The Academy exists to discover the best and most innovative uses of real-time media.

Comprised of leaders in technology, journalism, business and culture, the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences plays a vital role in choosing the winners of the Shorty Awards, honoring the best content producers in social media.

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Featured RTAcademy Members

Retta
Stand-up Comedian / Actress
    Wikipedia   

Scott Beale
Founder of Laughing Squid
Website       

Kevin Bleyer
Writer, The Daily Show
Webpage       

Lee Brown
Global Head of Brand Partnerships at Tumblr
    Website   

Kevin Burke
CMO Visa
Website       

Luanne Calvert
VP & CMO, Virgin America
Website       

Nick Cannon
Host, America's Got Talent; Founder of NCredible Entertainment; and Chairman of TeenNick
Webpage       

Beth Comstock
CMO, GE
Webpage           

Mark Crumpacker
CMO, Chipotle
Webpage        Foursquare   

Maura Curtin
Head of Trade Marketing at Tumblr
   

Stephen Fry
Actor and Writer
    Website   

Neil Gaiman
Author
    Website   

Gregg Gillis
Musician/Producer, Girl Talk
    Website   

Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN
Webpage       

MC Hammer
Entertainer and Entrepreneur
    Wikipedia   

Brian Harrington
EVP/CMO at Zipcar
    Website   

Caroline Hirsch
Owner of Caroline's on Broadway
Webpage       

Sabrina Horn
President and CEO, HORN
    Website   

Arianna Huffington
President of The Huffington Post
    Website   

Kerri Walsh Jennings
Olympic Gold Medalist, U.S. Beach Volleyball Team
Webpage       

Jay Katsir
Writer, The Colbert Report
Webpage       

Mike Krieger
Co-Founder, Instagram
    Instagram   

Simon Lowden
SVP & CMO, Pepsi Beverages North America
Webpage       

Aasif Mandvi
Correspondent, The Daily Show
Webpage       

Alyssa Milano
Actress, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur
    Wikipedia   

Chris Miller
DVP Global Brand Strategy and Innovation, Abbott
    Webpage   

Andy Mitchell
Director of Media Partnerships at Facebook
       

Craig Newmark
Founder of Craigslist
Blog        Wikipedia   

Jamie Oliver
TV Personality and Chef
        Website    Instagram    YouTube   

Jennifer Owens
Editor, Working Mother Magazine
Webpage       

Dr. Mehmet Oz
Host, The Dr. Oz Show
Webpage       

Adam Pally
Actor & Comedian, ABC's Happy Endings
Webpage       

David Pogue
Author, The World According to Twitter
Bio        Wikipedia   

Dan Roth
Executive Editor, LinkedIn
Webpage       

Paul Scheer
Actor and Comedian
Webpage       

Adam Scott
Actor & Comedian, NBC's Parks & Recreation
Webpage       

Charlie Sheen
Actor
Webpage       

Charlie Todd
Founder, Improv Everywhere
    Website   

Leigh Anne Tuohy
Author and Motivational Speaker, Making it Happen: Just Turn Around & Inspiration for novel and movie, The Blind Side
Webpage       

Jimmy Wales
Founder of Wikipedia
    Wikipedia   

Marlon Wayans
Comedian and Actor
Webpage           

Steve Wozniak
Co-founder, Apple Computer, Inc.
Webpage