The New York Times Honored by Overseas Press Club

By Jerry Barmash Comment

The Overseas Press Club is handing out their 72nd annual awards tonight in 26 international categories.

The New York Times is the leading winner with four trophies, including two in their new online categories. Executive editor Bill Keller is named the OPC President’s Award recipient for his career contributions to international journalism.

CBS News, ProPublica, and National Geographic are recognized with two awards each.

War photographers and former OPC Award winners (and Oscar nominated filmmaker) Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros will be honored posthumously. Earlier this month, Hetherington and Hondros were killed while covering the war in Libya.  

The awards dinner takes place this evening in Manhattan.