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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 11:18am

“Free Press Under Fire” is the theme of this year’s Dateline magazine, which will be distributed at the OPC’s Annual Awards Dinner on April 30. Two reporters with first-hand knowledge of the challenges and dangers facing international journalists today will be featured at the dinner, as well as the OPC’s efforts to improve training for those who report in crisis zones.

Overseas Press Club of America
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 4:54pm

This year’s OPC Foundation Scholar Awards Luncheon featured stories of inspiration and optimism -- a welcome antidote to a year of tragic news for foreign correspondents.

Overseas Press Club of America
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 6:06pm

Behind every television news report from violent regions of the world are cameramen and women who put their lives at risk to shoot images needed to tell the story. Sadly, those heroes go largely unnamed and their work unattributed. In an op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal, John Reverand calls for an industry-wide change in this practice, for television networks and wire agencies to start crediting their camerapeople with the same care that news organizations credit photographers and reporters.

Overseas Press Club of America
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 2:23pm

Charlie Sennott writes about last week's gathering of the Overseas Press Club Foundation, where 15 top young journalists were awarded internships and fellowships for international reporting. The event's keynote speaker Sebastian Junger, who lost a close colleague in Libya in 2011, provided a cautionary tale for young journalists reporting in a time of rising peril.

Overseas Press Club of America
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 12:11pm

The Following is a list of the 2015 scholarship and fellowship recipients, affiliations, prize received, presenter and description of the winning application. The winners emerged from a highly competitive selection process consisting of 170 applicants from around 60 different colleges and universities.

Overseas Press Club of America
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 3:59pm

I have seven or eight episodes of “60 Minutes” backed up in my DVR – too often I am doing something else at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday night. I will now watch them solely to savor my last taste of the reporting and writing of CBS’s Bob Simon, killed in the tragic crash of a livery cab in New York.

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 11:53am

The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan condemns in the strongest terms the murders of journalist Kenji Goto and his friend Haruna Yukawa by the group known as Islamic State. Our hearts go out to their families and friends, and to the Japanese people.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 1:26pm

Lynsey Addario, an OPC member, frequently contributes to The New York Times as a photojournalist who focuses on conflicts and human rights. In the Feb. 1 edition of the paper's Sunday Magazine, she is a writer telling a personal story headlined " What Can a Pregnant Photojournalist Cover? Everything."

Overseas Press Club of America
Monday, January 12, 2015 - 6:31pm

Award-winning journalist, filmmaker and author Sebastian Junger will be the keynote speaker at the annual OPC Foundation Scholarship Luncheon on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at the Yale Club. At the event, the Foundation will award a combination of scholarships and fellowships to 15 graduate and undergraduate college students aspiring to become foreign correspondents.

Overseas Press Club of America
Friday, January 9, 2015 - 2:02pm

James Risen, the New York Times reporter who has become emblematic of the Obama administration’s crackdown on leakers and the journalists who report their whistle-blowing stories, has won his long battle to protect his sources. The Justice Department has accepted his refusal to testify against a former CIA agent accused of leaking, and won’t call on Risen at the trial.

Overseas Press Club of America