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 →

24th

Mark Colvin

Mark Colvin

Presenter of PM & Friday Late, ABC Radio. Lifetime Lance-Corporal in the Awkward Squad.

24th
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Mike Butcher

Mike Butcher

European Editor, @TechCrunch | Co-founder/Adviser, @TechHub | Adviser, @Coadec | WEF Media Leader | http://t.co/OfZdufxE | http://t.co/m99PgeIn

24th
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Nikki Burdine

Nikki Burdine

Weekend anchor/reporter for @LEX18News. Moved to KY via #DMV. Tennessean, @RTDNA blogger. Loves: SEC football, @FashionforPaws, VOLunteering. RTs ≠ agreement.

24th
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Suzanne Yada

Suzanne Yada

Senior web producer & journo-geek for @CIRonline • syada@cironline.org • RT ≠ endorse • Will show you where to look among the garbage and the flowers. Fellas.

24th
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Robert Kovacik

Robert Kovacik

Anchor and Reporter, NBC Los Angeles. Find me on Facebook @RobertNBCLA too. Follows and retweets are not endorsements. Tweets to me may end up on TV or online

24th
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John Stossel

John Stossel

GIVE ME A BREAK! John Stossel is the host of STOSSEL which airs Thursdays @ 9pm EST on the Fox Business Network.

25th

Rory Cellan-Jones

Rory Cellan-Jones

The BBC's technology correspondent. This is my personal profile - if you don't like the dog etc go to @BBCRoryCJ

25th
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Andy Carvin

Andy Carvin

Senior strategist at NPR. Real-time informational DJ and occasional journalist, but not a social media guru. Author of the new book, Distant Witness. Proud dad.

25th
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Harry McCracken

Harry McCracken

TIME technology scribe. Technologizer founder. Boy journalist. Bon vivant.

25th
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Alex Wilhelm

Alex Wilhelm

Business & Political Editor @TheNextWeb. Email: alex@thenextweb.com.

25th
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Amy Wood

Amy Wood

S.C based Interactive Anchor & Social Media/ Social TV Instigator. #Inside7 #7Reax @tvamyfavs @igniteyounow @wuyall -- NEW? http://ow.ly/dSzGq

25th
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Jake Tapper

Jake Tapper

CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent. Dissecting my tweets with Talmudic meticulousness will result in wrong conclusions. RTs do not = endorsement.

25th
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Chris Geidner

Chris Geidner

@BuzzFeed senior political & legal reporter. LGBT issues & more. NLGJA & GLAAD awards winner. Law Dork. Living the dream. Email me: chris.geidner@buzzfeed.co

25th
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daveweigel

daveweigel

Slate political reporter and MSNBC contributor. daveweigel@gmail.com, 202-261-2848.

25th
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Ellen McGirt

Ellen McGirt

I write for Fast Company. Agonizing over my first novel. I fly-fish, I wander around, I love. My tweets, like my soul, are mine. Also, #ImWithTheLeague

25th
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Joe Scarborough

Joe Scarborough

Conservatism takes into account reality. --William F. Buckley

25th
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David Corn

David Corn

DC editor of Mother Jones, MSNBC analyst & author of the new book, SHOWDOWN: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor & the Tea Party

25th
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Brian Stelter

Brian Stelter

I report on TV & media for The New York Times. I'm working on a book about morning TV. For Q's and news tips: bstelter@gmail.com | 212-556-4668 | 240-793-2483

25th
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Caitlin Moran

Caitlin Moran

Writing the fuck out of shit since 1992.

25th
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rolandsmartin

rolandsmartin

Martin is an analyst for TV One, CNN; and the Tom Joyner Morning Show