The 14th Annual Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. The current season is now closed.

News & Media

This award honors the most effective and creative use of social media or digital to disseminate news and information. Submissions for both coverage of specific news events and for overall performance will be accepted.

See previous winners and honorees here.
AJEnglish on Twitter
In another year of an historic pandemic, 2021 remained an extraordinary time for news. Our presence…
Al Jazeera Digital Newsroom - Remote Teams
During 2020 & 2021 being able to manage a remote team effectively has probably become the most impo…
Al Jazeera EJAZ
Al Jazeera Arabic Digital Newsroom believes that the social media impact on journalism is crystal c…
Al Jazeera English Online
The first bit of big news for 2021 arrived early, with the Capitol riot in Washington, an event see…
Alhurra Investigates--Lebanon's Illegal Emigration
It has been well-reported of Lebanon’s historic economic and political collapse over the past two y…
Charting the path to the next normal
The goal was to boost engagement by providing digestible insights in a visually compelling manne…
China Exodus
From 2010-2020, U.N. Refugee Agency reported a consistent increase in the number of asylum-seekers …
Cuppa TPG
With travelling put on hold through much of 2021, it became more important than ever to stay connec…
Get NYC vaccinated!
Epicenter-NYC may be small, but its impact among the communities we serve has changed lives and eve…
Inaccessible Cities
Inaccessible Cities is an interactive web experience that offers an intimate look into the lives of…
Insider's Decoded Series
"Decoded" is a series we launched in 2021, in which we report a story by breaking down the symbols …
Living Your Dream
To inform audiences about this remarkable story of a women who overcame obstacles and lived her dre…
MTV News Need To Know
Dometi Pongo and Yoonj Kim are the faces of MTV News’s flagship video series “Need to Know.” Their …
Narcity Media for Best in News & Media
As a leading local news publisher in Canada, Narcity Media and specifically our Narcity Canada soci…
NowThis
NowThis has a singular mission: to make news engaging and relevant for young adults by humanizing o…
Oh My World with Hagar Chemali
Oh My World is a world news and political satire brand that has two missions: 1) to deliver world s…
Palestine: Between Farewells and the Right to Return
AJ+ Arabi is a digital channel dedicated to holding power to account and amplifying the voices of m…
Start Here
In the vast, fast-paced world of international news, having a trusted source to explain the big sto…
TYT: Building Hope
Every day TYT delivers timely news and progressive commentary on all the day’s most important stori…
The Return of Gilgamesh's Tablet to Iraq
This digital video report tracks the journey of a portion of the Epic Gilgamesh, that was looted fr…
UN News
Improve the information architecture and content hierarchy for content elements on the UN News h…