An IRE Event with 2017 Livingston Winners

June 19, 2017

  • 2017 |
  • Event |

Taub, Jarvis, Chavez

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

June 22, 2017 | 5 – 6 p.m.
Grand Canyon 9-10, first floor
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
5350 East Marriott Drive
Phoenix, Arizona



IRE conference attendees can meet the 2017 Livingston Award winners 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.


  • Panelist: 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.
  • Panelist: 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..
  • Moderator: 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.

This event is presented by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. We invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Our goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which we believe are essential for a healthy democracy. For more, visit