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Thursday, 30 Jun 2011
Bill Holstein with the support of his family, from left:  son-in-law Dan Treit

Former OPC President William J. Holstein spoke about his latest book, The Next American Economy: Blueprint for a Real Recovery, at a recent OPC book night. OPC member and Executive Editor at Roubini Global Economics Mike Moran served as interlocutor.

Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011
Report  of the FOP Committee for June 2011

After 15 years as co-chair I am stepping down, and after 10 years on the committee, so is Jeremy Main. Between now and the end of summer a small group will work on a blueprint for the Club’s press freedom activities and will explore several ideas, among them that the chair of...

Monday, 20 Jun 2011
Lynsey Addario

American photojournalist Lynsey Addario survived six days of hell while being held captive in Libya. Now she shares with OPC Board member and Marie Claire editor at large Abigail Pesta how she coped, what's next, and why it matters for women.

Friday, 10 Jun 2011
Kristin Whiting, senior producer for 48 Hours, left, and Christy Turlington Burn

What do supermodel Christy Turlington Burns and Propublica founder Paul Steiger have in common? Both joined the Overseas Press Club and Marie Claire magazine last week for a luncheon to discuss covering women's news abroad. The OPC had been...

Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Wave of labor protests in Khuzestan.

Report of the OPC Freedom of the Press Committee for May 2011: During the “Arab spring,” journalists covering the uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East have faced daunting challenges and physical danger. More than 450 reporters, photographers and broadcasters had been...

Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Clare Morgana Gillis

Four journalists held for illegally entering the country have each been given a one-year jail sentence, which has been commuted, and should be released soon, a government spokesman said Wednesday.

Thursday, 12 May 2011
Al Jazeera journalist Dorothy Parvaz

Missing Al Jazeera journalist Dorothy Parvaz has been deported from Syria to Iran, the network has reported.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Bill Keller

New York Times executive editor Bill Keller was this year's recipient of the OPC President's Award. Here is his acceptance speech that he gave on April 28 at the 72nd OPC Awards Dinner.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Daniel Berehulak won The John Faber Award for photographs of the flood in Pakist

The 72nd Annual OPC Awards Dinner was punctuated by the highs and lows of an audience that grieved for the deaths of photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, who were killed just eight days before. The dinner brought people together, many of whom...

Wednesday, 04 May 2011
"Arab spring" uprisings

Journalists covering the ongoing "Arab spring" uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East face a daunting challenge. By the count of the CPJ, more than 450 reporters, photographers and broadcasters have been attacked, and 12 have been killed. Dozens have been arrested, and many have been...