Clurman Award

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. The award is named after the Chief of Correspondents of the Time-Life Service (1960–1969) and architect of the Livingston Awards.


Accepting Nominations

Have you had an outstanding mentor in your career? To nominate an exceptional on-the-job mentor complete the Nomination Form.

Deadline is February 1, 2017.


The Richard M. Clurman Legacy

Richard M. Clurman
Richard M. Clurman

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.