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The Livingston Award: Past Winners

2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994 | 1993
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2005

  • LOCAL REPORTING
    Peter Zuckerman
    Reporter, Post Register (Idaho Falls, ID)
    For: “Scouts’ Honor”
    Current Assignment: reporter, The Oregonian

  • NATIONAL REPORTING
    Robin Mejia
    Reporter, CNN
    For: “Reasonable Doubt: Can Crime Labs Be Trusted?”
    Current Assignment: Freelance

  • INTERNATIONAL REPORTING
    Edward Wong
    Reporter, The New York Times
    For: “The Struggle for Iraq”
    Current Assignment: unchanged

  • RICHARD M. CLURMAN AWARD
    Eugene L. Roberts, Jr.
    Professor
    Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland

2004

  • LOCAL REPORTING
    Pauline Arrillaga, 34
    The Associated Press
    For: "Doors to Death"

  • NATIONAL REPORTING
    Reese Dunklin, 31
    The Dallas Morning News
    For: "Runaway Priests: Hiding in Plain Sight" (series)

  • INTERNATIONAL REPORTING
    Sharmeen Obaid, 27
    Discovery Times Channel
    For: "Reinventing the Taliban"

  • RICHARD M. CLURMAN AWARD
    John Seigenthaler
    Founding editorial director of USA Today
    Journalist and editor for The (Nashville) Tennessean

2003

  • LOCAL REPORTING
    Cathy Frye, 34
    Arkansas (Little Rock) Democrat-Gazette
    For: "Caught in the Web" (series)

  • NATIONAL REPORTING
    Nicholas Confessore, 28
    The Washington Monthly
    For: "G.I. Woe"

    Julie Jargon, 29
    Westword (Denver)
    For: "The War Within" (series)

  • INTERNATIONAL REPORTING
    T. Christian Miller, 34
    Los Angeles Times
    For: "Colombia's Children of War" (series)

  • RICHARD M. CLURMAN AWARD
    Bill Kovach
    The New York Times, Atlanta Constitution

2002

  • LOCAL REPORTING
    Michael Luo, 26
    Associated Press
    For: "Small Town Justice"

  • NATIONAL REPORTING
    Philip P. Pan, 31
    The Washington Post
    For: "High Tide" of Labor Unrest in China (series)

  • INTERNATIONAL REPORTING
    Alix Spiegel, 31
    National Public Radio
    For: "81 Words: The Story of a Definition"

  • RICHARD M. CLURMAN AWARD
    Jim Bellows
    Editor Emeritus
    New York Herald Tribune, Washington Star,
    Los Angeles Herald-Examiner

2001

  • LOCAL REPORTING
    Patrick Healy, 30
    The Boston Globe
    For: "Harvard's Quiet Secret" (series)

  • NATIONAL REPORTING
    Bob Norman, 33
    New Times Broward — Palm Beach
    For: "Admitting Terror"

  • INTERNATIONAL REPORTING
    Sumana Chatterjee, 30, and Sudarsan Raghavan, 34
    Knight-Ridder News Service
    For: "A Taste of Slavery" (series)

  • RICHARD M. CLURMAN AWARD
    Eugene C. Patterson
    Editor Emeritus of the St. Petersburg Times,

2000

  • LOCAL REPORTING
    Jennifer Gonnerman, 29
    The Village Voice
    For: "Rikers Island" and "Life on the Outside" (two-part series)

  • NATIONAL REPORTING
    Edward Pinder, 30
    ABC "Nightline"
    For: "Master Teacher" (series)

  • INTERNATIONAL REPORTING
    Michael Finkel, 32
    The New York Times Magazine
    For: "Desperate Passage"

  • RICHARD M. CLURMAN AWARD
    Clay Felker
    Director of The Felker Magazine Center, University of California at Berkeley

1999

  • LOCAL REPORTING
    Sean Patrick Lyons, 28
    Waterbury (CT) Republican-American
    For: "A System Padded with Patronage"

  • NATIONAL REPORTING
    Ken Ward Jr., 32
    Charleston (WV) Gazette
    For: "Mountaintop Removal"

  • INTERNATIONAL REPORTING
    Kevin Heldman, 34
    APBnews.com
    For: "Japanese Prisons: Brutality by Design"

  • RICHARD M. CLURMAN AWARD
    Arthur Gelb
    The New York Times College Scholarship Program

1998

  • LOCAL REPORTING
    Jo Becker, 31
    St. Petersburg Times
    For: "Trouble in Pasco County"

  • NATIONAL REPORTING
    Laura Meckler, 30
    The Associated Press
    For: Series on "Organ Transplantation"

  • INTERNATIONAL REPORTING
    Elizabeth Rubin, 33
    The New Yorker
    For: "Our Children Are Killing US"

  • RICHARD M. CLURMAN AWARD
    Mary McGrory
    The Washington Post
    Thomas Winship
    International Center for Journalists

1997

  • LOCAL REPORTING
    J.R. Moehringer, 33
    Los Angeles Times
    For: "The Champ"

  • NATIONAL REPORTING
    Patrick Weiland, 34 and Lindsey Schwartz, 26
    NBC News "Dateline NBC"
    For: "Probable Cause"

  • INTERNATIONAL REPORTING
    Alan Zarembo, 26
    Harper's Magazine
    For: "Judgment Day"

  • RICHARD M. CLURMAN AWARD
    William F. Buckley Jr.
    National Review

1996

  • LOCAL REPORTING
    Scott Glover, 30, and Evelyn Larrubia, 27
    Sun-Sentinel (South Florida)
    For: "Quick Cash: With Few Questions" (series)

  • NATIONAL REPORTING
    Charles Sennott, 34
    The Boston Globe
    For "Armed for Profit"

  • INTERNATIONAL REPORTING
    C.J. Chivers, 32
    The Providence Journal-Bulletin
    For: "Empty Nets: Atlantic Banks in Peril" (series)

  • RICHARD M. CLURMAN AWARD
    Gordon Manning
    NBC News (retired)

1995

  • LOCAL REPORTING
    Chris Adams, 30
    The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune
    For: "Medicaid Madness" (series)

  • NATIONAL REPORTING
    Jim Lynch, 34
    The (Spokane) Spokesman-Review
    For: "Angry Patriots" (series)

  • INTERNATIONAL REPORTING
    David Rohde, 28
    The Christian Science Monitor
    For: Bosnia Massacre Coverage

  • RICHARD M. CLURMAN AWARD
    Charles G. Peters
    Washington Monthly

1994

  • LOCAL REPORTING
    Melinda Ruley, 33
    The Independent (Durham, North Carolina)
    For: "Downeast" (series)

  • NATIONAL REPORTING
    Jeanmarie Condon, 32
    ABC News "Turning Point"
    For: "Turning Point at Waco: The Untold Story"

  • INTERNATIONAL REPORTING
    Mitchell Zuckoff, 32
    The Boston Globe
    For: "Foul Trade" (series)

1993

  • LOCAL REPORTING
    Mark Flatten, 34
    Tribune Newspapers (AZ)
    For: "Policing for Profits" (series)

  • NATIONAL REPORTING
    Darcy Frey, 32
    Harper's Magazine
    For: "The Last Shot"

  • INTERNATIONAL REPORTING
    Pamela Burdman, 31
    San Francisco Chronicle
    For: "Bitter Voyage" (series)

  • SPECIAL CITATION FOR OUTSTANDING ENTERPRISE
    LeAlan Jones,14; Lloyd Newman, 14; and David Isay, 29
    WBEZ Radio Chicago
    For: "Ghetto Life 101"

1992

  • LOCAL REPORTING
    Celia Dugger, 34
    The New York Times
    For: "Abuse Turns Fatal: How the System Failed" (series)

  • NATIONAL REPORTING
    Bert Robinson, 31 and Scott Thurm, 34
    San Jose Mercury News
    For: "Endangered Species Act: Showdown in the West" (series)

  • INTERNATIONAL REPORTING
    Christiane Amanpour 34,
    Cable News Network
    For: "Siege of Sarajevo" (series)

1991

  • LOCAL REPORTING
    Thomas French, 33
    St. Petersburg Times
    For: "South of Heaven" (series)

  • NATIONAL REPORTING
    Leda Zimmerman, 32
    WGBH-TV
    For: "Hard Lessons at Chelsea High"

  • INTERNATIONAL REPORTING
    Steve Coll, 33
    The Washington Post
    For: "Crisis and Change in South Asia" (series)

  • SPECIAL CITATION FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT
    Eason Jordan, 31
    Cable News Network
    For Coverage of the Gulf War, the Soviet crisis, and the African famine

1990

  • LOCAL REPORTING
    David Isay, 25
    National Public Radio
    For: "Tossing Away the Keys"

  • NATIONAL REPORTING
    Jack Hitt, 33 and Paul Tough, 23
    Esquire
    For: "Terminal Delinquents"

  • INTERNATIONAL REPORTING
    David Remnick, 32
    The Washington Post
    For: "Millions of Soviet Lives Pervaded by Poverty" (series)

1989

  • LOCAL REPORTING
    Michele Norris, 28
    The Washington Post
    For: "Six-Year-Old's Maryland Home was a Modern Day Opium Den" (series)

  • NATIONAL REPORTING
    Tom Ashbrook, 34
    The Boston Globe
    For: "A View From the East"

  • INTERNATIONAL REPORTING
    Peter Gumbel, 31
    The Wall Street Journal
    For: "Gorbachev's Broken Economy" (series)

1988

  • LOCAL REPORTING
    Bonita Brodt, 32
    Chicago Tribune
    For: "Chicago Schools: "Worst in America" (series)

  • NATIONAL REPORTING
    David Von Drehle, 27
    The Miami Herald
    For: "The Death Penalty: A Failure of Execution" (series)

  • INTERNATIONAL REPORTING
    Anne Nelson, 34
    Mother Jones (Freelance)
    For: "In the Grotto of the Pink Sisters"

1987

  • LOCAL REPORTING
    Kevin Cullen, 29
    The Boston Globe
    For: "Bad Boys"

  • NATIONAL REPORTING
    Deborah Leigh Blum, 33
    The Sacramento Bee
    For: "California: The Weapons Master" (series)

  • INTERNATIONAL REPORTING
    Ira Glass, 28; Alexis Muellner, 25; and Jonathan Schwartz, 31
    National Public Radio
    For: "Radio in Vietnam"

1986

  • LOCAL REPORTING
    Benjamin L. Weiser, 32
    The Washington Post
    For: "No Exit: Juvenile Justice in Washington" (series)

  • NATIONAL REPORTING
    Mark Zieman, 25
    The Kansas City Star
    For: "Dirty Grain"

  • INTERNATIONAL REPORTING
    Barbara Fischkin, 32
    Newsday
    For: "A Chronicle of Hope" (series)

1985

  • LOCAL REPORTING
    Charles Ely, 34 and Jim Lyons, 30
    KTUL-TV Tulsa
    For: "Tulsa's Golden Missionary" (series)

  • NATIONAL REPORTING
    Gregg Easterbrook, 32
    The Atlantic Monthly
    For: "Making Sense of Agriculture"

  • INTERNATIONAL REPORTING
    Blaine Harden, 33
    The Washington Post
    For: "Notes of a Famine Watcher" (series)

1984

  • LOCAL REPORTING
    Tom Hallman, 29
    The (Portland) Oregonian
    For: "Valsetz 1919-84"

  • NATIONAL REPORTING
    Susan Milstein, 27
    The American Lawyer
    For: "Lazy Justice"

  • INTERNATIONAL REPORTING
    Larry Tye, 30
    The (Louisville) Courier-Journal
    For: "America's Shame"

1983

  • LOCAL REPORTING
    Daniel Biddle, 30
    The Philadelphia Inquirer
    For: "Above the Law"

  • NATIONAL REPORTING
    Barry Siegel, 34
    Los Angeles Times
    For: "El Nino: The World Turns Topsy Turvy"

  • INTERNATIONAL REPORTING
    Rick Atkinson, 31
    The Kansas City Times
    For: "The Hunger Came: Our Wasted Foreign Aid"

1982

  • LOCAL REPORTING
    Mark Feldstein, 26 and Jim Sutherland, 26
    WTSP-TV (St. Petersburg)
    For: "Prisoners of the Harvest"

  • NATIONAL REPORTING
    Edward Zuckerman, 34
    Esquire (Freelance)
    For: "How Would the U.S. Survive a Nuclear War?"

  • INTERNATIONAL REPORTING
    Thomas Friedman, 29
    The New York Times
    For: "The Beirut Massacre: The Four Days"

1981

  • LOCAL REPORTING
    Eric Scigliano, 28
    The Seattle Weekly
    For: "The Aleuts Last Stand"

  • NATIONAL REPORTING
    H.G. Bissinger, 27
    St. Paul Pioneer Press
    For: "The Plane That Fell From the Sky"

  • INTERNATIONAL REPORTING
    Steve Erlanger, 29
    The Boston Globe
    For: "Envy of the West Vies With Pride in Nation"

 

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