Syracuse's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications has made its picks for the best coverage of media in 2011. The finalists' work appeared in major publications like The New Yorker, The New York Times and The Washington Post, as well as niche sites like Poynter (please congratulate my colleague Mallary Tenore!), Nieman Journalism Lab and American Journalism Review. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in New York on June 13; Anderson Cooper will emcee.

The finalists:

Best Single Article, Traditional/Legacy Media

Best Single Article, Digital Media

Best Profile, Traditional/Legacy Media

Best Profile, Digital Media

Best Commentary, Traditional/Legacy Media

Best Commentary, Digital Media

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