Biz Stone: Twitter ‘Is a Triumph of Humanity’

Founder collects Mirror Award; Vanity Fair wins three

Vanity Fair – not necessarily thought of for its media coverage – won three Mirror Awards for just that on Thursday.

Michael Wolff, Vanity Fair columnist and founder, won the Mirror Award for best commentary, traditional media. Matthew Pressman won for best commentary, digital media.

VF’s Nancy Jo Sales won for best digital media profile for “The Unreal Rise of Jon and Kate Gosselin.”

Time’s Steven Johnson won for best single article, traditional media, for "How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live.”

It was the fourth annual presentation of the awards program, founded by Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School.

At the heavily tweeted lunch ceremony, hosted by Katie Couric in Manhattan, Twitter founder Biz Stone accepted the i-3 award for impact, innovation and influence.

"Twitter is not a triumph of tech,” Stone said during his acceptance speech. “It is a triumph of humanity.”

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