76th Annual Overseas Press Club Awards

Contact: Tamara Boorstein (347) 628-8983 or tboorstein@opcofamerica.org

Reports of Conflict, Disease and Environment Dominate Overseas Press Club Awards

David Rohde of Thomson Reuters Receives President’s Award;

Kathy Gannon of The Associated Press Will Light the Press Freedom Candle in Memory of the Journalists Killed and Missing in Action

NEW YORK, April 30, 2015 — The 22 award-winning entries
for the annual Overseas Press Club Awards depict a world in which entire
nations and millions of people have been torn apart by newly intensified forces
of nationalism, extremism, disease and environmental degradation. Al
Jazeera America, Los Angeles Times and
The New York Times won
multiple awards.

While Middle East conflicts generated the most stories
submitted for the awards this year, others covered how Western ideals of
democracy and human rights are increasingly put to the test by Russian
aggression and Chinese ambition. Awards were also given to stories covering nations that once hoped to make the next leap of economic development, which are now mired in
conflicts over resources and workers.

“There has been a lot of tragic foreign news over the past year – from Ebola to Ukraine to the Central African Republic to ISIS – including the tragedy of murdered journalists, like James Foley,” says Marcus Mabry, president of the Overseas Press Club of America and editor at large of The New York Times. “But these awards tell us that despite mortal dangers, foreign correspondence – and foreign correspondents – are more vibrant than ever. And no one can stop a free and courageous press!”

David Rohde of Thomson Reuters will receive the President’s Award in recognition of his journalism career and his historic effort to craft a code of conduct for safely reporting global news. Kathy Gannon of The Associated Press will light the press freedom candle in memory of journalists who have died in the line of duty in 2014 and in honor of those injured, missing and abducted. Dean Baquet, the executive editor of The New York Times will deliver the keynote address.

Other news organizations winning awards include Agence France-Presse, Bloomberg Businessweek, De Standaard, Foreign Policy, National Geographic, NPR,
Philadelphia Daily News, POV, PBS, PRI,
Reuters, The Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington
Post,
and Time. First-time award
winners include HBO Sports and the online magazine Matter.

The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award, which honors the best photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise, will be presented to Marcus Bleasdale, a global
documentary photographer, for his work, “Central African Republic Inferno” done on assignment for Human Rights Watch, Foreign Policy and National
Geographic Magazine
.

The OPC Awards will be livestreamed. To tweet, use #OPCAwards2015. Detailed information and photographs will be posted on the OPC website at www.opcofamerica.org.
Contact patricia@opcofamerica.org or call 212 626-9220 if you wish to cover the award presentations in person.

There were 441 entries in this year’s competition.

AWARDS:

Newspapers, News
Services, Magazines or Online

THE HAL BOYLE AWARD

Best newspaper, news service or online reporting from abroad

Adam Nossiter, Nori Onishi, Helene Cooper, Sheri Fink and The
New York Times
Staff

The New York Times

Ebola From the Front
Line

THE BOB
CONSIDINE AWARD

Best newspaper, news
service or online interpretation of international affairs

Sergei
Loiko and Carol Williams, The Los Angeles
Times

Ukraine: A
Nation Torn Apart

THE MALCOLM FORBES AWARD

Best
international business news reporting in newspapers, news services or online

Stephen Grey and
Reuters team, Reuters

Comrade Capitalism

THE MADELINE DANE ROSS
AWARD

Best international
reporting in the print medium or online showing a concern

for the human condition

Jason Motlagh and Atish
Saha, The
Virginia Quarterly Review
 

The Ghosts of Rana
Plaza

 

THE WHITMAN BASSOW AWARD

Best reporting in any medium on international
environmental issues

Nick Miroff, The Washington Post

Pushing South

 

THE ROBERT SPIERS BENJAMIN AWARD

Best reporting in any medium on Latin America

Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Tracy Wilkinson, Kate Linthicum,

Cindy Carcamo and Don Bartletti, Los Angeles Times

A Wave of
Migrants

 

BEST
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING

Best investigative
reporting in any medium on an international story

C.J. Chivers, The New York Times

Secret Casualties

BEST
COMMENTARY

Best commentary on
international news in any medium

Matthew Kaminski, The Wall Street Journal

On Ukraine

 

THE ED CUNNINGHAM AWARD

Best magazine reporting
in print or online on an international story

Matthieu
Aikins and Sebastiano Tomada-Piccolomini

Medium/Matter

Whoever
Saves a Life

 

THE
MORTON FRANK AWARD

Best magazine international
business news reporting in print or online

Cam Simpson
and Jesse Westbrook, Bloomberg
Businessweek

The Hedge
Fund and the Despot

THE
JOE and LAURIE DINE AWARD

Best international
reporting in any medium dealing with human rights

Samuel
Black, Anjali Kamat and Fault Lines Staff, Al Jazeera America

America’s
War Workers

Photography

 

THE
ROBERT CAPA GOLD MEDAL AWARD

Best
published photographic reporting from abroad

requiring
exceptional courage, enterprise

Marcus Bleasdale,

Human Rights Watch, Foreign Policy and National Geographic Magazine

Central African
Republic Inferno

THE
OLIVIER REBBOT AWARD

Best photographic
reporting from abroad in magazines or books

Jérôme Sessini, Magnum
Photos, Time and De Standaard

Crime Without
Punishment

 

THE JOHN
FABER AWARD

Best photographic
reporting from abroad in newspapers or news services

Bulent Kilic, Agence
France Presse

Euromaidan Revolution
in Kiev

FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD

Best feature
photography published in any medium on an international theme

Rodrigo Abd, The Associated
Press

Peru’s Illegal Gold
Mining

 

TV and
Radio

 

THE
LOWELL THOMAS AWARD

Best radio or audio news
or interpretation of international affairs

Marine
Olivesi and Aaron Schachter, PRI’s “The World”

Repercussions
of the Arab Spring

THE DAVID
KAPLAN AWARD

Best TV or video spot news reporting
from abroad

Nick
Schifrin, Philip Maravilla and Ben Mulkey, Al
Jazeera America

Conflict
in Gaza

 

THE
EDWARD R. MURROW AWARD

Best TV or video interpretation
or documentary on international affairs

Rachel Boynton and
Simon Kilmurry

POV, PBS and American
Documentary Inc.

Big Men

 

THE DAVID A. ANDELMAN and PAMELA TITLE AWARD

Best international reporting in the
broadcast media showing a concern for the
human condition

Josh Fine and David
Scott, HBO Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel

The Price of Glory

Books

 

THE
CORNELIUS RYAN AWARD

Best non-fiction book
on international affairs

Evan Osnos, Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Age of
Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China

 

Cartoons

THE THOMAS NAST AWARD

Best cartoons on
international affairs

Signe
Wilkinson, Philadelphia Daily News

Multimedia

BEST
MULTIMEDIA NEWS PRESENTATION

Best use of video,
interactive graphics and slideshows to report on international news

Steve Inskeep, Kainaz Amaria and NPR Staff, National Public Radio

Borderland

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The Overseas Press Club of America was founded in 1939 in New York by a group of foreign
correspondents. The OPC seeks to maintain an international association of
journalists working in the United States and abroad; to encourage the highest
standards of professional integrity and skill in the reporting of news; to help
educate a new generation of journalists; to contribute to the freedom and
independence of journalists and the press throughout the world, and to work
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