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February 25, 2010 09:02 ET

Who Will Be Named the Year's Best Journalist on Twitter?

Winner Announced March 3 During Second Annual Shorty Awards

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 25, 2010) - The Second Annual Shorty Awards are set to honor the best Journalist on Twitter during an award ceremony in New York, March 3, 2010, proving that brevity does not hinder journalistic quality or integrity, and compelling stories can be told on Twitter, 140 characters at a time.

The six finalists in the Marketwire-sponsored Journalist category for individual professional journalists include:

  • William Bonner (@realwbonner)
  • Jeremy Scahill (@jeremyscahill)
  • Rachel Maddow, MSNBC (@maddow)
  • Daniel Razon (@DanielRazon)
  • Dan Matteush (@Matteush)
  • Steven Ertelt @StevenErtelt

The Shorty Awards honor the best people and organizations on Twitter, recognizing the winners in 26 official categories as well as those in crowd-sourced ones. Over 250,000 nominations have been tweeted to determine the six finalists in each of the official categories.

"The definition of journalism and the reporting function are changing every day," says Nick Shin, Marketwire's social media & search marketing specialist. "From the earthquakes in Haiti and coverage of the Olympics, to Jonathan Schwartz' resignation haiku, it's clear that people can make, and break, news on Twitter. We're happy to sponsor the Shorty Awards, and look forward to seeing who wins The Year's Best Journalist on Twitter."

To learn more about Marketwire, visit www.marketwire.com and follow @marketwire. To learn more about the awards, visit www.ShortyAwards.com, and follow @shortyawards.

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