Delayed congrats go out to City Paper alum Dave Jamieson, who has been named a finalist for the prestigious Livingston Award. Winners will be announced June 4. The Livingston honors journalists under the age of 35 and is the largest all-media, general reporting prize in American journalism. There are no separate categories for print, broadcast, or online entries.
CP submitted Dave’s riveting June 1, 2007, cover story, “Letters From an Arsonist,” in the local reporting category. He worked the story for more than a year, beginning with letters exchanged with Thomas Sweatt, who torched D.C. for decades before he was finally caught. The story reveals victims not even known to Sweatt. If you missed it, get on it.
If Dave wins, in addition to making us all proud, he’ll pocket $10,000 (and no doubt take out the person who submitted his application—hint, hint—for several beers. And maybe an app). Fingers crossed!