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Andy Rooney Honored with OPC Lifetime Achievement

Well it’s about time.

The Overseas Press Club is bestowing its President’s Award for lifetime achievement to 91-year-old Andy Rooney at a ceremony tonight.

OPC President Allan Dodds Frank will present Rooney with the award for distinguished service in the field of journalism. The “60 Minutes” commentator, newspaper columnist, author of 16 books and former World War II foreign correspondent for the Army’s Stars & Stripes joined the OPC in 1947, an organization which was founded just seven years earlier.

The rest of the honorees, after the jump…


Newspaper and news services

THE HAL BOYLE AWARD

• Best newspaper or news service reporting from abroad
FARNAZ FASSIHI, The Wall Street Journal
“Hearst, Minds and Blood: The Battle for Iran.”

THE BOB CONSIDINE AWARD

• Best newspaper or news service interpretation of international affairs
RAJIV CHANDRASEKARAN, KAREN DeYOUNG, BOB WOODWARD
The Washington Post, “Obama’s War”

THE MALCOLM FORBES AWARD

• Best business reporting from abroad in newspapers or news services
KEITH BRADSHER, The New York Times
“Green China”

Photography

THE ROBERT CAPA GOLD MEDAL AWARD

• Best published photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise
KHALIL HAMRA, Associated Press, “War in Gaza”

THE OLIVIER REBBOT AWARD

• Best photographic reporting from abroad in magazines or books
DAVID BURNETT, ROBERT PLEDGE and JACQUES MENASCHE
National Geographic Books/Focal Point w/ Contact Press Images
“44 Days: Iran and the Remaking of the World”

and

ALVARO YBARRA ZAVALA
Reportage by Getty Images
“The Gunmen of the Bolivarian Revolution”

THE JOHN FABER AWARD

•Best photographic reporting from abroad in newspapers or news services

SARAH L. VOISIN, The Washington Post
“In Mexico’s War on Drugs, Battle Lines are Drawn in Chalk”

FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD

• Best feature photography published in any medium on an international theme
Q. SAKAMAKI, Redux Pictures/Time
“Xinjiang: Shifting Sands”

TV and Radio

THE LOWELL THOMAS AWARD

• Best radio news or interpretation of international affairs
SORAYA SARHADDI NELSON, LAUREN JENKINS, DOUGLAS ROBERTS
National Public Radio, “Afghanistan: Nightmares and Dreams of a Nation at War”

THE DAVID KAPLAN AWARD

• Best TV spot news reporting from abroad
DAVID MARTIN, MARY WALSH, ROB BLACHE, KEN CRUMP,
WARD SLOANE, RICK KAPLAN
CBS Evening News, “The Battle of Wanat”

THE EDWARD R. MURROW AWARD

• Best TV interpretation or documentary on international affairs
MARCELA GAVIRIA and MARTIN SMITH for Rain Media,
DAVID FANNING for Frontline: “Obama’s War”

THE CARL SPIELVOGEL AWARD

• Best international reporting in the broadcast media showing a concern for the human condition
LEON GELLER, MARCUS VETTER, TOM CASCIATO, NINA CHAUDRY,
JEFF SEELBACH, AARON BROWN
WNET-TV New York/WNET.org
“Wide Angle: Heart of Jenin”

Magazines

THE ED CUNNINGHAM AWARD

• Best magazine reporting from abroad
ALISSA J. RUBIN, The New York Times Magazine
“How Baida Wanted to Die”

THE MORTON FRANK AWARD

• Best business reporting from abroad in magazines
MICHAEL LEWIS, Vanity Fair
“Wall Street on the Tundra”

THE MADELINE DANE ROSS AWARD

• Best international reporting in the print medium showing a concern for the human condition
ABIGAIL HAWORTH, Marie Claire
“Forced to be Fat”

THE JOE and LAURIE DINE AWARD

• Best international reporting in a print medium dealing with human rights
MAZIAR BAHARI, Newsweek
“118 Days in Hell”

THE WHITMAN BASSOW AWARD

• Best reporting in any medium on international environmental issues
JASON GALE, Bloomberg Markets
“Sanitation Nightmare”

THE ROBERT SPIERS BENJAMIN AWARD

• Best reporting in any medium on Latin America
JON LEE ANDERSON, The New Yorker
“Gangland”

Books

THE CORNELIUS RYAN AWARD

• Best non-fiction book on international affairs
DAVID FINKEL, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
“The Good Soldiers”

Web

ONLINE JOURNALISM AWARD

• Best web coverage of international affairs
T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, DOUG SMITH, PRATAP CHATTERJEE
ProPublica
“Disposable Army”

Cartoons

THE THOMAS NAST AWARD

• Best cartoons on international affairs
NATE BEELER, The Washington Examiner

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