Panelists Call for More Action to Protect Journalists Worldwide

Panelists Call for More Action to Protect Journalists Worldwide

Watch video clips from our panel discussion on journalist safety with Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaite, Joel Simon, Anna Therese Day, Gregory D. Johnsen and OPC Governor Lara Setrakian.

Rockwell Painting on Display for OPC Sells for $10.2 Million

Rockwell Painting on Display for OPC Sells for $10.2 Million

A guest at Christie's in New York views Norman Rockwell Visits a Country Editor, which the National Press Club sold for $10.2 million last week. Photo: Chad Bouchard

Paris Attacks Hit Close to Home for OPC Members

Paris Attacks Hit Close to Home for OPC Members

Memorial offerings outside the Le Carillon restaurant, one of the scenes of last Friday's attacks. Read thoughts some OPC members with ties to Paris. Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

OPC Offers Press ID Cards For Working Journalists

OPC Offers Press ID Cards For Working Journalists

The OPC is pleased to announce photo ID card options for our working press members.

Covering the Greek Debt Crisis

Covering the Greek Debt Crisis

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, the OPC and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism are hosting An Inside Look at Covering the Greek Debt Crisis. Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

People Remembered: George Burns

People Remembered: George Burns

Bill Holstein, left, during a visit with Longtime OPC member George Burns, who died died at age 86.

FCCC Expresses Concern Over Treatment of Foreign Journalists Covering Tianjin Explosion

FCCC Expresses Concern Over Treatment of Foreign Journalists Covering Tianjin Explosion

The FCCC has voiced concern about the treatment of foreign journalists covering a deadly chemical explosion in Tianjin, China. Photo: ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images

Rezaian Case Cloaked in Secrecy

Rezaian Case Cloaked in Secrecy

Ali Rezaian, right, brother of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, answers questions at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

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.

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.

October 2015 Bulletin

We hope you enjoy this electronic digest of our October Bulletin. This month we are announcing new OPC photo ID card options for working press members. The October issue also includes recaps from a busy season of events, including former OPC President Michael Serrill's report on a meeting about protocols for reporting from conflict zones; a recap of our panel on Covering the Greek Debt Crisis; a discussion with Emmy-winning filmmakers on Firestone and the Warlord; an evening with Chinese dissident Wu'er Kaixi; and our China Shocks panel on global reverberations under President Xi Jinping's rule. OPC Foundation scholar Katerina Voutsina writes about reporting on the Greek debt crisis for the Wall Street Journal. We've got previews of two upcoming events: a Book Night with Linda Hervieux on her book about African-American soldiers during WWII, and an evening with OPC Governor Daniel Sieberg as he explains Google News Lab.  Plus, People and Press Freedom Update columns, a Q&A with OPC member Rod Nordland, and more.

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Meet the OPC Members: Q&A With Rod Nordland

Overseas Press Club of America

Rod Nordland is an international correspondent at large for The New York Times. He has worked as a reporter in more than 150 countries, with postings in Bangkok, Beirut, Baghdad, Cairo, Rome, Sarajevo, San Salvador, Islamabad, London, Kabul, and other places. Before coming to the Times in 2009 he was Newsweek’s chief foreign correspondent, based in London. He began his foreign reporting career for his hometown paper, The Philadelphia Inquirer, covering the [Far East] and Central America. Nordland’s honors have included a share of a Pulitzer Prize for news, and he was also a finalist for a Pulitzer in international reporting. He has won two George Polk awards and several Overseas Press Club awards. Read more...

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Protecting Reporters Who Run Toward Danger

The risks facing journalists covering conflict, crime and corruption around the world have never been greater. And there have never been more news organizations focused on the quest to keep them safe. On Sept. 30 a group of more than 50 people representing reporters and media non-profits gathered at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism to review what has become a worldwide push to establish protocols for reporting from conflict zones. Read more...

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OPC Offers Press ID Cards For Working Journalists

As a young freelancer bumming around the world, I quickly discovered the power of a piece of paper with a seal on it to get access, cross checkpoints, or sometimes even cross borders. I recall how embassy staff in Riga would reproduce “official” visa stamps using the wet edge of a sliced potato. Read more...

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Panelists Put a Human Face on the Greek Debt Crisis

Overseas Press Club of America

Greece hovered on the brink of chaos this summer as the country seemed likely to default on its international loans and banks began to close. Amid prolonged bailout negotiations, Eurozone meetings and endless economic minutia, reporters covering the crisis strived to humanize its impact. On Oct. 7, the OPC and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism hosted a forum with three veteran reporters to discuss how to pull compelling narratives out of this knotty story. Read more...

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2014 OPC Awards