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.

FCCC Releases Grim Report on Working Conditions for Foreign Correspondents in China

The Foreign Correspondents' Club of China has issued findings on how the Chinese government is cracking down on Western media.  Read more...

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When Journalists Are Targets: Conflict Reporting After James Foley and Steven Sotloff

Rukmini Callimachi, right, and David Rohde speaking at a panel increasing ris

For freelancers reporting in conflict zones, life is hard and risky.

“This is the most deadly and dangerous period for the press in recent history,” Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, told students and other attendees at the Columbia Journalism School on Sept. 9 during a panel about escalating risks to journalists. Read more...

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Mabry Welcomes New Board

The work of the Overseas Press Club has rarely been more difficult – or more important.

Our world is more interconnected and complex than ever. We have the technology to tell stories nearly instantaneously from anywhere on the surface of the planet. And humankind has an unquenchable thirst to absorb them. Read more...

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September 2014 Bulletin

The September Bulletin features election results and a welcome statement from the OPC’s new president, Marcus Mabry. The issue also offers previews of upcoming events in September, including a Sept. Read more...

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OPC Saddened and Appalled by Murder of Steven Sotloff

Generations of journalists have reported from war zones, recognizing the dangers of bearing witness from battlefields. The conflagration that started in Syria has increased these dangers as journalists now are kidnapped by extremist groups and targeted for killings. Read more...

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