NEW YORK, June 18, 2014 - The awards ceremony and panel discussion for Asia Society's 2014 Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia features Jason Szep, representing 2014 Prize-winner Reuters, Wall Street Journal reporter Preetika Rana, and Steven Greenhouse of the New York Times, who broke stories in Myanmar, India, and Bangladesh, respectively. Ken Auletta of The New Yorker moderates the conversation. (1 hr., 18 min.)
Ken Auletta (moderator) has written the Annals of Communications column for The New Yorker magazine since 1992. He is the author of 11 books, including five national bestsellers. The Columbia Journalism Review has called him "America's premier media critic."
Steven Greenhouse is the labor and workplace reporter at The New York Times, having held that beat since 1995. Previously, he was the Times' European economics correspondent, reporting on topics such as the collapse of the Soviet bloc.
Tom Nagorski became Executive Vice President of the Asia Society following a three-decade career in journalism — having served most recently as Managing Editor for International Coverage at ABC News. Before that he was Foreign Editor for World News Tonight, and a reporter and producer based in Russia, Germany and Thailand. Nagorski was the recipient of eight Emmy awards and the Dupont Award for excellence in international coverage, as well as a fellowship from the Henry Luce Foundation. 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.
Norman Pearlstine was editor-in-chief of Time, Inc., the world's largest magazine publisher, from 1995 until the end of 2005. Mr. Pearlstine oversaw the editorial content of TIME, Life, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, People, In Style, Money, and Entertainment Weekly to name a few. In 2004, the American Society of Magazine Editors gave him its Lifetime Achievement Award and inducted him into the Magazine Editors' Hall of Fame.
Prior to joining Time Inc., Mr. Pearlstine worked with Dow Jones & Company, except for a two-year period when he was an executive editor at Forbes magazine. He was also managing and then executive editor of The Wall Street Journal. He is currently a senior advisor to Time, Inc., He published the book, Off the Record: The Press, the Government, and the War over Anonymous Sources in 2008.
Preetika Rana is an India-based reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Her recent work has included investigative and long-form reportage on India's efforts to reduce violence against women. She continues to write about crime and law; previously, she was deputy editor for the Journal's India blog, India Real Time, and blogged about topics ranging from politics to pop culture.
Jason Szep is the Southeast Asia Bureau Chief at Reuters. He has reported for Reuters from across Asia and North America on a wide range of subjects, from Kabul and Islamabad to the 2008 U.S. presidential election. He has recently been appointed International Affairs Editor, based in Washington, D.C.