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Panama Papers wins Malcolm Forbes Award

March 21, 2017

Posted by Chris Roush

OPC-LogoThe Panama Papers stories have won the Overseas Press Club’s Malcolm Forbes Award, given to the best international business news reporting in newspapers, news services or digital.

The stories were written by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, McClatchy, The Miami Herald and more than 100 other media partners.

The judges wrote, “More than 400 journalists took part in this remarkably complex project. The sheer scale of it, lasting over a period of years, surpassed the best efforts of any single news organization.”

Matthew Campbell and Kit Chellel of Bloomberg Businessweek won the Morton Frank Award for “Hot Mess: How Goldman Sachs Lost $1.2 Billion of Libya’s Money”

The Frank Award goes to the best magazine international business news reporting in print or digital.

The judges wrote, “Campbell and Chellel’s engaging piece was a feat of storytelling. They created three-dimensional characters and offered readers a rare glimpse into how secretive financial deals are sealed.”

OPC’s 78th Annual Awards Dinner will be held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on April 27.

See all of the winners here.

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