On Wednesday, 5 June, Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications held the seventh annual Mirror Awards ceremony. The Mirrors celebrate coverage of the press itself-- journalism about journalism, if you like.
Jodi Enda, winner of the John M. Higgins Award, with master of ceremonies David Muir of ABC News. Photo courtesy Syracuse University.
This is the second year the Higgins Award, named for my brother, has been bestowed. Jodi Enda's "Staying Alive," published in American Journalism Review, examines new schemes for funding journalism through nonprofit organizations, in an era when traditional providers of news appear to be crumbling.
I did not attend the ceremony, so I missed meeting Nate Silver and seeing Jerry Stiller (Syracuse class of '50) present an award to the wife of the late Dick Clark ('51). But I know where they keep the pictures.
Thanks again to the people of the organizations behind the Higgins Award: the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University,Time Warner Cable, and Discovery Communications.