1440 Named Finalist at 8th Annual Shorty Impact Awards

Finalist Recognition Amplifies 1440’s Reach to Thriving Social Media Audience

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Media industry disruptor 1440 has been named as an 8th Annual Shorty Impact Awards finalist for 1440: Facts Without Motives in the News & Media category. With a dedicated readership of nearly 3 million subscribers, 1440 is a visionary provider of impartial news. This recognition comes on the heels of 1440’s Momentum Award win, which honors innovation and the brightest leaders and companies in tech across Chicago.

The Shorty Impact Awards honor the very best of digital and social media by the most purposeful and influential brands, agencies, and organizations whose work makes the world a better place. 1440’s work, under the leadership of Lauren Routt, has demonstrated innovation, creativity, and impact, which makes it a top contender for a Shorty Impact Award. Other finalists in the News & Media category include Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, CNN Worldwide, Frame, and Impact Media.

Our team is dedicated to serving an extensive and diverse audience with unbiased facts, empowering them to form their own conclusions,” said 1440 Co-founder and CEO Tim Huelskamp. “Being named a Shorty Impact finalist reaffirms that we are effectively reaching a broad spectrum of individuals, especially within the dynamic space of social media. We are ecstatic that our content is resonating with this vibrant online community.”

The 8th Annual Shorty Impact Awards winners are to be announced at an in-person Shorty Impact Awards celebration at The Belasco in Los Angeles Nov. 13, 2023.

Shorty Impact Award winners and honorees are chosen by the Real Time Academy, prominent experts and leaders in digital and social media who have been hand-selected on the basis of their deep industry knowledge, professional reputation, and outstanding achievements, including previous Shorty wins.

Members of the Academy include Deidre Osei (global brand manager, Barbie), Dupé O. Ajayi (global marketing lead, Airbnb.org), Dominic Riley (digital publicity & partnerships, Netflix), Amy Smith (chief strategy & impact officer, TOMS), Carmen Boon (VP, public affairs, Food Bank for NYC), Leonardo Arcoverde (VP, creative director, McCann Health NY), DeNora Getachew (CEO, DoSomething), Naz Nazli (creative director, Meta), Genevieve Taft-Vazquez (global director, human rights & ESG, The Coca Cola Company), among others.

For more information about 1440’s commitment to impartial news and to subscribe, visit www.join1440.com.

About 1440

1440 is the daily newsletter helping nearly 3 million Americans stay informed—it’s news without motives, edited to be as unbiased as humanly possible. On a mission to fix distrust in the media, 1440’s team of editors, experts, and analysts scour hundreds of sources across science, culture, politics, and business to deliver an impartial report on the day’s news so readers can be more informed.

Designed to be read in under five minutes, 1440 aims to serve the vast majority of Americans who are exhausted by the constant barrage of agenda-driven coverage. Named to the 2023 Inc. 5000 List and the 2023 Inc. Regionals list, 1440 is one of the fastest-growing private companies in the media, the Midwest, and the nation. 1440 was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Chicago. To subscribe, visit www.join1440.com and follow @join1440 on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.


The Shorty Awards (also known as “The Shortys”) honors the most innovative work in digital and social media by brands, agencies and organizations.

Founded in 2008, the Shortys’ notable previous winners include Malala Yousafzai, Trevor Noah, Michelle Obama, Conan O’Brien, Lady Gaga, Lizzo, and brands such as MTV Entertainment Studios & Paramount, Digitas, HBO, Meta, Airbnb, Honda, UNICEF and Pepsi Co.

The Shortys’ mission is to celebrate, inspire and push the boundaries of excellence in digital storytelling. Entries are judged on the merits of creativity, strategy, and engagement by the Real Time Academy, a body of hand-selected industry experts and leaders. The public can also weigh in and select their favorite Shorty Awards contenders during Audience Honor Voting.

Currently, the Shortys have two annual competitions, the flagship Shorty Awards and Shorty Impact Awards dedicated to honoring the best work with a positive social impact.


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