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.

A Note From the Dateline Magazine Editor

To mark the OPC's 75th anniversary, Dateline magazine has assembled a look-back through the decades with some of the best foreign correspondents and photographers in the business who have sent us their memories of the biggest stories of their respective eras. We've broken it down by decade: 1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010-2013 | Read more...

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Dateline the 1940s: A Scoop in Manchuria

Roy Rowan and Claude Lievesay delivering relief supplies to villages in Central

"This is a ghost city," I cabled Life magazine's editors in New York on October 29, 1948. "Most of the government's troops are camped near the rail sidings waiting evacuation. In the heart of the metropolis freezing blasts whistle down the broad empty thoroughfares." Read more...

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Dateline the 1950s: Flashpoint in Berlin

Correspondents in 1957 at the Checkpoint Charlie crossing point from the America

When I arrived in Berlin in 1958 as the Associated Press bureau chief, the city was a smoldering flashpoint. Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev was attempting to force American, British and French forces out of the sectors assigned to them under the Potsdam Treaty. Read more...

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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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