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 →

19th

Anthony De Rosa

Anthony De Rosa

Reuters columnist, social media editor, host of @ReutersTV Tech Tonic. Adjunct journalism professor at NYU. anthony.derosa@thomsonreuters.com / (678)-HEY-SOUP

19th
(tie)

Nicholas Kristof

Nicholas Kristof

New York Times columnist, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, co-author @Half the Sky, http://www.facebook.com/kristof

20th

Sara Morrison

Sara Morrison

75% Awesome. Assistant editor @CJR. Former #rollerderby girl. Mouthy broad. Often angry, usually ridiculous. saramorrison[at]http://gmail.com

21st

Rachel Maddow MSNBC

Rachel Maddow MSNBC

I see political people... (Retweets do not imply endorsement.)

21st
(tie)

West Wing Reports

West Wing Reports

Independent White House journalist. Paul's bio: 5 yrs Moscow, 5 yrs network TV, 5 yrs Wall St.; foreign correspondent, early stage VC. 53 countries & counting.

21st
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Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan

'One day you're the cock of the walk, the next a feather duster.'

21st
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Lauren Tara LaCapra

Lauren Tara LaCapra

why do you want to tell everyone your business? -- grandma

21st
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Sarah Nadav

Sarah Nadav

CEO of BUKIT, disrupting debt, I write for the Jerusalem Post & Bitrebels. Currently off pirating the economy #yourwelcome

21st
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Michelle Li

Michelle Li

Emmy and Murrow winner, Evening news anchor, @GoogleTV Ambassador, Google Plus Host, @SayItSocial Blogger, Interactive Journalist http://t.co/A4aYtca5

21st
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Tony Merevick

Tony Merevick

Editor-in-chief and co-founder at the @ChicagoPhoenix. Young #LGBT #media entrepreneur, #coffee fiend and #bourbon sipper.

22nd

Ann Curry

Ann Curry

Journalism is an act of faith in the future.

22nd
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John C Abell

John C Abell

Tech Columnist & Critic, Reuters • Contributing Editor, LinkedIn • ex-Wired

22nd
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Hal Eisner

Hal Eisner

FOX 11 News Reporter

22nd
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Madelyn Burke

Madelyn Burke

LA Clippers Reporter, hired gun, 5'10 & almost always wearing heels (you asked!) Represented by @DebSpander

23rd

Craig Kanalley

Craig Kanalley

@HuffingtonPost senior editor, big news + live events. Into tech/journalism, hockey, Yankees, genealogy. Part Canadian. Born/raised Buffalo, NY. Happy 2013!

23rd
(tie)

Lauren Young

Lauren Young

I don't ask a lot of questions. I demand a lot of answers. I'm the wealth editor at Thomson Reuters and host of Money Clip. Any views expressed are my own.

23rd
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Jake Beckman

Jake Beckman

I think out loud.

23rd
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Jim Roberts

Jim Roberts

Jim Roberts is an assistant managing editor of The New York Times.

23rd
(tie)

Matt Taibbi

Matt Taibbi

Contributing Editor for Rolling Stone; author of the Great Derangement and Griftopia.

24th

Jason Leopold

Jason Leopold

Lead Investigative Reporter @Truthout. FOIA terrorist. Read my new ebook: The Other Abu Zubaidah. Author of the national bestseller, News Junkie. Tweets=mine.