Holiday Party Kicks Off 75th Anniversary Year

Holiday Party Kicks Off 75th Anniversary Year

OPC member James Brooke was one of several members who spoke at the 75th Anniversary Holiday Party in January that was held in the Algonquin Hotel, the Club's birth place.

World War I Journalists: Courageous Six

World War I Journalists: Courageous Six

Courageous Six: foreign correspondents in Tokyo in the 1920s, garbed in rented coats for a garden party at the Emperor's Palace. Vic Keene and Jimmie Young are fourth and fifth from the left.

Dozier Spoke of Career Evolution and Learning

Dozier Spoke of Career Evolution and Learning

Louise Dewast gives keynote speaker Kimberly Dozier her card at the 2014 OPC Scholars Luncheon in February.

Edith Lederer Accepts the Fay Gillis Wells Award

Edith Lederer Accepts the Fay Gillis Wells Award

Edith Lederer speaks during a breakfast at Bloomberg LP that honored the Club's 75th Anniversary and her reporting career. Lederer received the Fay Gillis Wells Award.

Join us for the 75th Annual Awards Dinner

Join us for the 75th Annual Awards Dinner

The first annual dinner of the OPC at the Park Lane Hotel in February, 1940. Join us for the 75th Anniversary Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 24.

World War I Journalists: Before the Battle of St. Mihiel

World War I Journalists: Before the Battle of St. Mihiel

Before the Battle of St. Mihiel from left: R. Carrol, Philadelphia Ledger, A. Delaney, Napoleon, H. Hall, London Times, F. Light, D. Martin, NY Herald, T. Johnson and A. Hartzell of the NY Sun.

Lunch in France

Lunch in France

Join us for the 75th Anniversary Awards Dinner on April 24. Photo: lunch somewhere in France, 1918. Henry Noble Hall, Times; Fred Ferguson, UP; Floyd Gibbons and Herbert Corey, AP.

Shaking Conventional Wisdom When Reporting on Pakistan

Shaking Conventional Wisdom When Reporting on Pakistan

New York Times reporter Declan Walsh and documentarian Habiba Nosheen were panelists at an OPC event about covering Pakistan at George Washington University in February.

2014 OPC Foundation Scholarship Winners

2014 OPC Foundation Scholarship Winners

Nathan S. Bienstock Memorial Scholar Shira Telushkin, right, speaks with Kate McLeod, and Kevin Grant and Charles M. Sennott, both of GlobalPost at the 2014 Scholars Luncheon in February.

Korean War Journalists: Max Desfor, Hal Boyle

Korean War Journalists: Max Desfor, Hal Boyle

Join us for the 75th Anniversary Awards Dinner on April 24. Photo: Reporters during the Korean War. From left: Max Desfor, Lief Ericson, Frank Noel, Don Whitehead and Hal Boyle.

Journalist Death Toll Reaches Record High

Filipino journalists light candles to commemorate the 2nd year anniversary of th

The past few weeks have brought a grim milestone in international journalism and some progress toward justice in what is described as the worst single mass killing of journalists. Read more...

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America's Foreign Policy Dilemma With North Korea

This photo released by the state-run Korean Central News Agency shows North Kore

The success of North Korea's missile test will likely cause a political shift to the right in Japan and South Korea and continued military buildups in both U.S. allies. But perhaps the biggest effect of the long-distance test is the recognition that two decades of American policy toward Pyongyang have failed. Read more...

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Panel Suggests Real Reform Unlikely in North Korea

From left: Sue Mi Terry, Melanie Kirkpatrick, Danny Lee, Hannah Song and Stephen

Early signs that Kim Jong-Un in North Korea could dramatically reform his country’s version of Communism while mending fences with the world appear to be fading. Sue Mi Terry, Hannah Song and Stephen Noerper debated North Korea's future while Melanie Kirkpatrick, moderated the panel at Club Quarters on December 3. Read more...

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North Korean Defector Tells His Story

North Korean defector Danny Lee. Photo: Rita Sevell

Danny Lee grew up in a village in North Korea where he was forced to witness firing squad executions of fellow villagers, most of whom he knew. When the news of Kim Jong-Il’s death was released in 1994, “Everybody was crying except me, I accidentally laughed,” Danny told a crowd at Club Quarters on Monday, December 3. Read more...

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Pyongyang Seen as Possible Testing Ground for Change

Jean Lee during her talk. Photo; Rita Sevell

Jean H. Lee, the AP bureau chief in Pyongyang offered an audience at Columbia University a series of AP pictures of apparent change in North Korea. Amusement parks and mini golf courses have popped up. A department store sells Minnie Mouse bras and platform shoes. But do these  changes portend that Kim Jong-un is going to make sweeping changes in North Korea? Read more...

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Press Freedom Letters

Egypt
Friday, 10 Jan 2014

Since December 29, 2013, authorities in Egypt have held three Al Jazeera journalists under detention allegedly for spreading falsehoods about the...

Egypt
Monday, 30 Dec 2013
The detention in Cairo of four journalists working for Al Jazeera English is a deplorable development and further evidence that Egypt's military...
Egypt
Thursday, 15 Aug 2013

It is not the role of the OPC to express opprobrium for the politics and policies at the heart of Egypts’s current roils. However, we are appalled...

United States
Thursday, 30 May 2013

Recent leak investigations, particularly the probes into Fox News and the Associated Press, have indeed overstepped the customary boundaries...

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

The OPC adds its voice to the chorus of disappointment and anger that has followed the news of the Justice Department's wholesale intrusion into...