New Yorker wins two Mirror Awards, WaPo’s Wemple implores media execs to be responsive

Two New Yorker writers won Mirror Awards today for their media coverage, while the Washington Post’s Erik Wemple implored media executives to be as open with media reporters as they expect sources to be with their own journalists.

Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications held its annual awards luncheon Wednesday in New York to “honor the reporters, editors and teams of writers who hold a mirror to their own industry for the public’s benefit.”

Here’s the full list of winners:

— Best Single Article, Traditional/Legacy Media: Rachel Aviv, for a New Yorker piece on how the Newtown Bee covered the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

— Best Single Article, Digital Media: Erik Wemple of the Washington Post for his look at Politico’s Mike Allen as “a native-advertising pioneer.” (Poynter’s Kristen Hare was nominated in the category for her account of how the Toronto Star covered the Rob Ford story.)

— Best Single Story, Radio, Television, Cable or Online Broadcast Media: On The Media, for “The Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook.”

— Best Profile, Traditional/Legacy or Digital Media: Michael Spector of the New Yorker, for his profile of Dr. Oz.

— Best Commentary, Traditional/Legacy Media: Michael Meyer, for three pieces at Columbia Journalism Review.

— Best Commentary, Digital Media: Jina Moore, for pieces in The Atlantic, Columbia Journalism Review, and Salon.

— John M. Higgins Award for Best In-Depth/Enterprise Reporting: Frank Greve, for a CQ Researcher story that asks, “is reporting on global conflict worth the risk?”

All the finalists can be viewed at the Mirror Awards site.


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  • harryeagar

    When I was a reporter, newspaper editors were, hands down, the least responsive people I ever had to interview. I had more response from psychopathic killers.