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Wednesday, 25 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...

Friday, 24 Feb 2012
A man attending a vigil for Shadid held a program for the memorial ceremony.
Soon after I heard the heart-wrenching news that Anthony Shadid had died in Syria, I had occasion to look back at the stories he wrote more than a decade and a half ago when he first came to the Middle East to work for The Associated Press. All this time later, those pieces still impressed. We were...
Thursday, 23 Feb 2012
Marie Colvin appeared in "Bearing Witness," an A&E documentary on women in war z

Marie Colvin gave me my first big break in the exciting world of international crisis correspondence. I hope the reader detects the slight edge of cynicism in that statement. I was a struggling local-language-speaking expatriate freelancer in Turkey doing the usual mix that kept struggling...

Monday, 13 Feb 2012
OPC President David Andelman, Matt McAllester,  Charlie Sennott and his 9-year-o

Veteran conflict reporter Matt McAllester says there’s not much to be said for war. Except, that is, the food and time spent sharing it with friends. The observation kicked off the OPC’s latest book night and soon brought about merry bouts of culinary story-swapping at Club...

Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011
Rebecca Fannin and William J. Holstein

OPC member Rebecca Fannin spoke at an OPC luncheon on November 29 to discuss her book, Startup Asia: Top Strategies for Cashing in on Asia’s Innovation Boom. About 22 people gathered around the table, many of whom also have a deep understanding of the region and the...

Saturday, 05 Nov 2011
Andy Rooney received the OPC President's Award in 2010. Here, Rooney shares one

Of all the bon mots from Andy Rooney, few had more resonance for his fellow members of the OPC than this line from his last "60 Minutes" appearance. "A writer's job is to tell the truth."