Wired magazine was in town last week, hosting a tech-centric TED gathering in Long Beach last Thursday at the 555 East American Steakhouse. Most of the Wired bigwigs, including publisher Howard Mittman, EIC Chris Anderson, and super-awesome contributing editor Clive Thompson (pictured above on the left with Conde Nast‘s Scott Dadich; NBC Universal International’s Roma Khanna; and Wired managing editor Jacob Young) were there. The Daily Show‘s Jon Hodgman and Boing Boing‘s Mark Frauenfelder also made appearances, among others. No video, unfortunately. But we do have plenty of glamor shots!
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Today’s Mirror Awards luncheon at the Harmonie Club uptown was swarmed by all manner of media types. Media critics who were nominated for Mirrors like Vanity Fair‘s Michael Wolff, Rachel Sklar of Abrams Research (nominated twice for her work for the Huffington Post) and The New York Times‘ David Carr (who won for best commentary in traditional media) mingled with colleagues and big name presenters, including Howard Dean and Nora Ephron.
The awards, which honor excellence in media reporting, were presented for the third year by Syracuse Universityâ€™s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. MSNBC anchor and Newhouse alum Contessa Brewer guided the festivities as emcee, and Chris Ahearn, president of Reuters Media, and Bloomberg political columnist Margaret Carlson presented awards.
Vanity Fair and The New York Times both took home two of the six prizes awarded by a jury of journalists and journalism educators. In addition to Carr, the Times‘ David Barstow won for best in-depth piece in traditional media. VF‘s Seth Mnookin and David Kamp each snagged an award for best single article, for traditional and digital media, respectively.
Rounding out the winners were Ian Parker for best profile, traditional media, for his profile of Times columnist Thomas Freidman for the New Yorker and Clive Thompson for Wired.com took home the award for best commentary in digital media.
2009 marks the third year that Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications has presented its Mirror Awards, which honor media reporters. The finalists were first announced last month and members of the public and fellow journalists were asked to view each finalist’s work online and vote for a People’s Choice winner. The six winners of the online balloting were revealed today.
Sklar, who is current working for Abrams Research and The Daily Beast, won People’s Choice prizes for best commentary in digital media and best single article in digital media for her piece “The NYT‘s Selective, Misleading Pentagon Story.”
Other winners included Fast Company‘s Clive Thompson for best single article in traditional media, Mark Bowden of The Atlantic for best profile in traditional media and Broadcasting & Cable‘s Ben Grossman for best commentary in traditional media.
The real Mirror Award winners, selected by a jury of journalists and journalism educators, will be announced at a luncheon on June 9. Sklar’s former boss, Arianna Huffington, is also being honored with the Fred Dressler Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Obama for America New Media Department/Blue State Digital will be receiving the i-3 award for impact, innovation and influence.
A full release about the People’s Choice winners after the jump
Andersen, Auletta, Kurtz also shut out
The first annual Mirror Awards were presented at a Meredith Vieira-hosted luncheon today at the W hotel in Midtown, and our mediabistro.com mothership — a finalist in the media information services category — lost to HealthNewsReview.org. In other words, we were robbed.
Still, we weren’t the only overwhelming favorite among the 23 finalists to go home empty-handed. New York Times media man David Carr won for best column, upsetting his former boss Kurt Andersen (“Kurt plucked me off a turnip truck when I got to New York”) and Washington Post media guy Howard Kurtz, who was 0-for-2. Kurtz’s CNN show, Reliable Sources, lost to the American Journalism Review for overall excellence.
The New Yorker‘s Ken Auletta, praised for his profile of CNN’s Lou Dobbs, watched the best article award go to New York magazine’s Phillip Weiss for his profile of Craig Newmark, craigslist’s lovable nerd.