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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

Remembering Legendary War Photographer Horst Faas

Horst Faas in Vietnam, 1967.

I first met Horst Faas in San Francisco in the spring of 1971, he and Peter Arnett were just starting a trip across the United States to give Associated Press readers a view of America through the eyes of two foreigners, a German and a New Zealander. Read more...

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A Somber Mood in Hollande's France

Francois Hollande, Socialist Party candidate for the 2012 French presidential el

It's not those glory days in 1981when the French elected François Mitterrand the first socialist president since the founding of the Fifth Republic in 1958. For his supporters there was ardent hope and wild enthusiasm, while in the hearts and minds of many on the right they cowered at home fearing the rumble of tumbrils before dawn. Not so after Hollande's election in May. Read more...

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AP Apologizes to Fired WWII Reporter

Julia Kennedy Cochran, daughter of  Ed Kennedy and author of the book speaks as

Tom Curley, the top executive of The Associated Press and an OPC member, reached into the archives of the AP and realized he needed to apologize for action a predecessor took 67 years earlier: the firing of Ed Kennedy, the chief of the AP's Western Front staff, who on May 7, 1945 reported the unconditional surrender of Germany a day ahead of his competition. Curley spoke at AP's headquarters during a panel discussion of Kennedy and his memoirs. Read more...

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Mike Wallace, a Moment or Two

Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace was a great friend and supporter of the Overseas Press Club, although next to his CBS colleagues Walter Cronkite and Andy Rooney, he was a relative newcomer. Wallace, already at the peak of his game when he joined the club in 1979, served as the awards presenter at the OPC dinners in 1984, 1992 and 2000. In 1998, Don Hewitt, Wallace and the rest of the “60 Minutes” team jointly received the President’s Award from OPC President John Corporon. Read more...

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A Post-Dinner Toast to the Winners

The “Meet the Winners” after-party sponsored by Thomson Reuters was a huge success with people spilling out of the Ballroom after the awards dinner. Many stayed to see old friends and colleagues and to have one more beverage (read champagne). Photos | 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...