OPC Awards Current Recipients

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Award Date Award Award Recipient(s) As appeared in/on Honored for Narrative
Adam Nossiter, Nori Onishi, Sheri Fink and Helene Cooper 2014 01 The Hal Boyle Award Best newspaper or wire service reporting from abroad. Adam Nossiter, Nori Onishi, Sheri Fink, Helene Cooper and The New York Times staff The New York Times Ebola from the Front Line

When the world’s attention focused on the devastating spread of Ebola in West Africa, reporters for The New York Times delivered, day after day, foreign correspondence at its best. In a...

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Sergei Loiko and Carol Williams 2014 02 The Bob Considine Award Best newspaper or wire service interpretation of international affairs. Sergei Loiko and Carol Williams Los Angeles Times Ukraine: A Nation Torn Apart

The Los Angeles Times coverage of the Ukrainian conflict stood out from the rest for its guts, credibility, originality, depth and sophistication of interpretation, and its engaging...

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Marcus Bleasdale 2014 03 The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award Best published photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise. Marcus Bleasdale Human Rights Watch, Foreign Policy and National Geographic Magazine Central African Republic Inferno

Marcus Bleasdale viscerally captured the brutal violence in the Central African Republic at a time when the world’s attention was focused on ISIS, Ukraine and other crises. His menacing, unnerving...

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Jerome Sessini 2014 04 The Olivier Rebbot Award Best photographic reporting from abroad in magazines and books. Jerome Sessini Magnum Photos, TIME and De Standaard Crime Without Punishment

Jerome Sessini’s photographs of the wreckage of a Malaysia Airlines jet shot down over eastern Ukraine last year captured imagery that is profoundly elegiac. There is a quiet strength that propels...

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Bulent Kilic 2014 05 The John Faber Award Best photographic reporting from abroad in newspapers and wire services. Bulent Kilic Agence France Presse Euromaidan Revolution in Kiev

Bulent Kilic brings viewers right into Ukraine’s revolution, capturing the chaos of the moment. His work is inspired visual reporting under difficult conditions. Each image can stand alone, and...

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Rodrigo Abd 2014 06 Feature Photography Award Feature Photography Award Rodrigo Abd The Associated Press Peru's Illegal Gold Mining

Rodrigo Abd shines a light on an underreported subject, the threat looming for 20...

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Marine Olivesi and Aaron Schachter 2014 07 The Lowell Thomas Award Best radio news or interpretation of international affairs. Marine Olivesi and Aaron Schachter PRI’s The World Repercussions of the Arab Spring

In a series of stories for PRI, Marine Olivesi describes the ordinary people whose lives have been torn apart by extremism around the Middle...

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Nick Schifrin, Philip Maravilla and Ben Mulkey 2014 08 The David Kaplan Award Best TV spot news reporting from abroad. Nick Schifrin, Philip Maravilla and Ben Mulkey Al Jazeera America Conflict in Gaza

The reporting of Nick Shifrin and his crew from Gaza for Al Jazeera...

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Rachel Boynton and Simon Kilmurry 2014 09 The Edward R Murrow Award Best TV interpretation or documentary on international affairs. Rachel Boynton and Simon Kilmurry POV, PBS and American Documentary Inc. Big Men

A surprising story that takes the viewer to an unexpected place and introduces unconventional characters. "Big Men’’ unpacks a single oil deal, in the...

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Matthieu Aikins and Sebastiano Tomada 2014 10 The Ed Cunningham Award Best magazine reporting from abroad. Matthieu Aikins and Sebastiano Tomada Medium / Matter Whoever Saves a Life

In the best tradition of wartime storytelling, Aikins’s vivid characters offer a truly fresh window into the Syrian...

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