E&P's Strupp Among Mirror Award Finalists

By: E&P Staff E&P Senior Editor Joe Strupp was among 23 finalists named Monday in the first annual Mirror Awards, which are being presented by Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. The new awards honor excellence in media industry reporting.

Strupp, an eight-year E&P staffer, was one of three finalists in the category of "Best Subject-Related Series," for his two-part report on newspapers using the Web, titled "Mixing, Matching and Multi-Media."

The same series was one of three finalists for a Jesse H. Neal Award this year, a top prize for the business press.

Also chosen as finalists in that category were: Andreas Kluth of The Economist, for "Among the Audience: A Survey of New Media"; and Brooks Barnes and Matthew Karnitschnig of The Wall Street Journal, for "Viacom Coverage."

Other finalists in the competition include:

--Best Single Article

"Al Jazeera's Global Mission," Linda Tischler, Fast Company.

"Blogs to Riches," Clive Thompson, New York Magazine.

"The Day the News Left Town," Katherine Seelye, The New York Times.

"Google's China Problem (And China's Google Problem)," Clive Thompson, The New York Times Magazine.

"Dividing Lines: Why Book Industry Sees the World Split Still by Race," Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg, The Wall Street Journal.

--Best Commentary

"The Imperial City," Kurt Andersen, New York Magazine.

"The Media Equation," David Carr, The New York Times.

"Media Misfires," Howard Kurtz, The Washington Post.

--Best Coverage of Breaking Industry News

"Why Journalists Risk Their Lives to Cover Iraq," John M. Higgins and Allison Romano, Broadcasting & Cable.

"Critics Question Reporter's Airing of Personal Views," David Folkenflik, National Public Radio.

"A Local Newspaper Endures a Story Backlash," Dean Miller, Neiman Reports.

--Best Profile

"Life With Brian," Rachel Smolkin, American Journalism Review.

"Mad as Hell: Lou Dobbs's Populist Crusade," Ken Auletta, The New Yorker.

"A Guy Named Craig," Philip Weiss, New York Magazine.

--Excellence in Media Information Services

Benton's Communication-related Headlines, Benton Foundation.

HealthNewsReview.org, University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communications.

--Overall Excellence

Three issues of American Journalism Review.

"Reliable Sources - Turning a Critical Lens on the Media 2006," CNN.
"America's Investigative Reports," Thirteen/WNET New York.

The competition drew 140 entries. Winners will be announced at a luncheon on June 14 at the W New York Hotel. Meredith Vieira, co-anchor of NBC's "Today" show, will serve as emcee of the awards luncheon. Peter Bart, editor-in-chief of Variety, will receive the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award.


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