Today’s featured journalist is Charlie Warzel, deputy editor of FWD at BuzzFeed. He’s also at AdWeek writing about digital politics, the future of journalism, and online publishing (the digital media beat is really a give at this point).
Today’s featured Muck Racker is Danny Sullivan, founding editor at SearchEngineLand.com.
He covers Google, Facebook, Twitter, SEO, SEM, and all things digital marketing, search marketing and search. Since he started covering search engines in late 1995, we believe the man knows what he’s doing.
To prove it, Sullivan’s been quoted everywhere from the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, Forbes, The New Yorker andNewsweek, and even on ABC’s Nightline.
The Orange County resident became a journalist because “I like to know about things, I’m very curious, and journalists have permission to ask and a job of explaining.” He’d appreciate it if you pitched him in the morning.
Do you want to be featured? Set up your own ownjournalist portfolio and then let us know through delia at muckrack dot com.
Today’s featured journalist is Anna Tarkov, a reporter with Pioneer Press Chicago. She calls herself a “journalism free agent with no salary cap.”
Tarkov is often frustrated, always cynical, and thinks about media A LOT. It makes sense since she covers everything from digital and social media, journalisms both citizen and interactive, as well as politics and Chicago.
Based in Chicago, Tarkov believes a journalist is a professional explainer. As such, she’s always interested in being followed by people who may be impressed by what she does and, subsequently, hiring her to write for their publication. So go ahead and get in touch right over here.
Do you want to be featured? Set up your own own journalist portfolio and then let us know with delia at muckrack dot com.
For the last five years, the Shorty Awards has honored the best of the 140 character set and Monday night was no exception. The internet’s elite came out in full force to TimesCenter and in part since Shorty-owner Sawhorse Media is also our parent company, Muck Rack joined the annual party that turns the generally staid venue into one of the biggest parties of the social media season.
The theater upstairs kicked off the party with host Felicia Day and a video message from NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, himself a former Shorty winner (in Foursquare mayorship, no less).
Tim Pool took home the Shorty for Top Journalist on Social Media, presented by Muck Rack, and talked about covering protests with Sreeright here. “All I use is social media - it’s the only thing I do.” he said. Pool got his start covering Occupy Wall Street and while he doesn’t consider himself a freelancer because “everything I do goes straight to Twitter,” he does have recommendations for anyone interested in modern reporting: “Get on Twitter. It’s such a great newswire…just start doing something journalistic.”
It was such a big deal that Sawhorse Media CEO and Shorty Awards co-creator Gregory Galant (also our boss) said in the official press release: “I can’t believe we’re still sending press releases. Why don’t we just announce all of this with a GIF?”
If you joined us Monday night, find yourself and your friends (likely together) among the hundreds of snapshots in our Flickr page. If you’re looking for a specific acceptance speech or any of the amazing video teasers throughout the night, our YouTube channel has them all. And if you have 90 minutes to kill, catch the entire show on-demand here.
The whole night was so exciting, we just can’t wait to see what goes down next year. Until then, here’s another gif of past winner winner Epic Meal Time properly accepting their Shorty.