Livingston Award

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The Livingston Awards
Awarded forJournalism award
LocationAnn Arbor, Michigan
CountryUnited States
Presented byUniversity of Michigan
Hosted byBoard of National Judges
First awarded1981

The Livingston Awards at the University of Michigan are American journalism awards issued to media professionals under the age of 35 for local, national, and international reporting. They are the largest, all-media, general reporting prizes in America. Popularly referred to as the "Pulitzer for the Young",[1] the awards have recognized the early talent of journalists, including Michele Norris, Christiane Amanpour, David Remnick, Ira Glass, J. R. Moehringer, Thomas Friedman, Rick Atkinson, David Isay, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Tom Ashbrook, Nicholas Confessore, C. J. Chivers, Michael S. Schmidt and Charles Sennot.[2]


Unlike other prizes in journalism[citation needed] (such as the George Foster Peabody Awards, the George Polk Awards, the National Journalism Awards and the Pulitzer Prizes), the Livingston Awards judge print, broadcast, and online entries against one another.

Mollie Parnis Livingston, one of America’s first fashion designers known by name, established the Livingston Awards in 1981 to honor her son, Robert, who published the journalism review More.[3] For thirty years, The Mollie Parnis Livingston Foundation, headed by Livingston’s nephew Neal Hochman, sponsored the awards. Recent supporters include the Indian Trail Foundation, Christiane Amanpour, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the University of Michigan.

The winners are selected by the Livingston Board of National Judges. These include Christiane Amanpour, Ken Auletta, Dean Baquet, Charles Gibson, Ellen Goodman, John F. Harris, Clarence Page, and Anna Quindlen. Mike Wallace was one of the national judges for several years.[4]

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  1. ^ Eisendrath, Charles R. (11 June 2014). "New Livingston Awards Winners to the Fast Track". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  2. ^ "All Winners". University of Michigan. Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  3. ^ Lada, Diana. "Mollie Parnis". Jewish Women's Archive. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  4. ^ Auletta, Ken (8 April 2012). "Mike Wallace 1918-2012". The New Yorker. Retrieved 21 October 2013.

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