Revolving Door: The Pulitzer Prizes, The Mirror Awards, ‘GMA,’ & More

The Pulitzer Prize winners were just announced (click that link for more info about the winning stories). Among them: Sara Ganimand members of the Harrisburg, PA Patriot-News staff for local reporting, The Huffington Post’s David Wood for national reporting, and Jeffrey Gettleman of The New York Times for international reporting.

It looks like Good Morning America topped the Today show in viewership last week, the first time in 16 years. The Today show will likely still win in the 18-to-54-year-old age category, and the margin could be as small as 13,000 viewers, but it’s a ratings win nonetheless. Official word comes on Thursday.

And in more prize news, the finalists for the 2012 Mirror Awards have been announced. You can check out the list of nominees here. The Mirror Awards recognize outstanding media industry reporting. The awards will be handed out at a luncheon at The Plaza hotel in NYC on June 13.

Lawyers and clients appear to be organizing to file phone-hacking lawsuits against News Corp in the U.S. [via]

A student reporter at the University of North Carolina recounts his non-interview with Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. Newt’s aides shut down the interview at the first question when the reporter, Memet Walker, unsurprisingly asked about controversial statements from Fox’s Roger Ailes. Media relations fail. [via]

Gawker’s Fox News mole, Joe Muto, was on CNN today.

Brides gets a makeover. [via]

Chris Wallace remembers his dad, 60 Minutes’ Mike Wallace. [via]

The new Hearst YouTube channel we told you about last week, Hello Style, debuted yesterday. Clip below.

And after that, more changes in the media world.

Mark Hayes has been named morning anchor at KXAS-TV in Dallas. He had been morning anchor at WAGA-TV in Atlanta. (TVSpy)

Chris Egert has been named reporter and anchor at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. He had been morning anchor at KIRO-TV in Seattle. (TVSpy)

Michelle Lee Ribeiro has been named deputy editor at Cosmopolitan. She had been a freelancer. (mb)

Enrique Acevedo has been named co-anchor at Noticiero Univision Edicin Nocturna. He had been correspondent and anchor at Telemundo. (TVNewser)

Dylan Howard has been named editor-in-chief at He had been senior executive editor at Star. (FishbowlLA)

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[image: Drawing by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Matt Wuerker, originally published July 20,2011]