2 CJR writers win Mirror Awards

Staff writer Michael Meyer and past contributor Jina Moore are honored for their CJR work

This year’s Mirror Awards winners were announced on Wednesday afternoon in New York City, and two of the honorees won for their work in CJR.

The awards, presented by Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, honor excellence in media reporting.

CJR staff writer Michael Meyer won for “best commentary—traditional/legacy media” for three pieces he wrote for the print magazine: “False Fronts,” about the documentary The Act of Killing, in which filmmakers asked perpetrators of a 1960s genocide in Indonesia to reenact their crimes; “Unfinished Business,” a review of a biography of late photojournalist Tim Hetherington; and “News Havens,” a review of a book about the New Haven Independent and other digital startups.

And BuzzFeed staff writer Jina Moore, who formerly wrote for CJR about documentaries, won in the category “best commentary—digital media.” One of her three submitted entries was a piece she wrote for CJR about a photographer who found herself documenting domestic violence.

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