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Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011
Ed Ou, 2007 Scholar, was in Cairo shooting for The New York Times in January. He

The OPC Foundation offers 12, $2000 scholarships annually to college students who aspire to become foreign correspondents. Here are updates on a few of our recent winners.

Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011
Sri Lankan demonstrators protest the disappearance of cartoonist and columnist P

What impresses the members of the OPC's press-freedom committee is the day-in, day-out commitment, the physical bravery of reporters and editors in countries where earthquakes seldom happen and governments are at least technically legitimate. By showing the courage to turn up each morning they...

Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011
Tim Hetherington, left, Chris Hondros

The OPC and the community of global journalists have lost two great friends, brilliant photographers and fearless professionals. Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, who died covering the conflict in Misurata, Libya, were chronicling the latest in a succession of...

Wednesday, 06 Apr 2011
From left, former OPC Presidents: Larry Smith, Dick Stolley, Allan Dodds Frank,

Seven OPC Presidents and fans of Roy Rowan gathered on Tuesday, April 5, to celebrate his latest book Never Too Late, which relays history and his ingredients for making a happy, well-rounded life. Watch videos from the event.

Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011
Before the event, from left: Allan Dodds Frank, Nadia Al-Sakkaf, Felice Friedson

A member of the audience during the conversation about women in media in the Middle East wanted to compare the government possibilities in Egypt to Yemen, but Nadia Al-Sakkaf, Editor-in-Chief of The Yemen Times stopped that comparison cold. "These are different...

Thursday, 10 Mar 2011
Lara Logan, the CBS news correspondent, in Tahrir Square in Cairo moments before

Women have earned their place on the front lines of journalism, but the Lara Logan assault raise legitimate questions about what should be asked of journalists in perilous situations, and what they should ask of themselves. So far, most of the comments have been from the general...

Monday, 28 Feb 2011

Keynote speaker at the 2011 Scholars Luncheon was Charles M. Sennott of GlobalPost.com who relayed his trajectory as a reporter, telling a good yarn about growing up in Boston and wanting to be a reporter for the Boston Globe, and how being a crime reporter for The...

Friday, 18 Feb 2011
Left to right, Stewart, Rappleye, Pena, Camm, Oltsmann, Chakanetsa, Makan, Chen,

Following is a list of the fourteen 2011 scholarship recipients, their affiliations, the prize they won, the presenter, and a brief description of their winning applications. The winners emerged from a highly competitive selection process consisting of 170 applicants from 55 different colleges...

Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011
Charles Sennott observes a local Afghan commander and U.S. Army major in Kunar P

Charles M. Sennott of GlobalPost will be the keynote speaker at the OPC Foundation Scholarship Luncheon on Friday, February 18 where scholarships will be awarded to 14 aspiring foreign correspondents.

Thursday, 06 Jan 2011

The annual OPC holiday party was held at the Rockefeller Center Club Quarters on January 4. Guests had a view of the skating rink and tree and were to a full Open Bar, Tuscan Antipasti, Pasta Station, Turkey Carving Station, Dessert and Coffee.