The Empire State Building will be lit in blue on the evening of April 24
To celebrate the OPC's 75th Anniversary. #OPCAwards and #OPC75

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New Books: Nickelsberg, Leherer and 2 on Colvin

Afghanistan: A Distant War

Robert Nickelsberg has a new book of photographs from Afghanistan, Jim Leherer writes a new book of fiction and two books feature Marie Colvin who died in Syria in February 2012. Read more...

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Women Covering War: Determination of Steel

 This is the safety gear Tung equips herself with in the field.  Among the items

When watching Edie Lederer, Tina Susman and Nicole Tung during the OPC-NYU discussion on November 8 on women covering war, they each had a presence that indicated they had never been asked, "are you sure?" These are three self-directed and determined women. They've had to be, and not just because war reporting is a field dominated by men, but because war reporting requires gut instinct and a singular drive, which each woman relayed when discussing covering conflict. Read more...

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OPC Holds Two Panel Discussions Overseas

A Ford Foundation grant has enabled the OPC to take its message abroad this year. It is an idea that has been discussed for many years, but there was never enough money to make it a reality. This November, the OPC worked with the Frontline Club of London and the American University of Paris organizing panels on similar but nuanced forums, with Syria the focus of attention. Read more...

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Dangers in Syria Are Acute Among Freelancers

From left: Mani, Sean Ryan, Stuart Hughes, Emma Beals, Fabio Bucciarelli. Photo:

With some 30 journalists currently missing in Syria, a group of veteran war correspondents met in London on November 19 to debate the risks of reporting from one of the most dangerous places on earth. The event, sponsored by the Overseas Press Club of America and the Frontline Club, a London-based media club, zoomed in on topics ranging from kidnappings to the heavy flow of reporting from freelancers in the region. Read more...

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Paris Panel: The Hunting of Journalists in Syria

From left: Vivienne Walt, Michael Serrill, Fabio Bucciarelli, Jerome Delay, Jim

On a rainy evening in Paris, some 80 people gathered for an OPC sponsored forum on the dangers of working in war zones around the world. 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...