Exclusive: Newhouse School To Launch Media On Media Journo Awards

Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications is expected to announce later today the launch of the Mirror Awards to recognize excellence in media business reporting and open to anyone who “conducts reporting, commentary or criticism of the media industries, including television, newspapers, magazines, radio, advertising, public relations” and, of course, the Internet. The first awards will be given sometime next year. We spoke with Dean David M. Rubin about the awards, the state of the media, blogs — he doesn’t read them! — and how the various journalism scandals, like the Reuters photo flap and Jayson Blair, are taught.