Today’s Meredith Vieira will MC June 14 Mirror Awards in NYC

By Wendy Loughlin

May 4, 2007

Media writers, readers and leaders will gather to honor the best in media industry reporting at the first Mirror Awards Ceremony.

Seven awards will be presented at a New York City luncheon to recognize the outstanding work of people and organizations that report on the media. Meredith Vieira, co-anchor of NBC’s morning news program Today, will serve as mistress of ceremonies.

The Mirror Awards focus on all media—traditional and new—including newspapers, magazines, radio, television broadcasting, cable, satellite, film, and the entire digital sphere of the Internet.  Seven juried categories recognize reporters, editors and teams of writers who hold a mirror to their own industry for the public’s benefit.

Newhouse established the awards to recognize winners for news judgment and command of craft in reporting, analysis and commentary on developments in the media industry.

The Mirror Awards Presentation Luncheon will take place June 14 from 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at W New York, 541 Lexington Ave., New York City.  Peter Bart, vice president of Variety Inc. and editor-in-chief of Variety, will be honored with a special lifetime achievement award.

Luncheon committee co-chairs for the event include Rob Light, managing partner, Creative Artists Agency; Judy McGrath, chairman and CEO, MTV Networks; Ron Meyer, president and COO, Universal Studios; Aaron Sorkin, writer; and Jeff Zucker, president and CEO, NBC Universal.

For more information about the Mirror Awards or to reserve a table at the June 14 luncheon, see http://mirrorawards.syr.edu or contact Catherine Gay Communications at (212) 501-7231.

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