Overseas Press Club names biz reporting award winners

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The Overseas Press Club named its winners, including two for business journalism.

The Malcolm Forbes Award for best international business news reporting in newspapers, news services, magazines or digital went to International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, The Washington Post, Miami Herald and nearly 150 media partners for “The Pandora Papers.”

The judges wrote, “Another tour de force by the ICIJ, the Pandora Papers brought together journalists from dozens of news organizations to rummage through a treasure trove of more than 11 million leaked documents showing how money and power operate in the 21st century.”

The Morton Frank Award for best international business news reporting in TV, video, radio, audio or podcast went to Sandy Tolan, Euclides Cordero Nuel and Michael Montgomery of Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, PRX and Mother Jones, with support from the Pulitzer Center, for “The Bitter Work Behind Sugar.”

The judges wrote, “This comprehensive investigation by Sandy Tolan and Euclides Cordero Nuel took listeners deep into the sugar cane harvesting camps manned by Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic. The reporting, which has prompted scrutiny from Congress and the Department of Labor, documented workers enduring $4 a day wages, staggering debt, substandard housing and woeful medical care while enhancing Central Romana Corp.’s profitability.”

See all of the winners here. They will be honored April 22 at a dinner in New York.

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