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News Leaders - The Shorty Awards - The best producers of real-time, short form content on Twitter(You can still submit a vote for fun, but the actual contest is over)

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The Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences will use a combination of criteria to select the winner from among the finalists, including the number of votes, the reasons given in nominations, answers to the Shorty Interview (which you can still take here) and the content of the finalists' tweets.

1st

Lei Seca RJ

Lei Seca RJ
Finalist

Informações em tempo real sobre o trânsito e blitz de Lei Seca no RJ, que tanto atrapalham o trânsito e ferem nosso direito de ir e vir.
Fernando Cesar
Fernando Cesar I recommend @LeiSecaRJ in the Shorty Award category #news because...
chris montenegro
chris montenegro I recommend @LeiSecaRJ in the Shorty Award category #news because...we have the right to know anything
Danielle Galvão
Danielle Galvão I recommend @LeiSecaRJ in the Shorty Award category #news because...
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664 votes in news
10 votes in customerservice
4 votes in apps
2 votes in journalist
2 votes in nonprofit

2nd

The Diane Rehm Show

The Diane Rehm Show
Finalist

The Diane Rehm Show from NPR and WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio
Cabañas en Pucon
Cabañas en Pucon I recommend @drshow in the Shorty Award category #news because...
Evelyn Rysdyk
Evelyn Rysdyk I recommend @drshow in the Shorty Award category #news because...she asks the questions I'd love to ask the guests!
Frank Holt
Frank Holt I recommend @drshow in the Shorty Award category #news because...
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163 votes in news
1 vote in egocentric

3rd

The Coast Halifax

The Coast Halifax
Finalist

The Coast: Halifax's weekly newspaper, featuring news and arts reporting and the best listings in town.
Andrew MacKinnon
Andrew MacKinnon I recommend @TwitCoast in the Shorty Award category #news because...it is better than Bret Hart.
Wordpress Hosts
Wordpress Hosts I recommend @TwitCoast in the Shorty Award category #news because...they keep me up to date on the goings ons in Hali
Carolyn
Carolyn I recommend @TwitCoast in the Shorty Award category #news because...they keep me up to date on the goings ons in Hali
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143 votes in news
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in music

4th

SocialBlade

SocialBlade
Finalist

Home of the Top Diggers list, digg front page stats, and weekly web cast on social media Thur. @ 7pm PST/10pm EST
Gina Murphy-Darling
Gina Murphy-Darling I recommend @socialblade in the Shorty Award category #news because...they are helping me grow the Mrs. Green team!
Marta Carluci
Marta Carluci I recommend @socialblade in the Shorty Award category #news because of their enthusiastic compromise with social media
Jeff Wallace
Jeff Wallace I recommend @socialblade in the Shorty Award category #news because they cover hot topics in #socialmedia!
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148 votes in news
3 votes in socialmedia
3 votes in 15
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in humor

5th

Dino DeMilio

Dino DeMilio
Finalist

An autonomous war machine fueled by anger. A social media mercenary.
dcirish7
dcirish7 I recommend @dino101 in the Shorty Award category #news because... his is the first news I read in the morning go irish
Wordpress Hosts
Wordpress Hosts I vote for @dino101 for a Shorty Award in #news because he keeps you up to date with stuff noone else would tweet about
Caroline
Caroline I vote for @dino101 for a Shorty Award in #news because he keeps you up to date with stuff noone else would tweet about
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94 votes in news
6 votes in 1
1 vote in design

6th

Capitol Circle

Capitol Circle
Finalist

Real-time political news and opinion.
Scot MacTaggart
Scot MacTaggart I recommend @capitolcircle in the Shorty Award category #news because its source list has a velvet rope in front of it.
Peter Miron
Peter Miron I vote for @CapitolCircle for a Shorty Award in #news because of realtime political news updates.
Jason Putorti
Jason Putorti I vote for @CapitolCircle for a Shorty Award in #news because it's the fastest political news site on Earth.
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66 votes in news
2 votes in politics
1 vote in egocentric

7th

Amy Wood WSPA TV CW

Amy Wood WSPA TV CW

www.TheRibbit.com - South Carolina based Interactive Anchor WSPA News Channel 7 & WYCW's News Channel 7 at 10 with LIVE CHAT Facebook MySpace & Twitter comments
Walhalla Man
Walhalla Man I nominate @TVAmy for a Shorty Award in #news because she seems to know EVERYTHING!
Matthew Nordin
Matthew Nordin I nominate @TVAmy for a Shorty Award in #news because she understands connection between journos & people we serve.
SXHotdogs
SXHotdogs waynesutton: I nominate @TVAmy for a Shorty Award in #news because she was 1 of the 1st news/media employees to see the value in SM. h...
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53 votes in news
2 votes in journalist
1 vote in nonprofit

8th

Pete Cashmore

Pete Cashmore

The hottest Twitter news, Twitter tips and Twitter help. Plus, the best social media links around!
Eva Smith
Eva Smith I vote for @mashable for a Shorty Award in #news because they are the #1 source of news in Social Media.
Aurélio Oliveira
Aurélio Oliveira I vote for @mashable for a Shorty Award in #news because in Twitter wherever s new seems to pass through his followings
Anjali Benawra
Anjali Benawra I nominate @mashable for a Shorty Award in #news because he's the social media news king! axx
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56 votes in news
15 votes in tech
1 vote in culturalinstitution
1 vote in politics

9th

NewsFifty

NewsFifty

Welcome to NewsFifty's National Twitter stream! Please send all National news tips to tips@newsfifty.com or to our main feed @newsfifty
Todd Gilmore
Todd Gilmore I vote for @NewsFifty for a Shorty Award in #news because producer of real-time content.
mlt
mlt I nominate @NewsFifty for a Shorty Award in #news because it sends timely news tweets but not at spam frequency.
kristen Hawley
kristen Hawley I nominate @NewsFifty for a Shorty Award in #news because...
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61 votes in news
1 vote in egocentric

10th

Newser Breaking News

Newser Breaking News

Newser reduces news stories to a headline, picture, and two paragraphs 24/7. Read less, know more.
greycatlady
greycatlady I nominate @Newser for a Shorty Award in #news because... they condense the top stories down to just what I need to kno
Denice Bruce
Denice Bruce RT @Newser I nominate @Newser for a Shorty Award in #news because I love their short takes on top stories. Pls rt!
Newser Breaking News
Newser Breaking News I nominate @Newser for a Shorty Award in #news because I love their short takes on top stories. Pls rt!
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54 votes in news
1 vote in egocentric

11th

Steven Ertelt

Steven Ertelt

As the founder and Editor of LifeNews.com, Steven Ertelt has provided the pro-life community with news via the Internet since 1993.
Hawaii Right to Life
Hawaii Right to Life I nominate @StevenErtelt for a Shorty Award in #news because he finds news that we need to know.
MikeW154
MikeW154 I nominate @StevenErtelt for a Shorty Award in #news because LifeNews.com is an excellent source of pro-life news
Jeff Withrow
Jeff Withrow I nominate @StevenErtelt for a Shorty Award in #news because he reports on life issues that the MSM will not.
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42 votes in news
149 votes in journalist
66 votes in politics
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in journalism

12th

Discovery_News

Discovery_News

DiscoveryNews.com, a Discovery Channel website that covered the latest science news on tech, animals, space, archaeology, dinosaurs, history and earth.
Phyllis
Phyllis I vote for @Discovery_News for a Shorty Award in #news because...its fun to discover new(s) things
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lcuthbert
lcuthbert RT @Discovery_News: Today is the last day to vote for @Discovery_News in the #news Shorty Awards! http://ow.ly/11VAH
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39 votes in news
2 votes in science
1 vote in award
1 vote in egocentric

13th

CTV Canada AM

CTV Canada AM

Canada's only national morning show
rouquinne
rouquinne I vote for @CTVCanadaAM for a Shorty Award in #news because... they're the best way to start your day!
Dianne Preston
Dianne Preston I nominate @CTVCanadaAM for a Shorty Award in #news because... I listen in every morning.
Carolyn J. Carleton
Carolyn J. Carleton I nominate @CTVCanadaAM for a Shorty Award in #news because I AM CANADIAN!
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33 votes in news
1 vote in egocentric

14th

OneClimate

OneClimate

OneClimate.net is a new social networking space for sharing ideas and taking action on climate change.
Jeffrey Allen
Jeffrey Allen I nominate @OneClimate for a Shorty Award in #news because they're keeping the beat from #COP15 to #COP16 (Please RT - Last day to nominate)
OneWorldUS
OneWorldUS I nominate @OneClimate for a Shorty Award in #news because they're keeping the beat from #COP15 to #COP16 (Please RT - Last day to nominate)
jimmag
jimmag I nominate @oneclimate for a Shorty Award in #news because of their unbiased, informative #COP15 coverage #climate
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31 votes in news
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in journalist

15th

Inside The Games

Inside The Games

Inside The Games provides up-to-the minute breaking news on London 2012 and the Olympic Movement. The inside track on world sport.
Carole Fuchs
Carole Fuchs I nominate @insidethegames for a Shorty Award in #news because they're the most reliable Olympic news provider.
110%
110% I nominate @insidethegames for a Shorty Award in #news because...they provide great independent and up to date news
Clive Rich
Clive Rich I nominate @insidethegames for a Shorty Award in #news because...as it happens info.
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29 votes in news
4 votes in sports

16th

Mass High Tech

Mass High Tech

New England's top news source for tech, biotech, VC & more. Also follow Editor @eDougBanks and writer @GalenMoore
Lynette F. Cornell
Lynette F. Cornell I nominate @MassHighTech for a Shorty Award in #news because they feed this nerd's need for tech and biz news!
Kate Brodock
Kate Brodock I nominate @MassHighTech for a Shorty Award in #news because...they support and showcase the Mass tech scene!
Stas Antons
Stas Antons RT @MassInno: I nominate @MassHighTech for a Shorty Award in #news because...they ARE the local tech scene.
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33 votes in news

17th

West Wing Report

West Wing Report

Coverage of President Obama...direct from the White House press room. Fast, accurate, unbiased. westwingrpt@gmail.com
Nancy HIll
Nancy HIll I nominate @WestWingReport for a Shorty Award in #news
Matt Rosen
Matt Rosen I nominate the pragmatic @WestWingReport for a Shorty Award in #news because the degree of access to the WH is amazing
CNCPundit
CNCPundit I nominate @WestWingReport for a Shorty Award in #news because...i get good insights from the White House
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26 votes in news
3 votes in politics
1 vote in journalist
1 vote in egocentric

18th

Oclumência

Oclumência

O maior site de Harry Potter do Brasil, segundo dados do Alexa.
Erika Polo
Erika Polo I nominate @oclumencia for a Shorty Award in #news because is the best site of the Harry Potter #VOTEM e Retuitem!!
Hostgator Coupon
Hostgator Coupon RT @wagnerpalacio: I nominate @oclumencia for a Shorty Award in #news because I made a mistake in the last tweet.Its #news not #journalist h
Wagner Palacio
Wagner Palacio I nominate @oclumencia for a Shorty Award in #news because I made a mistake in the last tweet.Its #news not #journalist
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38 votes in news
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in design
1 vote in journalist
1 vote in entertainment

19th

AfPak Channel

AfPak Channel

Tweeting analysis of the news about all things Af-Pak from my perch at the New America Foundation and Foreign Policy
Liz Wu
Liz Wu I nominate @AfPakChannel for a Shorty Award in #news because she keeps me updated on the news in the region.
Page van der Linden
Page van der Linden I nominate @AfPakChannel for a Shorty Award in #news because they're truly informed & very smart.
Katherine
Katherine I nominate @AfPakChannel for a Shorty Award in #news because...South Asia is awesome.
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23 votes in news
2 votes in journalism
1 vote in politics
1 vote in egocentric

20th

NPR News

NPR News

The top news stories from NPR.
Karen
Karen I nominate @nprnews for a Shorty Award in #news because NPR is the news source I trust, and I get the FULL story
Marco Leonel Viansa
Marco Leonel Viansa RT @carmenbauza: I nominate @nprnews for a Shorty Award in #news because they are a reliable, objective news source with a cool edge. ht ...
mcasado
mcasado I nominate @nprnews for a Shorty Award in #news because I have come to depend on them for reliable and objective news c
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22 votes in news
1 vote in indynews