Wallace House announces Livingston Award Finalists

Finalists for the 2012 Livingston Awards for Young Journalists have been announced. The Livingston Awards, administered at Wallace House along with the Knight-Wallace Fellows program, are the nation's largest all-media general reporting prizes. Three $10,000 awards are given for excellence in local, national, and international reporting to journalists under the age of 35. The winners will be announced on June 6, 2013.

Finalists in International Reporting

  • Matthieu Aikins, WIRED
                “Jamming Tripoli”
  • Deborah Jian Lee, Sushma Subramanian, Foreign Policy
               “China's Left Behind Children” 2 parts
  • Katrina Longworth, LA Weekly
                “Video Paradison
  • Terrence McCoy, Amazon Kindle Singles
               “The Playground”
  • Luke Mogelson, The New York Times Magazine
               “Pacifists in the Crossfire”
  • Brian Reed, Habiba Nosheen, WBEZ's "This American Life" (with ProPublica and Fundacion MEPI)
               “What Happened at Dos Erres”
  • Brian Schaefer, Moment Magazine
               “The New Normal”
  • Nicolas Schmidle, The New Yorker
                “Disarming Viktor Bout”
  • Kevin Sieff, The Washington Post
               “Field of Danger ”
  • John Sutter, Edythe McNamee, CNN Digital
               “Slavery's Last Stronghold”
  • Patrick Winn, GlobalPost
                “Seafood Slavery” 3 parts

Finalists in National Reporting

  • Shane Bauer, Mother Jones
                “No Way Out”
  • Lois Beckett, ProPublica
               “How Microsoft and Yahoo Are Selling Politicians Access to You”
  • Mary Cuddehe, The Atavist
                “Agent Zapata”
  • Joshua Foer,The New Yorker
               “Utopian for Beginners”
  • Jason Gonzalez, Minneapolis Star Tribune
               “Teen Athletes in Overdrive Find Bodies Can't Keep Up”
  • Chris Hamby, Center for Public Integrity
               “Hard Labor” series
  • Tim Higgins, Bloomberg News
               “Reuss Walks Tightrope at GM 20 Years After Father's Firing”
  • Carolyn Johnson, The Boston Globe
                “A Deadly Puzzle, and Then a Breakthrough”
  • Paul Kiel, ProPublica
               “The Great American Foreclosure Story”
  • Ezra Klein, The Washington Post
               “On Paper, A Different Debate Emerges”
  • Rachel Manteuffel, Washingtonian Magazine
                “The Things They Leave Behind”
  • Megan McCloskey, Stars and Stripes
                “Forever After” 3 parts
  • Adam Smeltz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
               “Cancer's Racial Divide” 3 parts
  • Lisa Song, InsideClimate News
               “Few Oil Pipeline Spills Detected by Much-Touted Technology” 2 parts

Finalists in Local Reporting

  • Jenn Abelson, The Boston Globe
                “A Watered-Down Deal for Seafood Shoppers” 2 parts
  • Timothy Bolger, Long Island Press
               “Death Sentence”
  • Sam Dolnick, The New York Times
                “Unlocked” series
  • Hannah Dreier, Associated Press
               “California 9/11 Fund Raided for Deficits” 3 parts
  • Kiera Feldman, This Land Press
               “Grace in Broken Arrow”
  • Ryan Gabrielson, Center for Investigative Reporting – California Watch
               “Broken Shield” series
  • Joan Garrett, Chattanooga Times Free Press
               “Tempest in My Soul”
  • Melissa Harris, The Chicago Tribune
                “A Design for Healing”
  • Graham Hillard, Memphis Magazine
               “A Killing in Cordova: The Trial and Tribulations of Harry Ray Coleman”
  • Mike Hixenbaugh, The Virginian-Pilot
               “A Plane Fell from the Sky and Gave Him a Shot at Redemption”
  • Brett Israel, Environmental Health News
                “Dirty Soil and Diabetes”
  • Patrick Michels, The Texas Observer
               “Too Heavy to Bear”
  • Mike Morris, Houston Chronicle
               “Taxpayers’ $8.4 million Spent on Doomed Project” 3 parts
  • Ben Poston, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
               “Crime Drop?” 3 parts
  • Eric Roper, The Star Tribune, Minneapolis
               “Cameras Quietly Capture Plates” 3 parts
  • Michelle Ye Hee Lee, The Arizona Republic
               “Arizona Sex Offenders” 3 parts
  • Alexandra Zayas, Tampa Bay Times
               “In God’s Name” series
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