2015 OPC Foundation Scholarship Winners

2015 OPC Foundation Scholarship Winners

RISC founder Sebastian Junger spoke to 2015 OPC Foundation Scholarship winners about the physical and mental dangers of conflict reporting. Photo: Michael Dames

Rukmini Callimachi Wins George Polk Award

Rukmini Callimachi Wins George Polk Award

Congratulations to OPC Board of Governors member Rukmini Callimachi of The New York Times for winning a George Polk Award for international reporting.

'60 Minutes' Correspondent Bob Simon Dies in Car Crash

'60 Minutes' Correspondent Bob Simon Dies in Car Crash

CBS News correspondent Bob Simon died Feb. 11 in a car accident in New York City. He was 73. This photo was taken at the OPC's 2014 Awards Dinner as he accepted the President's Award.

Paul Moakley Tackles Unique Challenges to Cover Ebola for Time Magazine

Paul Moakley Tackles Unique Challenges to Cover Ebola for Time Magazine

OPC Board Governor Paul Moakley and former OPC President Alexis Gelber speak to attendees during a forum on Covering Ebola at the New York University Center for Global Affairs on Feb. 3.

NBC Not-ly News; And That’s the Way It Isn’t…

NBC Not-ly News; And That’s the Way It Isn’t…

Read pointed commentary from Mort Rosenblum on fabrications from Brian Williams, shown in this 2011 photo with Speaker of the House John Boehner. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Covering Ebola

Covering Ebola

Health workers in protective clothing await patients at the Redemption Hospital in Monrovia on Feb. 2. On Feb. 3, the OPC held a forum on covering the epidemic. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images

Al Jazeera Journalist Peter Greste Released

Al Jazeera Journalist Peter Greste Released

Relatives of Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste pose for a photo in Brisbane, Australia after learning that Greste was released after 400 days in an Egyptian prison. Photo: Glenn Hunt/Getty Images

Martin Smith Traces Roots of Terror in 'The Rise of ISIS'

Martin Smith Traces Roots of Terror in 'The Rise of ISIS'

OPC Board of Governors member Martin Smith spoke to attendees after a special screening of the documentary "The Rise of ISIS."

Video: Freelancing Safely, Part II

Video: Freelancing Safely, Part II

OPC President Marcus Mabry talks to attendees during the "How to Freelance Safely, Part II" panel at the Frontline Club in London on Nov. 18.

Freelancing Safely Panel

Freelancing Safely Panel

“What I find so frightening about the freelance environment is that people are just totally on their own,” Judith Matloff, left, with Micah Garen and Vaughan Smith, said during a panel on freelance safety.

Praise Needed for Unnamed Heroes Behind the Camera

Overseas Press Club of America

Behind every television news report from violent regions of the world are cameramen and women who put their lives at risk to shoot images needed to tell the story. Sadly, those heroes go largely unnamed and their work unattributed. In an op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal, John Reverand calls for an industry-wide change in this practice, for television networks and wire agencies to start crediting their camerapeople with the same care that news organizations credit photographers and reporters. Read more...

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Veteran Correspondents Urge Early-Career Journalists to Look Beyond Conflict

Overseas Press Club of America

Charlie Sennott writes about last week's gathering of the Overseas Press Club Foundation, where 15 top young journalists were awarded internships and fellowships for international reporting. The event's keynote speaker Sebastian Junger, who lost a close colleague in Libya in 2011, provided a cautionary tale for young journalists reporting in a time of rising peril. Read more...

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2015 OPC Foundation Scholarship Winners

Overseas Press Club of America

The Following is a list of the 2015 scholarship and fellowship recipients, affiliations, prize received, presenter and description of the winning application. The winners emerged from a highly competitive selection process consisting of 170 applicants from around 60 different colleges and universities. Read more...

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Meet the OPC Members: a Q&A With Kristina Shevory

Overseas Press Club of America

Kristina Shevory is a longtime freelance reporter who writes regularly for The New York Times about business and the military. She is an Army veteran and a former staff reporter for the AP, The Seattle Times and TheStreet.com. She has written for The Atlantic, Newsweek, Wired, Businessweek, Fox News, Foreign Policy and the New York Post, among others. Read more...

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Panel Probes French and American Bounds of Satire

Overseas Press Club of America
Responses to last month’s attacks on journalists at the French magazine Charlie Hebdo brought to light key differences between French and American attitudes about satire and free expression. Many American media defended freedom of expression, but also declined to publish cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed.
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