May 23, 2024

Archive Event Highlight

Photos and Video From the 85th OPC Awards

The OPC’s 85th Anniversary Awards Dinner featured a keynote speech from Maria Ressa, the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize winner and CEO of the Philippine digital media company Rappler, presentation of the President’s Award to David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, lighting of the Press Freedom Candle by Ayman Mohyeldin, host of MSNBC’s “Ayman,” 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 Kaela Malig.

 

 

OPC Annual Awards Playlist
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Keynote Speech

Maria Ressa
CEO of Rappler

The OPC President’s Award

David Remnick
editor of The New Yorker

Candle-Lighting Ceremony
Ayman Mohyeldin, host of MSNBC’s “Ayman”


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 85th Anniversary Awards Dinner on April 25. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Ed Cunningham Award winners Khalid Abdelaziz, left and El Tayeb Siddig. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Maria Ressa, center, delivered keynote remarks at the OPC Annual Awards Dinner. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Left to right: OPC Past President Deidre Depke, OPC Vice President John Avlon, OPC Past President David A. Andelman, John R. MacArthur and OPC Executive Director Patricia Kranz. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

OPC Past President Allan Dodds Frank, left, and Edith Lederer. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Guests share cocktails during a reception at the OPC Awards Dinner. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

OPC Governors John Simons, left, and Brian Byrd. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

OPC President Scott Kraft, left, and OPC Past President Deidre Depke. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Left to right: Pamela Title, Lowell Thomas Award winner Eyder Peralta and OPC Past President David A. Andelman. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

OPC President Scott Kraft addresses guests. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

From left to right, David Remnick, center, applauds during the awards dinner with John Daniszewski, the OPC Awards head judge, and OPC Past President Marcus Mabry. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Ayman Mohyeldin, host of MSNBC’s “Ayman,” addresses the audience briefly before lighting the Press Freedom Candle honoring journalists who have been killed, injured or imprisoned in the past year. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Ayman Mohyeldin lights the OPC Press Freedom Candle. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

OPC Past President Marcus Mabry served as presenter for the awards ceremony. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Maria Ressa, co-founder and CEO of the Philippines’ Rappler news service. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

The Press Freedom Candle burns in the foreground as presenter and OPC Past President Marcus Mabry looks on. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, accepting the OPC President's Award. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Marcus Yam and OPC Vice President Azmat Khan, on far right, pose for a photo. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Left to right: Pamela Title with OPC Past Presidents Michael Serrill and Allan Dodds Frank. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Left to right: OPC Executive Director Patricia Kranz, OPC Governor Ginger Thompson, OPC Foundation scholar Trisha Mukherjee and OPC Vice President Azmat Khan. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Left to right: OPC Past President David A. Andelman, Pamela Title and Roger Cohen. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Madeline Dane Ross Award winner Krithika Varagur, talking to OPC Past President David. A. Andelman. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

Left to right: OPC Governor John Simons, OPC Secretary Jodi Schneider, and OPC Past President William J. Holstein. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

OPC Awards Dinner guests chat outside Cipriani 25 Broadway at the end of the celebration. Photo: Jennifer S. Altman

 

Scroll left and right to see photos of winners accepting certificates below, and click on each image to jump to the point in the video where winners accept each award. Photos are by Jennifer Altman, and videos were produced by Michael Smith.


The Hal Boyle Award:
Mark Mazzetti, accepting for New York Times staff, with Marcus Mabry, on right, serving as awards presenter. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The William Worthy Award: New York Times staff. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award: Mona Boshnaq accepting for Samar Abu Elouf, The New York Times. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Olivier Rebbot Award: Rickey Rogers accepting for Mohammed Salem, Reuters. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Danish Siddiqui Award: Nanna Heitmann, The New York Times. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Lowell Thomas Award: Dan Girma, Eyder Peralta and Jenny Schmidt, NPR. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The David Kaplan Award: CNN Worldwide staff. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Edward R. Murrow Award: Mohammed Al Hamadi and Fiona Lawson-Baker, for Alef Multimedia and the Al Jazeera Witness Team. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Peter Jennings Award: Michelle Mizner and Paul Haven, for FRONTLINE (PBS) and The Associated Press. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Ed Cunningham Award: Fabio Bertoni accepting for Heidi Blake, The New Yorker. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Best Cartoon Award: Matt Davies, Newsday. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Malcolm Forbes and Morton Frank Award: Miles Johnson, Financial Times. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Continuing Coverage of Conflict Award: El Tayeb Siddig and Khalid Abdelaziz, Reuters. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Cornelius Ryan Award: Paul Caruana Galizia, Penguin Random House, Riverhead Books. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Madeline Dane Ross Award: Krithika Varagur, Harper’s Magazine. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award: Simon Marks and Leila Hussain, Bloomberg News. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Joe and Laurie Dine Award: Isobel Yeung, VICE News

The Whitman Bassow Award: Reuters staff. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award: Diego Oré and Drazen Jorgic, Reuters. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Kim Wall Award: Felipe Dana and Renata Brito, The Associated Press. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Roy Rowan Award: Maya Martin, Ian Urbina and Nimal Eames-Scott, for The New Yorker and The Outlaw Ocean Project. Photo: Jennifer Altman

The Flora Lewis Award: David Remnick accepting for Mosab Abu Toha, The New Yorker. 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 The William Worthy Award

The Robert Capa
Gold Medal Award

The Olivier Rebbot Award

The Danish Siddiqui 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 Malcom Forbes and Morton Frank Award

The Continuing Coverage of Conflict 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