2018 Osborn Elliott Prize Luncheon and Discussion


Honoring Excellence in Journalism on Asia

Past Oz Prize winners

Lunch available from 12 p.m.
Discussion begins at 12:30 p.m.

Now in its 15th 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." The award has come to be known as the “Pulitzer for Asia.”

Previous winners of the Oz Prize are: Ellen Barry, The New York Times (2017); Sudarsan Raghavan, Washington Post (2016); Bloomberg News team (2015); Reuters team (2014); Bloomberg News team (2013); April Rabkin, Fast Company (2012); Keith BradsherNew York Times (2010), International Herald Tribune team (2009); Shai Oster, Wall Street Journal (2008); Evan Osnos, Chicago Tribune (2007); Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times; and Matthew McAllester, Newsday (2006); Philip P. PanWashington Post (2005); John PomfretWashington Post (2004); and Elisabeth Rosenthal, New York Times (2003).

Join us as NPR Middle East correspondent Deborah Amos 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 2018 award.

For more information go to: asiasociety.org/ozprize


Deborah Amos

Deborah Amos covers the Middle East for NPR News and is reporting on refugee resettlement and immigration in the U.S. Her reports can be heard on NPR's award-­winning Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. In 2017 Amos won the IWMF Courage in Journalism Award. In 2013 she won the Alfred I. DuPont-­Columbia Award, the George Foster Peabody Award and was honored by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation for her coverage of the Syrian uprising.

Marcus Brauchli

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 an 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.


Event Details

Wed 23 May 2018
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Asia Society
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021

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