WaPo has raised its Overseas Press Awards award total to 37. This year’s awards are being announced in Manhattan tonight.
The reporting team of Bob Woodward, Rajiv Chandrasekaran and Karen DeYoung won for best news interpretation for their series on the Obama Administration’s search for a new Afghanistan strategy. WaPo photographer Sarah Voisin won for images of residents in Mexican communities affected by drug wars.
The John Faber Award for Best photographic reporting from abroad in newspapers or news services went to WaPo’s Sarah Voisin.
Not included among the 37 OPC awards won by the newspaper, a book called The Good Soldiers by WaPo’s David Finkel. Finkel won the Cornelius Ryan OPC Book Award for his account of eight harrowing months with the 2-16 Ranger Army Battalion in Iraq.
NYT Magazine’s Alissa Rubin won for best magazine reporting for a story on a would-be female suicide bomber in Iraq. The TimesÂ’ second OPC award went to Keith Bradsher for best business reporting on the contradictions and promise of China’s environmental push.
WSJ’s Farnaz Fassihi won the coveted Hal Boyle Award for best newspaper reporting from abroad for”"Hearts, Minds and Blood: The Battle for Iran.”
The AP won the Robert Capa Gold Medal Award for best photo reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage. Noteworthy: “Khalil Hamra’s pictures of the Israeli military incursion into Gaza showed bravery, especially as combatants mingled among the civilians.”
CBS’s Andy Rooney received the President’s Award for lifetime achievement and David Rohde, the NYT correspondent who escaped his Taliban captors, will light the Press Freedom Candle in honor of the 71 journalists killed last year in the line of duty.
In the cartoon category, THE THOMAS NAST AWARD for best cartoons on international affairs went to Nate Beeler, of The Washington Examiner.
See a complete list of award winners after the jump…