submit for verification.

Muck Rack is a leading community for journalists on social media. The recently launched Muck Rack Pro helps journalists connect with each other and helps public relations people find journalists, all using data from the social web to make connections more relevant.

The winner will be selected based upon the number of nominations they’ve received, the impact and creativity of their tweets, and the level of innovation in their use of social media as judged by the Shorty Awards Real-Time Academy. Only those who have been verified as a journalist by Muck Rack are eligible for this Award. If you’re a news organization looking for recognition for your use of social media enter the Shorty Industry Award for News here.

Journalist Shorty Award Leaders

See the winners of the 5th Annual Shorty Awards →

1st

Ben Swann

Ben Swann

Producer and Host of Reality Check, Anchor at Fox 19. Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed. Everything else is public relations.

2nd

Amber Lyon

Amber Lyon

3x Emmy Award & Edward R. Murrow Award-Winning Investigative Journalist. 'Well-behaved women seldom make history'.Hacktivists, Human & Animal Rts, Revolutions

3rd

Tim Pool

Tim Pool

TIME 100 nominee, Tech Developer, Mobile Journalist, Social Media Person | Contact: Tim@Timcast.tv | Tweets are not endorsements

4th

Kate Russell

Kate Russell

Tech reporter @BBCClick website diva & author Working the Cloud. More at http://katerussell.co.uk *WARNING by following me you might end up on TV occasionally*

5th

Carol Rosenberg

Carol Rosenberg

Reporting from and about Guantánamo, the place, policy, people, war court for The Miami Herald, a McClatchy newspaper.

6th

Heidi N. Moore

Heidi N. Moore

Handmaiden to capitalism. Nosy reporter, benevolent meddler, promoter of puppies. @GuardianUS Finance and economics editor. @WSJ alum. Get off my lawn. Hi.

7th

Anna Therese Day

Anna Therese Day

Independent journalist covering the Arab World in upheaval and conflict in Israel/Palestine

8th

Stanley Roberts

Stanley Roberts

KRON 4 News reporter and creator of critically acclaimed People Behaving Badly Segment that airs daily #peoplebehavingbadly My Tweets are not an endorsement.

9th

Mustafa Kazemi

Mustafa Kazemi

War Correspondent, covering Afghanistan war in real time. Former Army Lieutenant (2x WIA).

10th

Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper

Personal tweets by Anderson Cooper. Anchor of @AC360, weeknights at 8p/ET & 10p/ET on @CNN and daytime talk show host of @AndersonLive, airing weekdays.

10th
(tie)

Steve Herman

Steve Herman

Voice of America bureau chief/correspondent covering the Korean peninsula & Japan. President, Seoul Foreign Correspondents' Club. M.A., Public Diplomacy

11th

Mujib Mashal

Mujib Mashal

Freelance journalist, covering Afghanistan | Written for TIME, NYT, Al Jazeera English, CNN, Newsweek and others http://muckrack.com/MujMash/portfolio

12th

Alky-Me

Alky-Me

Journalist & Dorkwad extraordinaire. Batshit crazy. I also do all my own stunts when I'm not writing for the best damned sites on the web!

13th

Andrew Kaczynski

Andrew Kaczynski

Reporter for @BuzzFeed Politics. I also like cats. RTs≠Endorsements. Send tips to Andrew@BuzzFeed.com

14th

Brian A. Hernandez

Brian A. Hernandez

At @Mashable, I write about social media and entertainment. I dig social TV, business, music, innovation and smiles. *Make friends with change.* BAH-boom!

15th

Azmat Khan

Azmat Khan

Digital producer & reporter @FrontlinePBS, working to fuse righteous journalism & innovative storytelling. Proud feminist. http://azmatzahra.tumblr.com/

16th

cher calvin

cher calvin

KTLA 5 News Anchor 6PM & 10PM PST streaming live at 6P & 10P on http://www.ktla.com Welcome to the #TwitterCrew

17th

Scott Kleinberg

Scott Kleinberg

Social media editor, Chicago Tribune/Tribune Media Group. Columnist, #30SecSocial video star, instagram312 founder, journalist, photographer, Apple expert.

18th

Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald

Columnist & blogger for the Guardian (http://is.gd/WWjIKY) - author, With Liberty and Justice for Some - dog/animal fanatic

18th
(tie)

Alison Young

Alison Young

Reporter on USA TODAY's investigative team, writing about health, environment and consumer issues. Board member of @IRE_NICAR.