Journalist Ronan Farrow accepting his Mirror Award in 2019.

Journalist Ronan Farrow accepting the John M. Higgins Award for Best In-Depth/Enterprise Reporting at the 2019 Mirror Awards.

Mirror Awards

The Mirror Awards are the most important awards for 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.

Award categories include:

  • Best Single Article/Story ($1,000 prize)
  • Best Profile–Traditional/Legacy or Digital Media ($1,000 prize)
  • Best Commentary–Traditional/Legacy or Digital Media ($1,000 prize)
  • John M. Higgins Award for Best In-Depth/Enterprise Reporting ($5,000 prize)

The 2019 special categories were:

  • Best Story on Journalists or Journalism in Peril
  • Best Story on Social Media in the Crosshairs
CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota emceed the 2019 Mirror Awards held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

The competition is open to anyone who conducts reporting, commentary or criticism of the media industries. Eligible work includes print, broadcast and online editorial content focusing on the development or distribution of news and entertainment.

Entries are evaluated based on excellence of craft, framing of the issue and appropriateness for the intended audience. Winners are chosen by a group of journalists and journalism educators.

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

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