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2017 Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia

Luncheon, Award Ceremony & Conversation to Honor Ellen Barry, The New York Times

NEW YORK, May 23, 2017 — Asia Society honors Ellen Barry of The New York Times with the 2017 Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia. After the award was presented by Jury Chair Marcus Brauchli, Barry discussed the implications of her reporting with John Micklethwait of Bloomberg. The program included a special tribute to Seymour Topping, a renowned former managing editor of The New York Times. (1 hr., 21 min.)

Lunch Available from 12:00PM

Join us as we honor Ellen Barry of The New York Times, winner of the 2017 Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia. Barry won for a series of stories on the role of women in India’s economy and society, and the barriers to their entry into the workforce despite a prolonged economic expansion.

John Micklethwait of Bloomberg will moderate a conversation with Barry. Jury Chair Marcus Brauchli will present the award. There will also be a special tribute to Seymour Topping, renowned foreign correspondent at the Associated Press, former managing editor of The New York Times, and former administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes.

Now in its 14th year, Asia Society’s “Oz Prize” is the premier honor bestowed for excellence in journalism on Asia. The $10,000 award honors the late Osborn Elliott, legendary journalist and longtime Newsweek editor.

Ellen Barry has been the Delhi bureau chief for The New York Times since June 2013. Beginning in 2008, she was The Times Moscow correspondent then bureau chief. In 2011, she won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for her work with Clifford J. Levy, former Moscow bureau chief, on Russia’s faltering justice system.

Prior to joining The Times as a Metro reporter in 2007, Barry wrote for The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Boston Phoenix, and The Moscow Times. She was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2004 for beat reporting on mental health, and in 2002 for Feature Writing for her “Lost Boys of Sudan” series. That series also earned her the American Society of Newspaper Editors 2002 Distinguished Writing Award for Non-Deadline Writing.

Marcus Brauchli is the Oz Prize jury chair. He currently serves as Managing Partner at North Base Media, and as Advisor to Graham Holdings Co. His career in journalism has included stints as executive editor of The Washington Post, and as the top editor at The Wall Street Journal, where he spent 15 years as a correspondent and bureau chief in Asia and Europe.

John Micklethwait is the editor-in-chief of Bloomberg where he oversees editorial content across all Bloomberg platforms, including its news, newsletters, magazines, opinion, television, radio and digital properties, as well as Bloomberg Intelligence. Prior to joining Bloomberg in 2015, Micklethwait was editor-in-chief of The Economist. He is the co-author of six books, most recently The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State.


Event Details

Tue 23 May 2017
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Asia Society
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021

Members: $40; Students/Seniors: $50; Nonmembers: $65
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