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Monday, 14 May 2012
Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace was a great friend and supporter of the Overseas Press Club, although next to his CBS colleagues Walter Cronkite and Andy Rooney, he was a relative newcomer. Wallace, already at the peak of his game when he joined the club in 1979...

Friday, 11 May 2012

The “Meet the Winners” after-party sponsored by Thomson Reuters was a huge success with people spilling out of the Ballroom after the awards dinner. Many stayed to see old friends and colleagues and to have one more beverage (read champagne). Photos |

Tuesday, 08 May 2012
From left: Awards presenters Lester Holt, Weekend Anchor for NBC News and Alison

Journalists circulated around the two bars at the pre-party to the OPC Awards Dinner on April 25. The second bar tripled the ordering areas for a crowd that bore witness to the Arab Spring, a trio of disasters in Japan and far too many deaths among its ranks in 2011. Photos |

Thursday, 03 May 2012

An OPC panel at the National Press Club on May 1 with two writers and a former Justice Department spokesman highlighted the Obama Administration's prosecution of government whistleblowers as spies.  Video | 

Wednesday, 02 May 2012

Twenty-four freelance journalists from places including Cairo, Chicago and Brooklyn convened in the Bronx April 19 for the debut class of Reporters Instructor in Saving Colleagues, a non-profit founded by Sebastian Junger after the death of his friend and colleague Tim...

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

Wednesday, 25 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...

Wednesday, 25 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. 

Wednesday, 25 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...

Wednesday, 25 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...