Event Coverage Highlight
PHOTOS & VIDEO: OPC Awards Dinner
The OPC’s 80th Annual Awards Dinner featured keynote remarks from Martin Baron, the executive editor of The Washington Post, who said that amid increasing attacks on the press that journalists and advocates of free expression around the must give “unwavering, unambiguous, forceful, principled support” to the world’s independent press. David Ignatius, an associate editor and columnist for The Washington Post, lit the Candle of Remembrance in honor of murdered Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi and more than 50 other journalists worldwide killed in connection with their work in 2018. Lester Holt, anchor of NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC was the awards presenter.
Please scroll down and click on the photo tiles below to link directly to each of the award pages, where you can see videos of recipients’ speeches receiving this year’s 21 awards.
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Keynote from Martin Baron
Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron delivers the keynote address at the Annual Awards Dinner.
Maggie Steber Receives the OPC President’s Award
Veteran photojournalist Maggie Steber, a 1988 OPC Award winner who has worked in 64 countries, accepts this year’s President’s Award.
Slideshow from the Annual Awards Dinner:
Maggie Steber, left, receives the President’s Award from Pancho Bernasconi. Photo: Steve Moore
Martin Baron, keynote speaker. Photo: Steve Moore
David Rohde. Photo: Steve Moore
David Ignatius lights the Candle of Remembrance. Photo: Steve Moore
Lester Holt, awards presenter. Photo: Steve Moore
Sarah Lubman, chair of the dinner committee. Photo: Steve Moore
Left to right: Mike Chase, Patrick Chappatte, and Leah Spiro.Photo: Steve Moore
Michael Serrill, left, and Trudy Rubin. Photo: Steve Moore
Left to right: Jon Sawyer, Patricia Kranz, Kem Sawyer.Photo: Steve Moore
Left to right: Maggie Steber, Pancho Bernasconi and Nina Berman. Photo: Steve Moore
Patricia Kranz, left, and Andrea Bergman. Photo: Steve Moore
Doug Jehl, left, and Paula Dwyer. Photo: Steve Moore
Jeffrey Stern, left, and Trudy Rubin. Photo: Steve Moore
Pancho Bernasconi, left, and OPC Executive Director Patricia Kranz. Photo: Steve Moore
David Andelman, left, and Han Tjan. Photo: Steve Moore
David Ignatius. Photo: Steve Moore
Left to right: Laura King, Betsy Kraft, Scott Kraft and Tracy Wilkinson. Photo: Steve Moore
Bronwyn Starr, left, and Brian Byrd. Photo: Steve Moore
Vivienne Walt, left, and Patricia Kranz. Photo: Steve Moore
Left to right: Minky Worden, Gordon Crovitz and Melissa Ng. Photo: Steve Moore
Click on the award images below to see individual award pages with video clips of each acceptance speech.