A finalist in the 2012 Mirror Awards contest

On Monday, Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications announced the finalists for this year’s Mirror Awards — a competition that recognizes reporters who cover the media industry.

Other finalists include The New Yorker’s Ken Auletta; American Journalism Review Editor and Vice President Rim Rieder; Change the Ratio’s Rachel Sklar; and journalists writing for The New York Times, The Washington Post and more. I’m humbled to be in such great company.

I’m one of only two finalists to be nominated in two categories:

Single best article, digital media:

Best commentary, digital media

I’m happy these stories were recognized; I nominated them because I put a lot of thought and time into them, and because they seemed to resonate with readers based on the responses they got.

All finalists are invited to attend a June 13 luncheon at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, where winners will be announced. I’m planning to go to the event, which Anderson Cooper is hosting. I’m looking forward to meeting the other finalists — many of whom I’ve interviewed by phone but have never talked with in person. And of course I’m excited about having an excuse to visit one of my favorite cities.

Thanks to everyone for all the congratulatory remarks on Twitter and Facebook!

Published by Mallary Tenore Tarpley

Mallary is a mom of two young kiddos -- Madelyn and Tucker. Mallary absolutely loves being a mom and often writes about the need to find harmony when juggling motherhood and work. Mallary is the Assistant Director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, where she manages the Center's various programs related to distance learning, freedom of expression, and digital journalism. Previously, she was Executive Director of Images & Voices of Hope and Managing Editor of The Poynter Institute’s media news site, Poynter.org. Mallary grew up outside of Boston and graduated from Providence College in Rhode Island. In 2015, she received a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University. She now lives in beautiful Austin, Texas, with her kids, husband Troy and cat Clara. She's working on a memoir, slowly but surely. You can reach her at mjtenore@gmail.com.

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