Alexandra Zayas Shares Lessons on How to Turn a Tip into an Investigation
Livingston Winner Alexandra Zayas taught a free Poynter's News University Webinar, sponsored by the Livingston Awards. Watch and learn how to pair storytelling techniques with an investigative mission to deliver stories with impact.
- What you will learn:
How to turn a tip into the foundation of an investigation.
How to find sources to expose the private and secluded.
How to adjust the frame of a story for a harder hit.
How to gain access when you think it's impossible.
How to organize mountains of documents and notes into stories.
How to use narrative techniques for investigative impact.
- An archived replay is available. Your registration will give you access to the replay plus bonus resources.
- Go to Poynter's News Unversity to enroll and watch.
Rachel Manteuffel Speaks at the Vietnam Women's Memorial
On Veteran's Day, Rachel Manteuffel spoke about her prize-winning story, "The Things They Leave Behind," to an audience of Vietnam-era vets, civilians, scholars and service members who have fought in more recent conflicts. Later at the Veteran's Day Ceremony at The Wall, Manteuffel was introduced by Jan Scruggs, president and founder of the Vietnam War Memorial, to a crowd of over 2,000 Veteran's Day observers. Manteuffel won the national reporting award for her poignant look at the items left at the Vietnam War Memorial Wall.
Livingston Awards Welcomes New Judge
David Greene, the familiar voice of NPR's morning programming, is the newest Livingston Awards judge. As a regional judge, David will review entries from the Mid-Atlantic region. Read more about David Greene.
The Knight Foundation and University of Michigan support The Livingston Awards
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the University of Michigan have guaranteed a total of $500,000 to fund the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists for two years while a permanent endowment is sought.
The funds will support the three $10,000 prizes awarded to outstanding work in journalists under 35 and the $5,000 Richard M. Clurman prize honoring superb on-the-job mentors.
This year’s prizes will be presented in person by the judging panel on June 12, 2014 at a New York luncheon. Leading media figures and the winners’ families and colleagues will be in attendance to honor the winners. By recognizing the best young talent early in their careers, the Livingston Awards seeks to support the work of young journalists, create modern role models for the next generation of news consumers and advance excellence in journalism.