Honoring Walt Mossberg
The Livingston Awards honored Walt Mossberg with the 2018 Richard M. Clurman Award for his commitment to fostering the careers of numerous technology reporters. Mossberg is the creator of the Personal Technology column in The Wall Street Journal and co-founder of AllThingsD, Recode and the Code Conference
At the Livingston Awards luncheon, Livingston judge, Kara Swisher presented the $5,000 award to Mossberg. In a video tribute, several technology reporters spoke about Mossberg’s influence on their careers.
Have you had an outstanding mentor in your career? To nominate an exceptional on-the-job mentor complete the nomination form. Deadline for the 2019 Clurman nominations is February 1, 2019.
What is the Richard M. Clurman Award?
The Clurman Award honors superb on-the-job mentors who improve journalism by exemplifying excellence in nurturing, critiquing and inspiring young journalists. Named after the chief of correspondents of the Time-Life Service and architect of the Livingston Awards, the Clurman Award is presented at the Livingston Awards luncheon in June. Past recipients include Tom Brokaw, Judy Woodruff and Paul Steiger.
The Richard M. Clurman Legacy
Behind everyone who achieves something very important, very early, is an older someone who critiques, applauds, knows the ropes and maybe pulls a string. Richard M. Clurman was such a man, whose career at Time included the posts of chief of correspondents and head of the Time-Life News Service. Clurman oversaw a staff of 105 reporters, including those stationed in 34 cities abroad.
Clurman helped Mollie Parnis Livingston establish the Livingston Awards and was a founding member of the Foundation’s board. When he died in May 1996, the Board and its panel of judges quickly decided to memorialize him with a new prize. Equally easily, they decided that he should be remembered as a superb, on-the-job mentor.