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The OPC’s 78th Annual Awards Dinner will be held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on April 27th, 2017. A cocktail reception, sponsored by Alibaba Group, will begin at 6:00 p.m. The dinner and program will start at 7:00 p.m., featuring acceptance speeches from this year’s winners in 22 award categories. A reception sponsored by Reuters will follow.
Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, will be the keynote speaker, and the host of the dinner will be Lydia Polgreen, editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post. The President’s Award will go to journalists who died covering the war in Syria.
For OPC members, individual tickets can be purchased for $295, with one member’s guest ticket allowed at the same price.
Non-member tickets are $750.
New this year: a VIP reception with winners and OPC governors at 5:00 p.m. Individual tickets are $100.
For more information, please contact OPC Executive Director Patricia Kranz at 212 626-9220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The OPC Annual Awards:
Scroll down to read information and award sponsors for this year’s 22 award categories.
1. The Hal Boyle Award
Best newspaper, news service or digital reporting from abroad.
Sponsor: Norman Pearlstine in memory of Jerry Flint
2. The Bob Considine Award
Best newspaper, news service or digital interpretation of international affairs.
Sponsor: William J. Holstein and Rita Sevell
3. The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award
Best published photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise.
Sponsor: TIME magazine
4. The Olivier Rebbot Award
Best photographic reporting from abroad in any medium.
Sponsor: Getty Images
5. The Feature Photography Award
Best feature photography published in any medium on an international theme.
Sponsor: Cyma Rubin – Business of Entertainment
6. The Lowell Thomas Award
Best radio or audio, or podcast news or interpretation of international affairs.
7. The David Kaplan Award
Best TV or video spot news reporting from abroad.
Sponsor: Ben and Karen Sherwood
8. The Edward R. Murrow Award
Best TV, video or documentary interpretation of international affairs less than one hour.
9. The Peter Jennings Award
Best TV, video or documentary about international affairs one hour or longer.
Sponsor: Jennings Family
10. The Ed Cunningham Award
Best magazine reporting in print or digital on an international story.
Sponsor: Ford Motor Company
11. The Thomas Nast Award
Best cartoons on international affairs.
12. The Morton Frank Award
Best magazine international business news reporting in print or digital.
Sponsor: Mark Lemcke
13. The Malcolm Forbes Award
Best international business news reporting in newspapers, news services or digital.
Sponsor: Forbes Magazine
14. The Cornelius Ryan Award
Best non-fiction book on international affairs.
Sponsor: Friends of Richard Threlkeld
15. The Madeline Dane Ross Award
Best international reporting in the print medium or digital showing a concern for the human condition.
Sponsor: Linda Fasulo
16. The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award
Best international reporting in the broadcast media showing a concern for the human condition.
Sponsor: David A. Andelman and Pamela Title
17. The Joe and Laurie Dine Award
Best international reporting in any medium dealing with human rights.
Sponsor: Philip Dine
18. The Whitman Bassow Award
Best reporting in any medium on international environmental issues.
19. The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award
Best reporting in any medium on Latin America.
20. Best Digital Reporting on International Affairs
Best story or series of stories using creative and dynamic digital storytelling techniques.
21. Best Investigative Reporting
Best investigative reporting in any medium on an international story.
Sponsor: Michael Serrill
22. Best Commentary
Best commentary in any medium on international news.
Sponsor: Robert Serio
Last Year’s Award Recipients
Check out last year’s winners, with links to stories and acceptance speeches from the 2016 Annual Awards Dinner.
About the OPC
The Overseas Press Club of America is the nation’s oldest and largest association of journalists engaged in international news. Every April, it awards the most prestigious prizes devoted exclusively to international news coverage.
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