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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dozier Spoke of Career Evolution and Learning

Dozier Spoke of Career Evolution and Learning

Louise Dewast gives keynote speaker Kimberly Dozier her card at the 2014 OPC Scholars Luncheon in February.

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.

Egypt Erupts

Mick Deane, a veteran cameraman with the British broadcaster Sky News, was kille
After ousting President Mohammed Morsi, the Egyptian government installed by Gen. Abdel Fattah El Sisi has attempted to influence coverage of turmoil within the country by closing outlets that supported Morsi and accusing foreign journalists of bias and ignoring facts. Many journalists report being targeted. They have been forced to turn over photos and have been detained and attacked. Some have died. Read more...

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Helen Thomas, the Grand Dame of White House Reporters

From left: Sonya Fry, Helen Thomas and Edie Lederer in November 2011

In an era when men controlled and ran the media, Helen Thomas became a trailblazer for women by speaking up and challenging presidents with questions that were often tougher than those asked by male colleagues. Her goal was to probe for the truth and whatever that took, she would go after it. Read more...

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Forum: Whistle-blowers or Traitors?

Military analyst Daniel Ellsberg leaked the 7,000-page Pentagon Papers in 1971.

The intensifying debate over whistle-blowers and the limits of intrusion on privacy in the name of national security has journalists everywhere in a quandary, and the OPC is opening its own debate in hopes of clarifying the issue. Read more...

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International Press Clubs Converge in Warsaw

Warsaw was the site of the annual meeting of the International Association of Press Clubs (IAPC) under the direction of Jaroslaw Wlodarczyk of the Press Club Polska. Jarek is an energetic man who ran the meetings, planned the programs and even acted as tour guide on excursions in Warsaw and Gdansk. Read more...

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Of Trees and Revolution in Sultan City

In Izmir, one of the many scenes of violent protests, the image of the lady in r

Turkey is still reeling from what will no doubt become historically known as “The Gezi Park Uprising,” and that process will continue even after you have read this missive. 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...