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The Latest: Livingston Awards honor young journalists

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the Livingston Awards presented to honor journalists under age 35 (all times local):

12:55 p.m.

Young journalists who wrote about economic despair in Appalachia, covered mass killings in Syria and put a human face on immigration policy have been named winners of Livingston Awards.

The $10,000 awards are intended to encourage journalists younger than 35.

Claire Galofaro (gal-uh-FEHR’-oh) of The Associated Press was cited for her portrait of a rural landscape on the brink of extinction called “Surviving Appalachia.” She is 34 and based in Louisville, Kentucky.

Brooke Jarvis of The California Sunday Magazine was honored for a narrative about an unidentified migrant, bed-bound in a San Diego hospital for 16 years. Jarvis is 32.

Ben Taub of The New Yorker won for reporting on mass torture and killings in Syria. He is 25.

The late Gwen Ifill (EYE’-fihl) was honored with the Richard M. Clurman Award for on-the-job mentoring.

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11:05 a.m.

Associated Press reporter Claire Galofaro has received a Livingston Award, in recognition of her talent as a journalist under the age of 35.

Winners were introduced Tuesday in New York. The $10,000 awards are funded by the University of Michigan and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Galofaro won a local news award for “Surviving Appalachia,” a look at economic troubles hitting that part of rural America.

Brooke Jarvis, of The California Sunday Magazine, received a national reporting award. The New Yorker’s Ben Taub won for international reporting.

The late Gwen Ifill received the Richard M. Clurman Award for her commitment to counseling, nurturing and inspiring young journalists. Ifill was co-anchor and managing editor of PBS NewsHour and moderator and managing editor of Washington Week until her death in November.

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