July 25, 2024

Event Coverage Highlight

Photos and Video From the 84th OPC Awards

The OPC’s 84th Anniversary Awards Dinner featured a keynote speech from Alessandra Galloni, editor-in-chief for Reuters, presentation of the President’s Award to Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief international correspondent, lighting of the Press Freedom Candle by Oksana Markarova, the Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States, remarks about Evan Gershkovich from Almar Latour, the chief executive officer of Dow Jones and publisher of The Wall Street Journal, and acceptance speeches from recipients receiving this year’s 22 awards for exceptional international journalism. Explore the page below to see photos and videos from the celebration.

Click here to read our event recap by Rebecca Redelmeier.

Click here to read a transcript of the keynote speech by Alessandra Galloni, editor-in-chief for Reuters.

 

 

OPC Annual Awards Playlist
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Keynote Speech

Alessandra Galloni

The OPC President’s Award

Christiane Amanpour

Candle-Lighting Ceremony

Oksana Markarova, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States

Wall Street Journal Publisher Almar Latour

Latour calls for Immediate Release of Evan Gershkovich and thanks friends and colleagues for their support.


Scroll left and right using the white arrows to see photos from the evening’s festivities below.


Guests gather for a cocktail reception before the OPC's 84th Anniversary Awards Dinner on April 27. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

The OPC's awards ceremony honored exceptional journalism from the past year in 22 categories. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Left to right: Oksana Markarova, the ambassador of Ukraine to the United States; OPC Past President David A. Andelman; and CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Past OPC Presidents, left to right: Michael Serrill, David A. Andelman, Marcus Mabry and William J. Holstein. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Left to right: Robert Capa Gold Medal Award winner Marcus Yam, OPC President Scott Kraft, OPC Governor Singeli Agnew, OPC Governor Marjorie Miller and OPC Executive Director Patricia Kranz. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

OPC President Scott Kraft opens the evening's awards celebration. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

John Avlon, senior political analyst and anchor at CNN and a Vice President of the OPC, begins introducing the evening's speakers and awards. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Oksana Markarova, the ambassador of Ukraine to the United States, talks about the crucial role that press freedom has to play in preserving democracies around the world. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Oksana Markarova, the ambassador of Ukraine to the United States, lights a candle to honor journalists who have been killed, imprisoned or missing while doing their jobs. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

OPC Governor Beth Knobel, in the foreground, watches the ceremony with guests. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Almar Latour, the chief executive officer of Dow Jones and publisher of The Wall Street Journal, calls for the immediate release of his Journal colleague, Evan Gershkovich, who Russia detained in March and had imprisoned for more than four weeks at the time of the dinner. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Alessandra Galloni, editor-in-chief for Reuters and a past OPC Award winner, delivers keynote remarks. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Christiane Amanpour, CNN chief international correspondent, speaks to attendees after receiving this year’s President’s Award. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

OPC Executive Director Patricia Kranz, left, with OPC President Scott Kraft. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

President's Award recipient Christiane Amanpour, left, with OPC Vice President and awards presenter John Avlon. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

OPC President Scott Kraft, left, and Robert Nickelsberg. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Laila Al-Arian and Singeli Agnew. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

OPC Secretary Jodi Schneider, left, and Femi Oke. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Abigail Pesta, left, and Minky Worden. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Left to right: OPC Foundation scholars Youcef Bounab, Katri Reilly (Associate Director), Andrew Califf, Daniel Shailer, Jane Reilly (Executive Director), Rachel Nostrant and Kaela Malig. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Beatrice Dupuy, left, and Jacqueline Charles. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Left to right: Laetitia Vancon, Meaghan Looram, Adriana Zehbrauskas and Gaia Tripoli. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Left to right: David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award winners Ramita Navai, Karim Shah, and Eamonn Matthews. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Left to right: Lowell Thomas Award winner Ike Sriskandarajah, Seyward Darby and Madeline Dane Ross Award winner Sarah Souli. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Marcus Yam and Elizabeth Walsh. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Li Yuan of The New York Times, winner of the Flora Lewis Award, walks through a reception following the awards ceremony. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Scroll left and right to see photos of winners accepting certificates below, and click on each image to watch the presentation and acceptance speech from winners of each award. Photos are by Jennifer Altman, and videos were produced by Michael Smith.

 


The Hal Boyle Award: Sarah El Deeb and Mary Rajkumar, accepting for Associated Press staff. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Bob Considine Award: Nicolas Pelham, 1843 magazine. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award: Marcus Yam, Los Angeles Times. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Olivier Rebbot Award: Justyna Mielnikiewicz, third from left, with colleagues from The Wall Street Journal. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Feature Photography Award: Laetitia Vancon, The New York Times. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Lowell Thomas Award: Ike Sriskandarajah, accepting on behalf of the teams from Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The David Kaplan Award: Matthew Chance, far right, accepting with colleagues from CNN. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Edward R. Murrow Award: Laila Al-Arian, Jeremy Young and Femi Oke, Al Jazeera English. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Peter Jennings Award: CNN colleagues and Christo Grozev of Bellingcat, accepting on behalf of Daniel Roher. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Ed Cunningham Award: Tracey Weber and Lynzy Billing, ProPublica. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Best Cartoon Award: Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Morton Frank Award: Evan Simon, Cho Park, John Carlos Frey and David Scott, ABC News. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Malcolm Forbes Award: Will Fitzgibbon, Eva Herscowitz and Debbie Cenziper, ProPublica and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists with more than 50 international media organizations and Northwestern University. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Cornelius Ryan Award: William Neuman, St. Martin’s Press. Photo: Jennifer Altman

Madeline Dane Ross Award: Sarah Souli, The Atavist Magazine. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award: Karim Shah, Ramita Navai and Eamonn Matthews, FRONTLINE PBS. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Joe and Laurie Dine Award: New York Times staff. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Whitman Bassow Award: Max De Haldevang, second from left, with colleagues from Bloomberg Green. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award: Douglas Jehl, accepting on behalf of Terrence McCoy and Washington Post Staff. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Kim Wall Award: Jacqueline Charles, The Miami Herald. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Roy Rowan Award: Staff of The Associated Press and FRONTLINE PBS. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Flora Lewis Award: Li Yuan, The New York Times. Photo: Jennifer Altman

 

 


Click on the thumbnail photos below to see the award pages, with links to the winning work and slide shows of winning images from photo and cartoon award winners.

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 Best Cartoon 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

The Kim Wall Award

The Roy Rowan Award

The Flora Lewis Award