Newhouse School announces 2013 Mirror Awards finalists

Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications today announced the finalists in the 2013 Mirror Awards competition honoring excellence in media industry reporting. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on June 5, in New York City.

The finalists, chosen from a pool of over 300 entries by a group of journalists and journalism educators, are:

Best Single Article – Traditional/Legacy Media

Best Single Article – Digital Media

Best Single Story – Radio, Television, Cable or Online Broadcast Media

Best Profile – Traditional/Legacy or Digital Media

Best Commentary – Traditional/Legacy Media

Best Commentary – Digital Media

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

An awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, June 5, from 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Cipriani 42nd Street, 110 E. 42nd St., New York City. Registration is available online. Follow on Twitter at #Mirrors13.

Anne Sweeney, co-chair of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television Group, will be honored with the Fred Dressler Leadership Award. Noted statistician Nate Silver will be honored with the i3 award for impact, innovation and influence.

In addition, the school will honor late TV and radio personality Dick Clark ’51 with the Lifetime Achievement Award. His widow, Kari Clark, and daughter, Cindy Clark ’86, will attend the ceremony. Clark was an alumnus of Syracuse University.

The Mirror Awards are the most important awards for recognizing excellence in media industry reporting. Established by the Newhouse School in 2006, the awards honor the reporters, editors and teams of writers who hold a mirror to their own industry for the public’s benefit.

For information about ticket and table sales for the ceremony, contact Jean Brooks at 315.443.5711 or For media inquiries, contact Wendy Loughlin at 315.443.2785 or