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.

Dateline the 1960s: Pondering the Lessons of Vietnam

Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk, burns himself to death on a Saigon street June

Many of us who covered the Vietnam War found ourselves forever in the grip of Vietnam. No other story, no other war, quite measured up. The exotic charm and dangerous undercurrents of Saigon were seductive, the adrenalin-rush of survival, intoxicating. Read more...

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Dateline the 1970s: Covering Lebanon's Infinitely Innovative Chaos

At one point during the two-decade-long Lebanese civil war, Palestinian fighters

In 1974 I went to Lebanon as vacation relief for The Washington Post and learned soon enough that war correspondence had changed and changed irredeemably: good-bye to the illusion of official protection and government accreditation for foreign correspondents and welcome to infinitely innovative chaos, Hobbseian anarchy, car bombs, abruptly changing tactical alliances among pop-up armed gangs and asymmetrical warfare in which reporters became legitimate targets. Read more...

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Dateline the 1980s: In the Midst of Confusion and Fear in Central America

Wounded Contra soldier being carried out. JAMES NACHTWEY/BLACK STAR. Robert Capa

The back alleys of Washington led me to the wars of Central America. We're talking 1978. I was 27 years old, and I had absolutely no experience with combat or with killing. Then, all that changed. Read more...

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Dateline the 1990s: In Sarajevo, Scant Rations but Abundant Black Humor

A son grieves his father’s death at the funeral of a policeman slain during an a

To cover the siege of Sarajevo was to live, at least in some measure, what its residents endured between 1992 and 1995: afraid of shells and snipers, surviving off scant rations, with limited water, light and heat, but abundant helpings of black humor. Read more...

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Dateline the 2000s: In Afghanistan, Where Travel Has Become a Barometer of the Possible

Taliban prisoners captured by Northern Alliance soldiers in Northern Afghanistan

At first I didn't realize what had hit the windshield. When a rock slams into glass it doesn't always come through. Instead, all that is visible on the seat are the broken shards. The year was 2001 and it was October. Read more...

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