Ben Swann, The Shorty Award & Why This Year is DifferentSubmitted by Zak Carter on Fri, 01/10/2014 - 18:28
I nominated Ben Swann for a Shorty Award - http://shortyawards.com/category/6th/journalist - and while Ben had the most votes last year and didn't win, I think things are different this year.
Last year Ben was still with his FOX affiliate and last years winner - Tim Pool - honestly was doing something groundbreaking and different with his method of reporting on the Occupy movement. With Ben having gone independent and online and breaking new ground with his journalism - I think we stand a chance of making it past the Shorty Award judges and winning this thing for Ben.
"The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media. Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Foursquare and the rest of the social web. The 6th annual ceremony will be held in New York City and livestreamed on the web on April 7, 2014."
A win here would be great exposure for Ben Swann and liberty media!