December 11, 2018

Event Coverage Highlight

PHOTOS & VIDEO: OPC Awards Dinner

The OPC’s 78th Annual Awards Dinner was one for the history books. The club raised a record amount of money through table sales and a new text-to-pledge campaign. Tenor James Valenti’s beautiful voice and a tribute to past OPC President Roy Rowan added a magical note to the evening. Keynote speaker Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide brought us back down to earth. “At no time in our country’s history have all of us in this room had a greater collective mission,” he said.

Please scroll down for speeches and stories from recipients receiving this year’s 22 awards. Click on the photos below to link directly to the award pages.


Attendees gather moments before the OPC Annual Awards Dinner program begins. Photo: Steve Moore

Sarah Lubman. Photo: Steve Moore

Former OPC President Bill Holstein delivers a tribute to journalist icon Roy Rowan, who died last year. Photo: Steve Moore

Award-winning tenor James Valenti singing a short piece in honor of Roy Rowan. Photo: Steve Moore

OPC President Deidre Depke. Photo: Steve Moore

Abdülhamit Bilici, former editor in chief of Turkey’s Zaman daily newspaper, lights the Candle of Concern for journalists imprisoned around the world. Photo: Steve Moore

Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, gives keynote remarks. Photo: Steve Moore

Presenter Lydia Polgreen, Editor in Chief of the Huffington Post, begins to announce the evening's awards. Photo: Steve Moore

Attendees celebrate during an after-dinner reception. Photo: Steve Moore

Left to right: OPC Executive Director Patricia Kranz, Andrew Lluberes and Mary Frances Benko. Photo: Steve Moore

OPC Presidents - Left to right: Allan Dodds Frank (former), Deidre Depke (current) and Marcus Mabry (former). Photo: Steve Moore

Former OPC President Michael Serrill. Photo: Steve Moore

Former OPC President Marcus Mabry and OPC Governor Minky Worden. Photo: Steve Moore

Left to right: Rod Nordland, Santiago Lyon, Jon Lee Anderson, Emma Daly and Michael Kamber
Photo: Steve Moore

Left to right: Deborah Rayner, Clarissa Ward, Mina Chang and Tommy Evans. Photo: Steve Moore

Photo: Steve Moore

Ciro Scotti, left, and Bob Dowling. Photo: Steve Moore

Masha Gessen, left, and Emma Daly. Photo: Steve Moore

OPC member Linda Fasulo. Photo: Steve Moore

Left to right: Marc Rowan, Sarah Lubman and Bill Holstein. Photo: Steve Moore

Fomer OPC presidents Michael Serrill, left, and Larry Smith. Photo: Steve Moore

Brion Tingler of Alibaba, center, and Bill Holstein, right. Photo: Steve Moore

Photo: Steve Moore

Photo: Steve Moore

 

VIDEO: Watch a playlist of clips from the Annual Awards Dinner in the window below.

 

Photos: Steve Moore

The Hal Boyle Award

The Bob Considine Award

The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award

The Olivier Rebbot Award

Best Feature Photography Award

The Lowell Thomas Award

The David Kaplan Award

The Edward R. Murrow Award

The Peter Jennings Award

The Ed Cunningham Award

The Thomas Nast Award

The Morton Frank Award

The Malcolm Forbes Award

The Cornelius Ryan Award

The Madeline Dane Ross Award

The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award

The Joe and Laurie Dine Award

The Whitman Bassow Award

The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award

Best Digital Reporting on International Affairs

Best Investigative Reporting

Best Commentary Award