Pro­fessor nom­i­nated for pres­ti­gious Mirror Award

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is proud to announce that Dan Kennedy, Assis­tant Pro­fessor at the School of Jour­nalism, has been nom­i­nated for an esteemed Mirror Award in the cat­e­gory of “Best Com­men­tary”. Kennedy has been rec­og­nized for his work as a con­trib­utor at The Guardian. At North­eastern, Kennedy teaches news reporting, press law, media crit­i­cism and other jour­nalism courses, with an emphasis on blog­ging and new media.

Stephen Bur­gard, Director of the School of Jour­nalism said, “Dan is one of the leading observers of the press, espe­cially in the changing world of online jour­nalism. His selec­tion as a finalist under­scores his impor­tance in this area.”

Syra­cuse University’s S.I. New­house School of Public Com­mu­ni­ca­tions recently announced final­ists in five cat­e­gories in the second annual Mirror Awards com­pe­ti­tion hon­oring excel­lence in media industry reporting. The final­ists are amongst the most dis­tin­guished jour­nal­ists in the nation and were chosen by a group of jour­nal­ists and jour­nalism educators.

Nom­i­na­tions for “Best Com­men­tary” were based on two to four pieces that demon­strate the writer’s overall knowl­edge of the issues, ana­lytic skills and unique voice. Pieces nom­i­nated can address a single sub­ject or may cover a variety of sub­jects and may be orig­i­nally pub­lished in any format: print, web site, blog or broad­cast. This cat­e­gory rec­og­nizes opinion, humor and columnists.

The Mirror Awards, estab­lished by the New­house School in 2006, honor the reporters, edi­tors and teams of writers who hold a mirror to their own industry for the public’s ben­efit. Hon­orees are rec­og­nized for news judg­ment and com­mand of craft in reporting, analysis and com­men­tary on devel­op­ments in the media industry and its role in economy, cul­ture and democracy.

The media’s top writers, readers and leaders will gather June 23, at the Rainbow Room in New York City, to cel­e­brate the winners.

For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact Samantha Fodrowski at (617) 373‑5427 or via email at s.​fodrowski@​neu.​edu.

About North­eastern

Founded in 1898, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is a pri­vate research uni­ver­sity located in the heart of Boston. North­eastern is a leader in inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research, urban engage­ment, and the inte­gra­tion of class­room learning with real-​​world expe­ri­ence. The university’s dis­tinc­tive coop­er­a­tive edu­ca­tion pro­gram, where stu­dents alter­nate semes­ters of full-​​time study with semes­ters of paid work in fields rel­e­vant to their pro­fes­sional inter­ests and major, is one of the largest and most inno­v­a­tive in the world. The Uni­ver­sity offers a com­pre­hen­sive range of under­grad­uate and grad­uate pro­grams leading to degrees through the doc­torate in six under­grad­uate col­leges, eight grad­uate schools, and two part-​​time divi­sions. For more infor­ma­tion, please visit www​.north​eastern​.edu.