[Awards were presented today at New York's Plaza Hotel ballroom]
Syracuse University announced today that it had given me a Mirror Award, which the New York school bills as the top awards for excellence in media industry reporting.
my December post about the Freedom Forum foundation's extraordinary overspending on its signature project: the Newseum, a museum about news history in Washington. The non-profit Freedom Forum, launched in 1991 with $650 million in Gannett stock, was the original Gannett Foundation.
Last week, Freedom Forum announced a new CEO and president, James Duff -- only the second chief executive in its history. He will replace Charles Overby this summer.
Overall, there were 30 Mirror Award finalists in seven categories. The competition drew more than 200 entries. Other winners today included Ken Auletta of The New Yorker and James Wolcott of Vanity Fair.
Also, the school gave Comcast Corp. Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts its Fred Dressler Achievement Award, and Foursquare co-founders Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai, its i-3 award for impact, innovation and influence.
The awards were announced at the Plaza Hotel in New York. Now in their fifth year, they're sponsored by Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
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