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Presenting the 2018 Mirror Award Winners
Winners in the 12th annual Mirror Awards competition honoring excellence in media industry reporting were announced June 12 at a ceremony in New York City hosted by the Newhouse School. Kimberly Brooks, anchor and correspondent at Fusion TV, was master of ceremonies at the luncheon event, which was held at Cipriani 42nd Street.
The winners, chosen by a group of journalists and journalism educators, are:
Lois Parshley for “Editor in Exile,” Pacific Standard
BEST SINGLE ARTICLE/STORY
Jim Rutenberg for “RT, Sputnik and Russia’s New Theory of War,” The New York Times Magazine
Jack Shafer and Tucker Doherty for “The Media Bubble Is Worse Than You Think,” Politico
BEST STORY ON FAKE NEWS
Amanda Robb for “Pizzagate: A Slice of Fake News,” Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX with The Investigative Fund; and “Anatomy of a Fake News Scandal,” Rolling Stone with The Investigative Fund
BEST STORY ON SEXUAL MISCONDUCT IN THE MEDIA INDUSTRY
Irin Carmon and Amy Brittain for “Eight women say Charlie Rose sexually harassed them — with nudity, groping and lewd calls,” The Washington Post
JOHN M. HIGGINS AWARD FOR BEST IN-DEPTH/ENTERPRISE REPORTING (joint winners):
Ronan Farrow for a series of investigative pieces on Harvey Weinstein, The New Yorker
Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey, Rachel Abrams, Ellen Gabler, Susan Dominus, Jim Rutenberg and Steve Eder for a series of investigative pieces on Harvey Weinstein, The New York Times
The Newhouse School honored Sheila Nevins, executive producer and former president of HBO Documentary Films and Family for Home Box Office, with the Fred Dressler Leadership Award. Director, producer and writer Erin Lee Carr presented.
The school also honored NPR with the i-3 award for impact, innovation and influence. CEO Jarl Mohn accepted the award, and Robert Siegel, former senior host of NPR’s “All Things Considered,” presented.
In addition, Newhouse recognized “60 Minutes” for 50 years of excellence in broadcast journalism. Jeff Fager, the show’s executive producer, accepted the recognition, which was presented by Newhouse Dean Lorraine Branham.
Luncheon co-chairs were Kristina Hahn ’98, director, Americas Partner Solutions and Innovation at Google, and Bruce Perlmutter ’81, senior vice president, production at Condé Nast Entertainment.
The Mirror Awards are the most important awards for recognizing 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.