Overseas Press Club Creates New Award for Courageous Russian Journalist

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Overseas Press Club of America

    NEW YORK, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Overseas Press Club of America
 announced today the establishment of a new award for outstanding reporting by
 a Russian journalist created in honor of Artyom Borovik, a crusading young
 Russian print and television reporter whose brilliant career ended tragically
 when he was killed in an airplane crash in March 1999.
     The Artyom Borovik Award is being sponsored jointly by CBS News and U.S.
 News & World Report. Borovik, who reported for both news organizations, won a
 1991 Overseas Press Club Award for a 60 Minutes segment on the bizarre medical
 laboratory where the brains of Vladimir Lenin and other Soviet luminaries were
 stored and studied.
     Borovik was best known in his country for his fearless and critical
 reporting on the Soviet Union's war in Afghanistan. Later, he also reported on
 and criticized the brutal Russian tactics, which are still being used, in
 trying to put down the revolt in Chechnya.
     After Borovik's death at the age of 39, CBS News and Mortimer Zuckerman,
 owner of U.S. News & World Report, began looking for a way to honor his memory
 and to encourage the kind of courageous and honest journalism he represented.
 The result is the establishment of the Overseas Press Club's Artyom Borovik
 Award to be given to a Russian journalist who displayed great personal courage
 in the course of reporting on Russian culture and society during the year
 2000 in any print or broadcast medium.
     The first winner will be announced at the Overseas Press Club Annual
 Awards Dinner at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on April 26. A total
 of 19 other awards will be presented for outstanding international coverage in
 newspapers, wire services, magazines, books, radio, television, photography,
 cartoons and online journalism.
     Dan Rather, who just observed his 20th anniversary as Anchor of CBS
 Evening News, will present the awards.
 
 

SOURCE Overseas Press Club of America
    NEW YORK, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Overseas Press Club of America
 announced today the establishment of a new award for outstanding reporting by
 a Russian journalist created in honor of Artyom Borovik, a crusading young
 Russian print and television reporter whose brilliant career ended tragically
 when he was killed in an airplane crash in March 1999.
     The Artyom Borovik Award is being sponsored jointly by CBS News and U.S.
 News & World Report. Borovik, who reported for both news organizations, won a
 1991 Overseas Press Club Award for a 60 Minutes segment on the bizarre medical
 laboratory where the brains of Vladimir Lenin and other Soviet luminaries were
 stored and studied.
     Borovik was best known in his country for his fearless and critical
 reporting on the Soviet Union's war in Afghanistan. Later, he also reported on
 and criticized the brutal Russian tactics, which are still being used, in
 trying to put down the revolt in Chechnya.
     After Borovik's death at the age of 39, CBS News and Mortimer Zuckerman,
 owner of U.S. News & World Report, began looking for a way to honor his memory
 and to encourage the kind of courageous and honest journalism he represented.
 The result is the establishment of the Overseas Press Club's Artyom Borovik
 Award to be given to a Russian journalist who displayed great personal courage
 in the course of reporting on Russian culture and society during the year
 2000 in any print or broadcast medium.
     The first winner will be announced at the Overseas Press Club Annual
 Awards Dinner at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on April 26. A total
 of 19 other awards will be presented for outstanding international coverage in
 newspapers, wire services, magazines, books, radio, television, photography,
 cartoons and online journalism.
     Dan Rather, who just observed his 20th anniversary as Anchor of CBS
 Evening News, will present the awards.
 
 SOURCE  Overseas Press Club of America