2017 Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism in Asia
Lunch Available from 12:00PM
Now in its 14th year, Asia Society’s “Oz Prize” is the premier honor bestowed for excellence in journalism on Asia. It honors the late Osborn Elliott, the legendary journalist and longtime Newsweek editor, who set new standards for reporting and editing and became one of the earliest practitioners of "civic journalism."
Join us as the editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News, John Micklethwait, moderates a conversation featuring this year’s honoree. Jury Chair Marcus Brauchli, managing partner at North Base Media and former executive editor of The Washington Post, will present the 2017 award. In addition, there will be a special moment honoring the journalistic achievements of renowned foreign correspondent at the Associated Press; former New York Times Managing Editor; and former administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, Seymour Topping.
Marcus Brauchli is the jury chair for the Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia. He 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 its research services including Bloomberg Intelligence. Prior to joining Bloomberg in February 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. In 2010, Micklethwait was named Editor's Editor by the British Society of Magazine Editors.