White House Changes Policy on Hostage Negotiation

White House Changes Policy on Hostage Negotiation

President Barack Obama announces changes to the government's hostage policy on June 24. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

China Escalates Campaign Against Critical Voices

China Escalates Campaign Against Critical Voices

Left to right: Sarah Cook, Kathleen McLaughlin, William Holstein, Jerome A. Cohen and Ying Zhu during a panel on China's crackdown on civil society.

Experts Speak About Kidnapping Risks in Remote Places

Experts Speak About Kidnapping Risks in Remote Places

Left to right: Charles Sennott, David Rohde and William Daly spoke about the rising risk of kidnapping in remote places and best practices on how to navigate the aftermath during a May 14 off-the-record panel.

Photos: 2015 OPC Awards Dinner

Photos: 2015 OPC Awards Dinner

Guests mingle during the before-dinner reception. Please check out our slide show of photos from this year's Annual Awards Dinner. Photo: Michael Dames.

Infographic: The Threat to Journalists Has Become a Vicious Cycle

Infographic: The Threat to Journalists Has Become a Vicious Cycle

This graphic from Dateline magazine by Heather Jones, with reporting by Emily Barone and Jack Linshi, illustrates the rising tide of violence and incarceration against journalists around the world.

Dateline: A Most Violent Year

Dateline: A Most Violent Year

An Islamic State militant just after an air strike. Read Douglas Jehl's "A Most Violent Year" in Dateline magazine on upheaval in 2014. Photo by Bulent Kilic, who won the 2014 John Faber Award.

5 THE JOHN FABER AWARD

5 THE JOHN FABER AWARD

Bulent Kilic, winner of this year's John Faber Award, captured turmoil during Ukraine's revolution. Protesters burn as a barricade catches fire during clashes with police in Kiev in February 2014.

4 THE OLIVIER REBBOT AWARD

4 THE OLIVIER REBBOT AWARD

Jérôme Sessini photographed the aftermath of a Malaysia Airlines jet shot down over eastern Ukraine last year, winning the 2014 Olivier Rebbot Award for his work.

3 THE ROBERT CAPA GOLD MEDAL AWARD

3 THE ROBERT CAPA GOLD MEDAL AWARD

Marcus Bleasdale viscerally captured brutal violence in the Central African Republic. He won the 2014 Robert Capa Gold Medal Award for his work.

Video Memoir: Kathy Gannon

Overseas Press Club of America

In this Video Memoir interview, Kathy Gannon, Special Regional Correspondent for Afghanistan and Pakistan for the Associated Press, speaks about her career as a journalist. She was working with Pulitzer Prize winning AP photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus when they were shot in Afghanistan while covering the upcoming elections. Read more...

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Praise Needed for Unnamed Heroes Behind the Camera

Overseas Press Club of America

Behind every television news report from violent regions of the world are cameramen and women who put their lives at risk to shoot images needed to tell the story. Sadly, those heroes go largely unnamed and their work unattributed. In an op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal, John Reverand calls for an industry-wide change in this practice, for television networks and wire agencies to start crediting their camerapeople with the same care that news organizations credit photographers and reporters. Read more...

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Veteran Correspondents Urge Early-Career Journalists to Look Beyond Conflict

Overseas Press Club of America

Charlie Sennott writes about last week's gathering of the Overseas Press Club Foundation, where 15 top young journalists were awarded internships and fellowships for international reporting. The event's keynote speaker Sebastian Junger, who lost a close colleague in Libya in 2011, provided a cautionary tale for young journalists reporting in a time of rising peril. Read more...

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2015 OPC Foundation Scholarship Winners

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The Following is a list of the 2015 scholarship and fellowship recipients, affiliations, prize received, presenter and description of the winning application. The winners emerged from a highly competitive selection process consisting of 170 applicants from around 60 different colleges and universities. Read more...

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Meet the OPC Members: a Q&A With Kristina Shevory

Overseas Press Club of America

Kristina Shevory is a longtime freelance reporter who writes regularly for The New York Times about business and the military. She is an Army veteran and a former staff reporter for the AP, The Seattle Times and TheStreet.com. She has written for The Atlantic, Newsweek, Wired, Businessweek, Fox News, Foreign Policy and the New York Post, among others. Read more...

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