Asia Society Osborn Elliott Journalism Prize Awarded to April Rabkin

Asia Society announce that April Rabkin of Fast Company magazine has won the Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia for a three-part series of stories illuminating how Chinese society is changing. The stories are: “Follow the Billionaire,” in which she profiles recycling tycoon Chen Guangbiao and his efforts to transform Chinese philanthropy, “The Social(ist) Networks,” examining the unique role of social networking in China, and “The People’s Education Army,” about a group of elite Beijing high school students. Rabkin is a Beijing-based contributing writer for Fast Company, covering leading business figures and social trends in China.

The $10,000 cash prize will be presented at an evening program on May 21, 2012, at Asia Society in New York. Five finalists will also be honored.

For more about the winning and finalist stories, as well as program details, visit

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