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.

Jon Stewart's Rosewater Strikes a Chord with Foreign Correspondents

Overseas Press Club of America

Jon Stewart is not a journalist but as host of the popular “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, Stewart ranks as a key news source for many young Americans. With the release of Rosewater, the first movie he has directed, Stewart is drawing his wide audience to a story about the dangers news correspondents face working in repressive regimes. Read more...

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November 2014 Bulletin

The November Bulletin features an update on club business from Marcus Mabry, previews of our upcoming mixers and a book night with Anya Schiffrin on Global Muckraking. We also have recaps of panels on how to freelance safely and how to handle thorny reporter-embassy relations, as well as a book night with Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn on their new book about philanthropy A Path Appears. Plus Susan Kille’s People and Press Freedon Update Columns, a Q&A with OPC member Spencer Platt, and more. Read more...

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Expert Panelists Discuss Reporter-Embassy Relations

Left to right: Andrew Nagorski, Lindsay Krasnoff, Edith Lederer, Seymour Topping

Professional relations between diplomats and foreign correspondents are thorny. The two sides are in some ways dependent on each other, but the relationship is also fraught with suspicion and tension. Read more...

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WuDunn, Kristof Examine Philanthropy in ‘A Path Appears’

Overseas Press Club of America

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn have set out to help people discover philanthropy and fight hopelessness in the face of overwhelming problems in the world. Their new book, A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity, includes vignettes about people who have made a difference by volunteering or making small contributions. Read more...

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Video Memoir: Photo Editor Robert Pledge

Overseas Press Club of America

In our latest video interview for the archives, Robert Pledge – a photo editor, OPC member and awards judge  talks about his career, including his early work as a student of West African languages and anthropology and his entry into journalism through his deep interest in African affairs.  Read more...

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