Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications announced the finalists for its tenth annual Mirror Awards, “honoring 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,” the awards’ press release said.
Some of the articles nominated for the awards include:
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- an article on whether the media should identify mass shooters and how they should cover the tragedies
- Chinese journalists trying to cover the stock market and financial news in International Business Times.
- a State Department employee who was charged with and pleaded guilty to violating the Espionage Act for leaking information to James Rosen of Fox News.
- an article on covering racism.
The finalists for the John M. Higgins Award for Best In-Depth/Enterprise Reporting are:
- “The Hurricane Station” by Rajini Vaidyanathan (BBC News)
- “What Do We Really Know About Osama bin Laden’s Death?” by Jonathan Mahler (The New York Times)
- “An Exclusive Look at Sony’s Hacking Saga” by Mark Seal (Vanity Fair)
- “Charlie Hebdo’s Multi-Million-Dollar Pile of Tragedy Money” by Roger Cohen (Vanity Fair)
- “What Was New York Times Reporter James Risen’s Seven-Year Legal Battle Really For?” by Susan Ellison (Vanity Fair)
Award winners will be named at the June 9 award ceremony at Cipriani 42nd Street, New York City. CBS News’ Jeff Glor, a Newhouse alum, is hosting.
Awards will be given for the Best Single Article in each Traditional/Legacy Media, Digital Media, and Radio, Television, Cable or Online Broadcast Media; the Best Profile for Traditional Legacy or Digital Media; Best Commentary for Traditional/Legacy Media or Digital Media; and the John M. Higgins Award for Best In-Depth/Enterprise Reporting.