The first annual Mirror Awards were presented at a Meredith Vieira-hosted luncheon today at the W hotel in Midtown, and our mediabistro.com mothership -- a finalist in the media information services category -- lost to HealthNewsReview.org. In other words, we were robbed.
Still, we weren't the only overwhelming favorite among the 23 finalists to go home empty-handed. New York Times media man David Carr won for best column, upsetting his former boss Kurt Andersen ("Kurt plucked me off a turnip truck when I got to New York") and Washington Post media guy Howard Kurtz, who was 0-for-2. Kurtz's CNN show, Reliable Sources, lost to the American Journalism Review for overall excellence.