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.

OPC Wishes George Bookman a Happy 100th

George Bookman, who joined the OPC in 1958 as a financial reporter for Time magazine, turned 100 today, Monday, Dec. 22. He celebrated the landmark during the preceding weekend with family and friends in Seattle, where he moved last year to be close to his son. The OPC was among those who sent best wishes. Read more...

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Video: Breakfast Panel With Control Risks on Story Lines for 2015

Overseas Press Club of America

The OPC and global risk consultancy Controls Risks hosted a breakfast panel this week to provide an expert view on geopolitical challenges that may emerge in 2015. We have posted a video of the entire panel on our Youtube channel, along with a couple of short clips that may be of particular interest. Read more...

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Reporters Without Borders Releases Grim Report for 2014

Overseas Press Club of America

This year saw an escalation of violence and threats to journalists around the world, and the numbers are chilling. In a year-end report from Reporters Without Borders, 66 journalists were killed, 119 kidnapped, and 178 imprisoned over the last year. Read more...

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OPC Members' Mementos on Display in Art Exhibit

Press credentials, reporting notes, business cards and other mementos contributed by OPC members and other war-zone journalists are key elements in an art installation exploring memories of conflict. The exhibit, “Eyes on the Ground – Journals of War,” is on display through Jan. 2. Read more...

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Remembering OPC Award Winner Michel du Cille

Overseas Press Club of America

Michel du Cille, a 58-year-old Washington Post photojournalist, winner of the OPC’s John Faber award in 2000 and a three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, diedWashington Post photojournalist and a three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, died Dec. 11 while on assignment in Liberia. Marty Baron, executive editor of The Post, said du Cille suffered a heart attack and collapsed during a hike from a village where he had been covering the Ebola crisis. Read more...

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