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THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB

Accepts entries starting
Entry Deadline February 15, 2015
Decision Date
Ceremony Date June 11, 2015
Entry Fee (See Details)
Monetary or Material Award (See Details)

About the Award

Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is now accepting nominations for the ninth annual Mirror Awards honoring excellence in media industry reporting. The deadline is Feb. 15, 2015. Anyone may nominate, and there is no fee to enter.

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.

Award Categories include:

  1. Best Single Article - Traditional/Legacy Media
  2. Best Single Article - Digital Media
  3. Best Single - Story Radio, Television, Cable or Online Broadcast Media
  4. Best Profile - Traditional/Legacy or Digital Media
  5. Best Commentary - Traditional/Legacy Media
  6. Best Commentary - Digital Media
  7. John M. Higgins Awards - Best In-Depth/Enterprise Reporting  

Winners and finalists are honored at an awards luncheon, held each June in New York City.

Notable Winners

2014

Best Single Article – Traditional/Legacy Media:
“Local Story” by Rachel Aviv (The New Yorker)

Best Single Article – Digital Media:
“Politico’s Mike Allen, native advertising pioneer” by Erik Wemple (The Washington Post)

Best Single Story – Radio, Television, Cable or Online Broadcast Media:
“The Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook” by On the Media: Brooke Gladstone, Katya Rogers, Alex Goldman, PJ Vogt, Sarah Abdurrahman and Chris Neary

Best Profile – Traditional/Legacy or Digital Media:
“The Operator” by Michael Specter (The New Yorker)

Best Commentary – Traditional/Legacy Media:
Michael Meyer (Columbia Journalism Review) for “False fronts”; “Unfinished business”; and “News havens”

Best Commentary – Digital Media:
Jina Moore (Salon, Columbia Journalism Review, The Atlantic) for “Don’t blame the victim, or the photographer”; “Documenting domestic violence”; and “‘South African Violence’ Only Explains the Pistorius Case If He’s Not Guilty”

Jury

Entries are evaluated based on three criteria: Excellence of craft; framing of the issue; and appropriateness for the intended audience. Winners are chosen by a group of journalists and journalism educators. An awards ceremony will be held in June 2015 in New York City.

Monetary/Material Award Details

Best Single Article - $1,000

Best Single Article - $1,000

Best Single Story - a $1,000

Best Profile - $1,000

Best Commentary - $1,000

Best Commentary - $1,000

John M. Higgins Awards for Best In-Depth/Enterprise Reporting - $5,000

Eligibility Requirements

The competition is open to anyone who conducts reporting, commentary or criticism of the media industries in a format intended for a mass audience. Eligible work includes print, broadcast and online editorial content focusing on the development or distribution of news and entertainment. All entries must have been published or broadcast between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2014.

Entry Fee Details

Required Material

Entry Format

Contact Information

Sarah Hope
(315) 443-7982
[email protected]

Entry Links

Entry URL
Further Information http://mirrorawards.syr.edu/
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