Twenty-nine finalists in six categories have been named in the third annual Mirror Awards. The competition drew nearly 140 entries. Fellow journalists and members of the media may vote for their favorites among the finalists by visiting mirrorawards.syr.edu/vote.cfm. Winners will receive the People’s Choice Award.
The media’s top writers, readers and leaders will gather to fete the Mirror Award winners at an awards ceremony in June in New York City. Ceremony details will be announced soon.
Finalists, chosen by a group of journalists and journalism educators, are:
- Best Single Article—Traditional
- Eric Alterman, “Out of Print” (The New Yorker)
- Ken Auletta, “The Search Party” (The New Yorker)
- Seth Mnookin, “Bloomberg Without Bloomberg” (Vanity Fair)
- Clive Thompson, “Is the Tipping Point Toast?” (Fast Company)
- Best Single Article—Digital
- David Kamp, “Requiem for a Micro-celebrity” (Vanity Fair)
- Julia M. Klein, “Tribulations at Tribune” (Condé Nast Portfolio)
- Rachel Sklar, “The NYT’s Selective, Misleading Pentagon Story” (The Huffington Post)
- Best Profile—Traditional
- Mark Bowden, “The Angriest Man in Television” (The Atlantic)
- Mark Bowden, “Mr. Murdoch Goes to War” (The Atlantic)
- Lloyd Grove, “The Last Media Tycoon” (Condé Nast Portfolio)
- Charlie LeDuff, “Robert Frank’s Unsentimental Journey” (Vanity Fair)
- Ian Parker, “The Bright Side” (The New Yorker)
- Richard Pérez-Peña, “Web Sites That Dig for News Rise as Watchdogs” (The New York Times)
- Evgenia Peretz, “James Frey’s Morning After” (Vanity Fair)
- Best Commentary—Traditional
- David Carr (The New York Times)
- Noam Cohen (The New York Times)
- Jon Fine (BusinessWeek)
- Ben Grossman (Broadcasting & Cable)
- Frazier Moore (Associated Press)
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- Michael Wolff (Vanity Fair)
- Best Commentary—Digital
- Eric Alterman (Center for American Progress)
- Megan Garber (Columbia Journalism Review)
- Dan Kennedy (Northeastern University School of Journalism, Writing for The Guardian)
- Rachel Sklar (The Huffington Post)
- Joe Strupp (Editor and Publisher)
- Clive Thompson (Wired.com)
- Best In-depth Piece—Traditional
- David Barstow, “Behind TV Analysts, Pentagon’s Hidden Hand” and “One Man’s Military-Industrial-Media Complex” (The New York Times)
- Seth Mnookin, “The New York Times’ Lonely War” (Vanity Fair)
- On the Media, “Brand China” (WNYC New York Public Radio)
Due to a lack of response to the categories of Best In-depth Piece—Digital and Best Profile—Digital, entries in those categories were incorporated into other categories.
The Mirror Awards, established by the Newhouse School in 2006, honor the reporters, editors and teams of writers who hold a mirror to their own industry for the public’s benefit. Honorees are recognized for news judgment and command of craft in reporting, analysis and commentary on developments in the media industry and its role in our economy, culture and democracy.