The 2017 Mirror Awards ceremony honoring excellence in media industry reporting will be held Tuesday, June 13, in New York City. Sponsored by Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, the awards honor the reporters, editors and teams of writers who hold a mirror to their own industry for the public's benefit.

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2017 Fred Dressler Leadership Award

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Legendary journalist Tom Brokaw will receive the Fred Dressler Leadership Award at the 11th annual Mirror Awards ceremony June 13 in New York City.

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Dean Baquet

Anderson Cooper

George Stephanopoulos

Kelly Ripa &
Michael Strahan

Josh Sapan

David Zaslav

Peter Bart

Savannah Guthrie

Arianna Huffington

Mika Brzezinski &
Joe Scarborough

Katie Couric &
John Sykes

Sponsors

Thank you to all of our 2016 Sponsors.

  • Cablevision Mirror Awards Sponsor
  • Time Warner Cable Mirror Awards Sponsor
  • Mediavest Spark Mirror Awards Sponsor
  • Huge Inc. Mirror Awards Sponsor
  • HBO Mirror Awards Sponsor
  • Grupo Gallegos Mirror Awards Sponsor
  • DigitasLBi Mirror Awards Sponsor
  • CBS Corporation Mirror Awards Sponsor
  • Bloomberg Mirror Awards Sponsor
  • 72andSunny Mirror Awards Sponsor
  • Turner Mirror Awards Sponsor
  • Tribune Media Mirror Awards Sponsor
  • NBA Mirror Awards Sponsor
  • Discovery Communications Mirror Awards Sponsor
  • Condé Nast Mirror Awards Sponsor
  • Comcast NBCUniversal Mirror Awards Sponsor
  • Charter Communications Mirror Awards Sponsor
  • Bright House Networks Mirror Awards Sponsor

Award Categories

The competition is open to anyone who conducts reporting, commentary or criticism of the media industries. Eligible work includes print, broadcast and online editorial content focusing on the development or distribution of news and entertainment.

Entries are evaluated based on excellence of craft, framing of the issue and appropriateness for the intended audience. Winners are chosen by a group of journalists and journalism educators.

Winners and finalists are honored at an awards luncheon, held each June in New York City.

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Best Single Article / Story

$1,000

A carefully researched print, digital or broadcast (audio or video) piece of any length. Articles may include photo, video, sidebars, audio and/or interactive elements in addition to the written piece. Regular features/columns, opinion pieces or film/television reviews should not be entered.

Best Profile

$1,000

Any carefully researched and sourced piece covering a single person or organization noteworthy in the media industry. Excerpts from “three dot columns”/social notebook features or excerpts from books (unless the book was originally published in serial form in a periodical) should not be entered. These pieces can be print, radio, television or digital.

Best Commentary

$1,000

Demonstrates the writer’s overall knowledge of the issues, analytic skills and unique voice. Submissions may be published in print, online, broadcast or radio. This is the category for opinion, humor, columns, etc. Only one piece is required for submission (three pieces were required before this year).

John M. Higgins Award for Best In-Depth / Enterprise Reporting

$5,000

Digital, broadcast or traditional/legacy media may be entered. Entries must be a series of articles. Entries may cross platforms (though not required), and will be judged on the quality of the reporting and the importance of the story covered.

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