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Buy this Book: Barry Newman's 'News to Me'

OK, so neither Newman nor Shelly Binn ever told me not to write long. So this may be longer than some of the other reviews here. And it will spare no adjectives in its praise of this seminal work of true creative genius. Read more...

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Are You Striving For Network Ratings or International News Coverage Mr. Zucker?

Since Jeff Zucker took over as President of CNN Worldwide in January 2013, much has been made of the network’s downsizing of its international investigative reporting units. In light of this criticism, Zucker has received scrutiny by veritable reporters who are worried about the network's true aim. Read more...

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Slovenian Journalist Accused of Leaking State Secrets

Anuška Delić says the Slovene intelligence agency trumped up charges against her

Anuška Delić has reported about the links between the Slovenian Democratic Party and a neo-Nazi group. She says that the Slovene intelligence agency trumped up charges against her in retaliation for her reporting. In this Q&A, the Ljubljana native explains her legal fight and the pervasive air of censorship in Slovenia. Read more...

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A View From 40th Street During the OPC Revolution

Dickey Chapelle

As editor of the OPC Bulletin during the 1960s, I witnessed only a slice of the Club's long history. But arguably it was its most exciting, exasperating, argumentative and game-changing slice. The Club already was aboil when I arrived to manage OPC's weekly eight-pager. Read more...

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Cookbook Helped to Bond Club Members in the 1960s

The OPC Cookbook

In 1962, the Overseas Press Club Cookbook portrayed the dining adventures of 60 foreign correspondents from the club's first era. As the club celebrates its 75th anniversary, the cookbook brings to life those first generations. My mother, Margaret Kreig, was an OPC member in the 1960s who bequeathed me her copy and memories of a career facilitated by club predecessors. Read more...

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