Mirror Awards

The Mirror Awards are the most important awards for recognizing excellence in media industry reporting.

Above: Ronan Farrow accepts the John M. Higgins Award for Best In-Depth/Enterprise Reporting at the 2019 Mirror Awards ceremony.

Established by the Newhouse School in 2006, the Mirror Awards honor the reporters, editors and teams of writers who hold a mirror to their own industry for the public’s benefit. The annual awards are celebrated each June at a ceremony in New York City.

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. Winners are chosen by a group of journalists and journalism educators.

The submission period runs from late December to early February. Finalists are announced in March, and winners are honored at a ceremony in New York City in early June.