OPC Award Judges for work published in 2019:
Head judge: Scott Kraft, Los Angeles Times
OPC Award Judges for work published in 2019
Head judge: Scott Kraft, Los Angeles Times
The Hal Boyle Award
Best newspaper, news service or digital reporting from abroad.
Head Judge: Farnaz Fassihi, The New York Times
Mohammed Jamjoom, Al Jazeera English
Vanessa Gezari, The Intercept
Eduardo Castillo, The Associated Press
Mei Fong, Center for Public Integrity
Larry Kaplow, Middle East Editor, NPR
Eduardo Castillo recused himself from the jury’s final decision.
The Bob Considine Award
Best newspaper, news service or digital interpretation of international affairs.
Head Judge: Peter Spiegel (head), Financial Times
Stephen Fidler, The Wall Street Journal
Heather Timmons, Reuters
Maura Reynolds, Politico
Julian Barnes, The New York Times
Stephen Fidler recused himself from the jury’s final decision.
The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award
Best photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise published in any medium.
The Olivier Rebbot Award
Best photographic news reporting from abroad published in any medium.
The Feature Photography Award
Best feature photography on an international theme published in any medium.
The Photo Category Jury
Head Judge: Daniella Zalcman, freelance
Noelle Flores Theard, Magnum Foundation
Natalia Jimenez, Washington Post
Cinthya Santos Briones, freelance
Mikhael Simmonds, Solutions Journalism Network,
The Lowell Thomas Award
Best radio, audio, or podcast coverage of international affairs.
Head Judge: Ann Cooper, Professor Emerita, Columbia Journalism School
Ann Garrels, author
Suzanne Marmion, KPBS San Diego
Chris Livesay, freelance
Shandukani Mulaudzi, freelance
The David Kaplan Award
Best TV or video spot news reporting from abroad.
Head Judge: Terry McCarthy, American Society of Cinematographers
Parisa Khosravi, former CNN Worldwide
David Reiter, ABC News
Miguel Marquez, CNN
Erin Lyall, BS News
The Edward R. Murrow Award
Best TV, video or documentary interpretation of international affairs with a run time up to 30 minutes.
Head Judge: Vivienne Walt, TIME
Jim Bittermann, CNN
James Graff, The Wall Street Journal
Nevine Mabro, Channel 4 News (UK)
Steven Mufson, Washington Post
The Peter Jennings Award
Best TV, video or documentary about international affairs with a run time over 30 minutes.
Head Judge: Robert Friedman, Bloomberg News
Abi Wright, Columbia Journalism School
Sara Just, PBS NewsHour
Tom Hurwitz, freelance
Josh Fine, HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
The Ed Cunningham Award [CQ]
Best magazine-style, long-form narrative feature in print or digital on an international story.
Head Judge: Megan Stack, author
Zahra Hankir, author
Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times
Tim Weiner, author
The Best Cartoon Award
Best print or digital graphic journalism, including cartoons, on international affairs.
Head Judge: Rob Rogers, freelance
Chelsea Saunders, freelance s
Jenny Robb, Ohio State University
Tony Norman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Nikahang Kowsar, freelance
The Morton Frank Award
Head Judge: Geraldine Baum, Graduate School of Journalism CUNY,
Carlos Rajo, NY1/Noticias
Liz Alderman, The New York Times
Amanda Aronczyk, NPR,
Jane Sasseen, the McGraw Center for Business Journalism
Amanda Aronczyk recused herself from the final decision.
The Malcolm Forbes
Best international business news reporting in newspapers, news services, magazines or digital.
Head Judge: Tim Ferguson, freelance
David Barboza, The New York Times
Janet Guyon, freelance (former Quartz)
Loretta Chao, VICE News
Charles Wallace, freelance
The Cornelius Ryan Award
Best non-fiction book on international affairs.
Head Judge: Dan Hertzberg, freelance
John Bussey, The Wall Street Journal
Jennifer Siebens, freelance
Margaret Scott, New York University
The Madeline Dane Ross Award
Best international reporting in the print medium or digital showing a concern for the human condition.
Head Judge: Hannah Allam, NPR
Mark Seibel, Washington Post
Eugenia Harvey, WNET
Tina Susman, TIME Magazine
Ernesto Londono, The New York Times
The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award
Best international TV, video, radio, audio or podcast reporting showing a concern for the human condition.
Head Judge: Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times,
Jon Sawyer, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Donatella Lorch, Georgetown University
Leila Fadel, NPR
Sonni Efron, National Press Foundation
Leila Fadel recused herself from the jury’s final decision.
The Joe and Laurie Dine Award
Best international reporting in any medium dealing with human rights.
Head Judge: Anya Schiffrin, Columbia University
Alison Bethel McKenzie, Caribbean Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Rebecca Chao, New York Times
Mai Lynn Miller Nguyen, Open Society Foundations
Matt Schiavenza, Asia Society
The Whitman Bassow Award
Best reporting in any medium on international environmental issues.
Head Judge: Kim Murphy, The New York Times
Andrew Revkin, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Craig Welch, National Geographic
Mary Rajkumar, The Associated Press
Sam Eaton, freelance
Judge Michael Williams recused himself from the selection of the citation award.
The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award
Best reporting in any medium on Latin America.
Head Judge: William Booth, Washington Post
Dudley Althaus, freelance
Lizette Alvarez, freelance
Geri Smith, Inter-American Development Bank
Jeff Franks, freelance
The Kim Wall Award
Best story or series of stories on international affairs using creative and dynamic storytelling techniques.
Head Judge: Louise Roug, Huffington Pos
Kim Barker,The New York Times
Jessica Reed, The Guardian
Paul Hamilos, BussFeed News
Emily Feldman, freelance
The Roy Rowan Award
Best investigative reporting in any medium on an international story.
Head Judge: James B. Steele, independent
Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times
Sarah Cohen, Arizona State University
Joe Stephens, Princeton
Vernon Loeb, Inside Climate News
The Flora Lewis Award for Commentary
Best commentary in any medium on international news.
Head Judge: Bill Keller, freelance
Scott MacLeod, freelance
David Shipley, Bloomberg
John Daniszewski, The Associated Press
Eleanor Randolph, The New York Times
Bill Keller and Eleanor Randolph recused themselves from the final decision.