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2014 Mirror Awards Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2014 Mirror Awards — which celebrate the best in media reporting — have been announced. The winners will be announced June 4 at Cipriani on East 42nd Street.

Below are all the finalists. Congrats to everyone who was nominated.

Best Single Article – Traditional/Legacy Media

 Best Single Article – Digital Media

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Epic TIME Cover Had George W. as General Custer

To publicize the recent release of Inside the Red Border, a cleverly titled in-house look at the glorious 90-year history of TIME, digital operations editor Sarah Begley has shared some of the information contained therein. The artifact that jumped out to FishbowlNY is this never-used 2007 cover of George W. Bush:

TIMEGeneralCuster

To see the cover that wound up bumping this unbelievably great bit of Bush reframing, keep reading.

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David Cameron: UK Government May ‘Act’ Against Newspapers Over Snowden Leaks
(Reuters)
British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday his government was likely to act to stop newspapers publishing what he called damaging leaks from former U.S. intelligence operative Edward Snowden unless they began to behave more responsibly. “If [newspapers] don’t demonstrate some social responsibility it will be very difficult for government to stand back and not to act,” Cameron told parliament, saying Britain’s Guardian newspaper had “gone on” to print damaging material after initially agreeing to destroy other sensitive data. BBC News The Guardian has insisted that its coverage of intelligence leaks prompted a necessary and overdue debate. The British newspaper has been the primary UK outlet for stories based on data leaked by whistleblower and ex-U.S. security analyst Snowden. The Guardian Newspaper and magazine publishers are seeking an injunction to prevent the government’s plan for a new press regulation regime getting the royal seal of approval this week. Industry bodies representing publishers said they would be seeking the injunction to stop the press regulation royal charter — backed by the three main parties and Hacked Off campaigners — going before the privy council for sealing by the Queen on Wednesday.

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Nate Silver Had a Great Night

Nate Silver, the numbers guy and author of FiveThirtyEight, absolutely crushed it last night. Silver had come under fire for his presidential predictions — most notably from Joe Scarborough and Dylan Byers, of Politico — but as the results rolled in, it became clear that he correctly called the way each state would turn. Scarborough has yet to say anything about Silver’s good night, but Byers did tweet “Nate Silver nailed it.”

The video above features Silver speaking with The New York Times’ blog editor Megan Liberman about the results. To his credit, Silver didn’t take the opportunity to gloat. He did, however, post a perfect tweet after Obama was declared the winner:

Politico Ends ‘On Media’ Blog

Today is the last day of Politico’s On Media blog, per a post on the site. Bill Nichols, Managing Editor of the site, explains in a memo that media coverage will be added to the blog maintained by Ben Smith, with Emily Schultheis and recent hire Dylan Byers contributing.

More on the change:

Our media blog in its current form will end, which has the happy result of giving Keach Hagey free reign to concentrate totally on the long-form journalism she does so well. While Ben and Dylan will concentrate on viewing the media through the prism of the 2012 campaign, Keach will be able to roam throughout the media landscape. Two of her most recent stories — a terrific tick-tock on the Post’s Marco Rubio piece and a sharp look at liberal journalists getting caught up in the Occupy Wall Street movement — are testament to her keen eye and writing skills.

The New York Observer Observed

The New York Observer had a bit of good news today, but  Dylan Byers, writing for Adweek, is raining on that parade.  He says that Christopher Barnes – aided by the unwavering confidence Jared Kushner has in him – is killing the newspaper.

Byers gets scathing quotes from several former Observer staffers, going from bad – “He’s a used car salesman” – to worse – “He would also mock employees who had been hired for painfully low salaries.”

Barnes’ main mistake, aside from apparently coming off like an overall jerk to employees, is that he has abandoned the paper’s longstanding journalistic niche, in favor of focusing on sales. Of course this approach has brought on a slew of editorial changes:

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