SU's Newhouse School to Host Mirror Awards Ceremony June 13

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Media readers and leaders will gather June 13 in New York City to celebrate the 11th annual Mirror Awards.  Sponsored by Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, they are the most important awards for recognizing excellence in media industry reporting. The Mirror Awards honor the reporters, editors and teams of writers who hold a mirror to their own industry for the public's benefit.

"We established these awards 11 years ago to recognize those journalists who scrutinize our industry and enlighten the public about the important role of the media in our society and democracy," says Newhouse Dean Lorraine Branham.  "Today, that role is more crucial than ever."

The award ceremony will include the presentation of juried journalism awards in four categories: Best Single Article/Story, Best Commentary, Best Profile and the John M. Higgins Award for Best In-Depth/Enterprise Reporting.  Fifteen finalists were chosen from nearly 250 entries.  A full list of the finalists is available online.

In addition, the Newhouse School will present the Fred Dressler Leadership Award to legendary journalist Tom Brokaw, presented by Andrew Lack, Chairman of NBC News and MSNBC.  The school will also honor The New York Times with the i-3 award for impact, innovation and influence. Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., Chairman of The New York Times Company and Publisher of The New York Times, will accept the award, with remarks from Dean Baquet, Executive Editor of The Times.

Jenna Bush Hager, contributing correspondent for NBC's Today show, will serve as master of ceremonies.  The Co-Chairs of the luncheon are John D. Miller, Chief Marketing Officer for NBC Olympics and Chair of NBCUniversal Marketing Council, and Dana Zimmer (Newhouse Class of '92), President, Distribution for Tribune Media Company.

The Mirror Awards ceremony will be held Tuesday, June 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Cipriani 42nd Street, 110 E. 42nd St., New York City. Tickets and tables may be purchased online at  Follow the awards on Twitter at #Mirrors17.

About the Newhouse School

Widely regarded as the nation's leading communications school, the Newhouse School at Syracuse University is engaged in industry partnerships and multimedia curriculum development that prepare students and faculty alike to address the issues of today's rapidly changing media landscape. Faculty projects, student work and special events keep the school on the cutting edge of industry collaboration and communications education.

The Newhouse School embraces virtually every known form of information dissemination, from print and broadcast journalism to online communication to advertising and public relations to photography and film.  Faculty members come primarily from the profession and consider teaching a top priority.  Its students are among the best in the nation, having secured a place in the class through a highly competitive admissions process.

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