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.

OPC Annual Awards Dinner to Honor Foreign Correspondents Under Threat

Overseas Press Club of America

“Free Press Under Fire” is the theme of this year’s Dateline magazine, which will be distributed at the OPC’s Annual Awards Dinner on April 30. Two reporters with first-hand knowledge of the challenges and dangers facing international journalists today will be featured at the dinner, as well as the OPC’s efforts to improve training for those who report in crisis zones. Read more...

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Activists Call for More Media Coverage of Women's Voices in Fight Against Extremism

Overseas Press Club of America

When reporting on an international crisis, it’s critical for journalists to seek out the voices of women. Read more...

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Junger Offers Wisdom and Urges Caution at OPC Foundation Scholar Awards Luncheon

Overseas Press Club of America

This year’s OPC Foundation Scholar Awards Luncheon featured stories of inspiration and optimism -- a welcome antidote to a year of tragic news for foreign correspondents. Read more...

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Video Memoir: Kathy Gannon

Overseas Press Club of America

In this Video Memoir interview, Kathy Gannon, Special Regional Correspondent for Afghanistan and Pakistan for the Associated Press, speaks about her career as a journalist. She was working with Pulitzer Prize winning AP photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus when they were shot in Afghanistan while covering the upcoming elections. Read more...

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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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