2015 Clurman Award Recipient

Tom BrokawOn June 1, 2015, Livingston judge Ken Auletta of The New Yorker, presented Tom Brokaw with the Richard M. Clurman Award. “He calls his newly released book ‘A Lucky Life.’ But Brokaw wasn’t just lucky, he was comfortable in his own skin, which helped make him a great mentor,” said Auletta. “He did not think someone else’s success subtracted from his own.”

At the luncheon, Brokaw described the best form of mentoring as a two-way exchange. Remembering the 2:30 meetings at NBC News, he said, “Others would push back and between us we would find what we thought was the important part of the news of the day.”

As all of this year’s winner’s represented new forms of journalism, Brokaw offered, “The Livingstons is an occasion to celebrate those without the resources that the rest of us in mainstream journalism have and we need to remind them that we’re there behind them.”

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