2016 Mirror Awards

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Mirror Awards Newhouse School Syracuse University

The Mirror Awards are the most important awards for honoring excellence in media industry reporting

Established 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.

Mirror Awards Newhouse School Syracuse University

About the Awards

The Mirror Awards are the most important awards for honoring excellence in media industry reporting. Established 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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Award Categories

Award Media Prize
Best Single Article Traditional/Legacy Media $1,000
Best Single Article Digital Media $1,000
Best Single Story Radio, Television, Cable or Online Broadcast Media $1,000
Best Profile Traditional/Legacy or Digital Media $1,000
Best Commentary Traditional/Legacy Media or Digital Media $1,000
John M. Higgins Award for Best In-Depth/Enterprise Reporting $5,000

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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