[MEMBERS-ONLY WEBCAST] 2020 Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on AsiaVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Conversation Honoring Gerry Shih, The Washington Post
Gerry Shih, the 2020 winner of the Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia, discusses his reporting work in China with veteran journalist Marcus Brauchli. (54 min., 37 sec.)
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Join us for a webcast conversation with Gerry Shih of The Washington Post, the 2020 winner of Asia Society's Osborn Elliott Prize for his wide-ranging coverage of China. Shih was based in Beijing from 2014 until March 2020, when the Chinese government revoked the press credentials of a dozen American journalists. He will discuss his work and the challenges of reporting in China with Oz Prize Jury Chair Marcus Brauchli, Managing Partner at North Base Media and former top editor of The Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. Dorinda Elliott, a member of the Oz Prize Jury and SVP, Director of Programs at China Institute, will give introductory remarks and talk about the Prize.
Asia Society’s Osborn Elliott 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.
Gerry Shih is a China correspondent for The Washington Post. He was based in Beijing from 2014 until March 2020, when the Chinese government revoked the press credentials of a dozen American journalists at The Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. Before joining The Post in 2018, he was a Beijing correspondent for the Associated Press, where he reported on China’s ethnic policies and its re-education and surveillance campaign in the Xinjiang region. He was part of a team of Associated Press reporters that was awarded the Osborn Elliott Prize in 2019 for its coverage of Xinjiang.
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 fifteen years as a correspondent and bureau chief in Asia and Europe.
Dorinda Elliott is SVP, Director of Programs, at the China Institute. Before joining China Institute, Elliott worked as editorial and communications director at the Paulson Institute, founded by Hank Paulson. Before that, Elliott worked as a journalist for 25 years, serving as Asia editor and bureau chief in Beijing, Moscow, and Hong Kong for Newsweek magazine and editor in chief of Asiaweek, among other roles.
Tom Nagorski is Executive Vice President of Asia Society. He joined the Asia Society following a three-decade career in journalism — having served most recently as Managing Editor for International Coverage at ABC News. He has written for several publications and is the author of Miracles on the Water: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack. Nagorski serves on Princeton University’s Advisory Council for the Department of East Asian Studies, the Advisory Board of the Committee To Protect Journalists, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He graduated from Princeton University in 1984. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.
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