September 30, 2020

Event Coverage Highlight

OPC Award Winners Share Their Stories: Edward R. Murrow Award

Left to right: Singeli Agnew, Rukmini Callimachi and Geoff O’Brien.

Join the OPC for an online discussion with winners of this year’s Edward R. Murrow Award for best TV, video or documentary interpretation of international affairs with a run time up to 30 minutes.

RSVPs are required. Links to the video conference call will be emailed to registrants before the program begins.

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Winners participating in the call include: Singeli AgnewRukmini Callimachi and Geoff O’Brien of The New York Times for “Collision,” a video series episode covering the murders of two cyclists who were touring the world when ISIS ran them down and stabbed them to death. Vivienne Walt, Paris-based reporter for TIME magazine and head judge for this year’s Edward R. Murrow Award, will moderate.

Judges for the Edward R. Murrow Award said:

“This episode of the New York Times’ The Weekly series tells a tale of poignant tragedy, through meticulous reporting and strong visual imagery. The narrative arc takes viewers from the open joyfulness of two young Americans, into the heart of a cold-blooded ISIS outpost in the wilds of Tajikistan. From the victims’ excited dispatches home, to the chilling cell phone videos from the killer, the film leaves the audience moved and disturbed, with a lot to contemplate once it ends.”

Watch the winning piece here:

Collision >>