OPC Awards Current Recipients

Congratulations to our awards recipients for this year! Acceptance speech videos of the 2012 winners are available on our Youtube.com/opcofamerica channel.

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Award Date Award Award Recipient(s) As appeared in/on Honored for Narrative
Rob Rogers 2012 11 The Thomas Nast Award Best cartoons on international affairs. Rob Rogers Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

According to his editors, Rob Rogers "enrages" and "infuriates" some readers in Pittsburgh. The OPC Committee presumes he delights many more with his deft application of humor to...

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From left: Michael Riley and Ashlee Vance 2012 12 The Morton Frank Award Best business reporting from abroad in magazines. Michael Riley, Ashlee Vance with Zoe Schneeweiss Bloomberg Businessweek It’s Not Paranoia If They’re Stealing Your Secrets: Inside the Chinese Boom in Corporate Espionage

This timely, well-written account shows how the unprecedented scale of Chinese corporate espionage and wholesale intellectual property theft is devastating U.S. companies. This strongly sourced...

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David Barboza 2012 13 The Malcom Forbes Award Best business reporting from abroad in newspapers or wire services. David Barboza The New York Times China’s Secret Fortunes

David Barboza penetrated to the heart of China’s secretive system to provide an intricate and painstaking chronicle of linkages between the Communist Party’s most powerful...

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Peter Bergen 2012 14 The Cornelius Ryan Award Peter Bergen Crown Publishing Group Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden From 9/11 to Abbottabad

Peter Bergen brings his decades of reporting and insights to bear in this definitive account of the search for Osama bin-Laden. He captures the tension of the years-long post-9/11...

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Mark Jenkins 2012 15 The Madeline Dane Ross Award Best international reporting in the print medium or online showing a concern for the human condition Mark Jenkins with photographer Lynn Johnson National Geographic Magazine The Healing Fields

Mark Jenkins has captured the breadth of human emotions, motivations, and coping mechanisms in his examination of how one country, Cambodia, has moved forward from the lingering...

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From left: Najibullah Quraishi and Jamie Doran 2012 16 The David A Andelman and Pamela Title Award Best international reporting in the broadcast media showing a concern for the human condition Najibullah Quraishi and Jamie Doran WGBH Frontline and Clover Films Opium Brides

Najibullah Quraishi’s reporting in Opium Brides stood out for its exploration of a dangerous, hidden world to reveal a human tragedy: young Afghan girls traded by their opium...

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Clockwise from left: Sebastian Rotella, Brian Reed, Habiba Nosheen and  Ana Aran 2012 17 The Joe and Laurie Dine Award Best international reporting in any medium dealing with human rights Sebastian Rotella, Ana Arana, Brian Reed, Habiba Nosheen ProPublica, Fundacion MEPI and WBEZ’s This American Life “Massacre, Memory and Justice in Guatemala”

“Finding Oscar” is a magnificent journalistic collaboration documenting how prosecutors, forensic anthropologists and human rights activists persevered for 30 years in their quest for justice...

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Peter Gwin 2012 18 The Whitman Bassow Award Best reporting in any medium on international environmental issues Peter Gwin with photographer Brent Stirton National Geographic Magazine Rhino Wars

We chose to honor the powerful National Geographic piece, Rhino Wars by Peter Gwin, with amazing photographs by Brent Stirton. The topic was...

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Alberto Arce 2012 19 The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award Best reporting in any medium on Latin America Alberto Arce Associated Press Honduras

One of the most violent countries in the world receives scant media coverage. But Alberto Arce of the Associated Press has displayed a combination of courage, strong reporting and a flair for...

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A Perfect Terrorist: David Coleman Headley’s Web of Betrayal 2012 20 Best Multimedia News Presentation Best use of video, interactive graphics and slideshows to report on international news Thomas Jennings, Sabrina Shankman, Travis Fox, James Milward, Pietro Gagliano, Ryan Andal, Ashlee Lougheed, Sam Bailey, Andrew Golis Based on reporting by Sebastian Rotella of ProPublica WGBH/Frontline & Secret Location “A Perfect Terrorist: David Coleman Headley’s Web of Betrayal”

This entry’s use of video, documents, photographs and news articles was unlike any other project submitted for this year’s awards. The entry combines an excellent narrative with a compelling...

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