Livingston Awards for Young Journalists announced

June 22, 1995
Contact: Bernie DeGroat

ANN ARBOR—Reporters from a major metropolitan daily, a small, alternative weekly and a television network have received Livingston Awards for Young Journalists from the University of Michigan and the Mollie Parnis Livingston Foundation of New York City.

The $10,000 awards, which were doubled in size this year, are the only major journalism prizes in which reporters from print and broadcast media compete directly with one another.

The winners, all of whom must be under age 35, are: –Local reporting: Melinda Ruley, 34, a staff reporter for the Independent of Durham, N.C., for ” Downeast,” a three-part series about Black women ” crab pickers” who work for generations for the same white employers. –National reporting: Jeanmarie Condon, 32, ABC News producer, for the 40-minute documentary ” Waco: The Untold Story,” which aired on ” Turning Point. ” –International reporting: Mitchell Zuckoff, 34, business projects reporter, Boston Globe, for ” Foul Trade,” a six-part series on the questionable practices of U.S. companies trading with and operating in developing countries.

“The Livingston Foundation and the awards judges decided to double the size of the prizes to signal renewed commitment to the mission of supporting the best work by young journalists,” says Charles Eisendrath, executive director of the awards program. The awards are administered by the U-M and presented in New York.

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