About the Real Time Academy

Comprised of leaders in technology, journalism, business and culture, the Real Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences plays a vital role in recognizing the top content creators, influencers and organizations on social media. The Academy is responsible for shaping the criteria and rules of the Shorty Awards and for selecting winners and honorees.

About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media, recognizing the people and organizations innovating across the social web. Previous winners include influencers such as Jenna Marbles, Chris Pratt, Malala Yousafzai, Conan O'Brien and companies such as HBO, Virgin America, ESPN, GoPro, American Express and TED. For more information, visit shortyawards.com