From the human toll of border crossings to Assad's authorization of mass killings: Exploring Livingston Award winning stories with the Knight Foundation

  • Event: 2017 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Brooke Jarvis of The California Sunday Magazine; Ben Taub of The New Yorker; Stella Chavez of KERA News
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 22 at 5:00pm
  • Location: Grand Canyon 9-10
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

**Moderated by Stella Chavez, Livingston Awards judge

Meet the 2017 winners of The Livingston Awards for Young Journalists and learn how these reporters transformed their story ideas into award-winning investigations. From tracking down sources to crafting narratives, they will examine ways to dig deeper and tell powerful stories.

Speaker Bios

  • Stella Chavez, Livingston Awards judge and 2007 Livingston winner, for "Yolanda's Crossing," an investigation into a sexually-abused Mexican girl abducted and smuggled across the U.S. border.

  • Brooke Jarvis, 2017 Livingston Award winner for "Unclaimed," from The California Sunday Magazine, an investigative narrative about an unidentified migrant bed-bound in a San Diego hospital for 16 years and the networks of immigrant families searching for their missing loved ones.

  • Ben Taub, 2017 Livingston Award winner for "The Assad Files," from The New Yorker, an investigative feature exposing a complex, dangerous operation to capture top-secret documents that link mass torture and killings in Syria to the highest levels of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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