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Wednesday, 02 May 2012

Conversation, anticipation and a few hundred well-dressed people filled the double-height, window-walled space overlooking Central Park on the 35th floor of the Mandarin Oriental at the cocktail reception before OPC’s Annual Awards Dinner. Photos

Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012
On November 22, 2011, after intermittent deadly clashes in the streets of Cairo,

No one will be surprised that a plurality of this year's OPC Awards featured words and images from two events: the uprisings of the Arab Spring — especially the triumphant revolution in Libya — and the earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan. Beyond these two stories, award winners are a...

Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012

With 520 entries this year, picking winners was an especially daunting challenge. We thank our judges for donating their time and our sponsors to help recognize the best of international journalism. 

Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012
Top: March 11, 2011, near Ras Lanuf, Libya, rebel fighters react after an airstr

This is a New York story about the revolution in Egypt, a rented tuxedo, Occupy Wall Street and how we, as journalists, are covering a rising tide of global discontent over economic inequality. So here's the tale. It was November and the height of the Occupy Wall Street movement. I was just back...

Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012
Photo: Joao Silva / The New York Times / REdux

Another dangerous and bloody year for journalists abroad was signaled in early 2012 by casualties in Syria, including American reporters Anthony Shadid and Marie Colvin. The risks taken on behalf of the reading and viewing public are annually brought home at the...

Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012
David A. Andelman, President, Overseas Press Club of America

The OPC has moved resolutely into the digital age but our winners and their skills remain grounded in the most fundamental tenets expressed through words and pictures — unwavering objectivity, unceasing curiosity, vivid storytelling, thought-provoking commentary. 

Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012
Author Andrew Nagorski,  his wife Christina,  OPC President David Andelman and J

In Andrew Nagorski's latest book, Hitlerland, he uses firsthand accounts of American journalists and diplomats living in Germany during the days of Hitler's ascent to power. On March 19, the OPC hosted Nagorski for a discussion of his new book at Club Quarters....

Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012
Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa

The headline looked like a victory: Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa announced he was dropping his cases against six journalists whose work had offended him. But after taking in the details, the champagne went flat.

Sunday, 26 Feb 2012
Brian Rooney at the podium of Andy Rooney's memorial.

Longtime OPC member Andy Rooney would have loved the January 12 memorial service in Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center starring his four children, his girlfriend and his friends from CBS.

Sunday, 26 Feb 2012

At a time when the journalism industry is faced with bad news daily, the OPC Scholarship Luncheon provided some good news and even optimism as it celebrated 14 students who aim to be tomorrow's foreign correspondents. On the morning after Anthony Shadid's death, the Luncheon on February 17 was...