2017 OPC Awards Judges
Head judge: Scott Kraft, Los Angeles Times
1. The Hal Boyle Award
Best newspaper, news service or digital reporting from abroad.
Farnaz Fassihi (head), Wall Street Journal
Steve Stecklow, Reuters
Somini Sengupta, The New York Times
T. Christian Miller, Propublica
Soraya Sarhadi Nelson, NPR
Steve Stecklow recused himself from the citation selection.
2. The Bob Considine Award
Best newspaper, news service or digital interpretation of international affairs.
Michael Parks (head), University of Southern California
Carol J. Williams, freelance
John Pomfret, author
Philip Taubman, Stanford University
Roy Gutman, freelance
Philip Taubman recused himself from the final selection.
3. The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award
Best published photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise.
4. The Olivier Rebbot Award
Best photographic reporting from abroad in any medium.
5. The Feature Photography Award
Best feature photography published in any medium on an international theme.
Judges for the three photography awards:
Adrees Latif (head), Reuters
Yunghi Kim, Freelance Photojournalist
William Snyder, Rochester Institute of Technology
James Collins, NBCnews.com
Sandy Ciric, Getty Images
Judge William Snyder recused himself from the
Robert Capa award selection
6. The Lowell Thomas Award
Best radio, audio, or podcast news or interpretation of international affairs.
Mary Kay Magistad (head), freelance
Deborah Amos, NPR
Marsha Cooke, Vice
Peter Klein, Global Reporting Centre
Michael Montgomery, Reveal/Center for Investigative Reporting
7. The David Kaplan Award
Best TV or video spot news reporting from abroad.
Marcy McGinnis (head), freelance career coach
Eason Jordan, Oryx Strategies
Karen Curry, Drexel University
Len Apcar, Louisiana State University
Bob Sullivan, retired, Worldwide Television News
8. The Edward R. Murrow Award
Best TV, video or documentary interpretation of international affairs less than one hour.
Terry McCarthy (head), Los Angeles World Affairs Council
Beth Loyd, Facebook
Miguel Marquez, CNN
David Wright, ABC
Parisa Khosravi, Payam Global Strategies (formerly CNN Worldwide)
9. The Peter Jennings Award
Best TV, video or documentary about international affairs one hour or longer.
Abi Wright (head), Columbia School of Journalism
Cynthia Lopez, freelance producer
Jonathan Jones, Center for Investigative Reporting
Josh Fine, Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
10. The Ed Cunningham Award
Best magazine reporting in print or online on an international story.
Robert Friedman (head): Bloomberg News
Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times
Laurie Hayes, Edelman
Romesh Ratnesar, New America Foundation
Don Guttenplan, The Nation
11. The Thomas Nast Award
Best cartoons on international affairs
Mike Keefe, freelance
Greg Dobbs, formerly ABC News
Mark Fiore, freelance
Steve Sack, Minneapolis Star Tribune
12. The Morton Frank Award
Best magazine international business news reporting in print or digital.
Michael Williams (head), Reuters
Sarah Lubman, Brunswick Group
Jesse Pesta, The New York Times
Aryn Baker, TIME magazine
13. The Malcolm Forbes Award
Best international business news reporting in newspapers, news services or digital.
Scott Kraft (head), Los Angeles Times
Mary Rajkumar, Associated Press
Larry Ingrassia, freelance
Rebecca Blumenstein, The New York Times
Peter Spiegel, Financial Times
14. The Cornelius Ryan Award
Best non-fiction book on international affairs.
Dan Hertzberg (head), freelance
John Bussey, The Wall Street Journal
Neil Hickey, Columbia Journalism Review
Jennifer Siebens, freelance
15. The Madeline Dane Ross Award
Best international reporting in the print medium or digital showing a concern for the human condition.
Hannah Allam (head), McClatchy
S. Mitra Kalita, CNN
Ann Simmons, Los Angeles Times
Juan Tamayo, freelance
Bill Gentile, American University
16. The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award
Best international reporting in the broadcast media showing a concern for the human condition.
Denise Vance (head), The Associated Press
Nigel Baker, Thomson Foundation
David Bruns, Washington Post
Robert Reid, Stars & Stripes
17. The Joe and Laurie Dine Award
Best international reporting in any medium dealing with human rights.
Anya Schiffrin (head), Columbia University
Alison Bethel McKenzie, Society of Professional Journalists
Rebecca Chao, Foreign Affairs
Natasha Norman, Brut America
Matt Schiavenza, Asia Society
18. The Whitman Bassow Award
Best reporting in any medium on international environmental issues.
Vivienne Walt, (head) Time
James Graff, The Wall Street Journal
Stephanie Mehta, Fast Company
Bryan Christy, author
Bob Dowling, Tsinghua University
19. The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award
Best reporting in any medium on Latin America.
Phil Bennett, Duke University
Scott Wilson, The Washington Post
Marjorie Miller, The Associated Press
Carlos Dada, El Faro
20. The Kim Wall Award
Best story or series of stories on international affairs using digital storytelling techniques.
Azmat Khan (head), New America
Millie Tran, The New York Times
Mosi Secret, freelance
Murtaza Hussain, The Intercept
Sana Saeed, AJ+
Wesley Lowery, The Washington Post
21. The Roy Rowan Award
Best investigative reporting in any medium on an international story.
Kim Murphy (head), Los Angeles Times
Andrew Donohue, Reveal News
Bill Rempel, author
Ellen Barry, The New York Times
Marc Duvoisin, Houston Chronicle
22. The Best Commentary Award
Best commentary in any medium on international news.
Bill Keller (head), The Marshall Project
Scott MacLeod, Cairo Review of Global Affairs
John Daniszewski, The Associated Press
Grainne McCarthy, The Wall Street Journal
David Shipley, Bloomberg