2021 Clurman Award Recipient

Susan Chira

Susan Chira

The Livingston Awards honored Susan Chira with the 2021 Richard M. Clurman Award for her newsroom commitment to counseling, nurturing and inspiring young journalists. Chira is the editor-in-chief of The Marshall Project and former deputy executive editor of The New York Times.

Current and former colleagues of Chira’s praise her warm and compassionate encouragement for generations of young journalists. Current and former colleagues of Chira’s praise her warm and compassionate encouragement for generations of young journalists. In a video tribute, former colleagues, including Livingston Awards judge Lydia Polgreen, spoke about Chira’s influence on their writing, leadership and confidence as young journalists. 

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