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At the 2012 Mirror Awards ceremony in New York last
Wednesday (June 13), Leo Hindery Jr. (l.) gave the inaugural
John M. Higgins Award For Best In-Depth/Enterprise
Reporting to Peter Maass for “The Toppling,” his
piece in The New Yorker and ProPublica about bringing
down the statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad’s Firdos
Square. (Subtitle: “How the media inflated a minor
moment in a long war.”) The annual award includes a
$5,000 cash prize, endowed by Discovery Communications
and Time Warner Cable, and is named for the late
business editor at both Multichannel News and Broadcasting
& Cable
magazines.

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