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Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010
Solidarity

On November 9, many members of the international press corps that swarmed to the Baltic to chronicle the rise of the Solidarity movement in Poland that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall, will gather in New York at the Polish Consulate to celebrate the founding of Solidarity....

Friday, 22 Oct 2010
RSF: Press Freedom Index 2010

Although Reporters Without Borders welcomed the enactment of the Daniel Pearl Act in May 2010, requiring the State Department to list countries that threaten press freedoms and tolerate violence against journalists, several incidents over the past year raise questions about the government’s use...

Friday, 22 Oct 2010
Allan Dodds Frank

Thanks in part to Overseas Press Club member Chriss Swaney, Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh does its best to keep pace with all the latest ins-and-outs of the media business. Swaney put together a “Media Summit” to discuss “The Rise of the (Private) Niche News Model.”...

Friday, 22 Oct 2010
Sebastian Junger, left, and Tim Hetherington

Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger will speak about their experiences as photographer and writer in the remote Korengal Valley of Afghanistan, and they will also show some portion of their joint production of "Restrepo," the documentary that the OPC co-...

Thursday, 07 Oct 2010
Mort Rosenblum, with camera, in Calcutta.

Little Bunch of Madmen, written by OPC member Mort Rosenblum, is a field guide for correspondents and a manual for anyone who wants to follow world news. The second half of the title Elements of Global Reporting explains what it takes to get an international story and...

Friday, 01 Oct 2010
Hitoshi Kimura, a conservator at Art Conservation of Central Florida.

In the September issue of ARTnews, OPC member Stevenson Swanson writes about the efforts of several American cultural institutions, including the Smithsonian, to repair the thousands of artworks damaged in the January earthquake that struck Haiti.

Monday, 27 Sep 2010

Christopher Buckley asked P.J. O'Rourke about his political evolution, from a bong-toking hippie in the early 1970s to a McCain voter in 2008. Politics isn't O'Rourke's only evolution: With the Internet, he's gone from being a writer to being a "content provider...

Friday, 24 Sep 2010
Little America No More

OPC members Micah Garen and Marie-Helene Carleton collaborated for a multimedia presentation on Newsweek.com. Included in the feature is the article "Marja: The New Afghan Battleground," which relays how U.S. soldiers are trying to win over skeptical Afghans.

Friday, 24 Sep 2010
Bill Mitchell at the IPI World Congress. Photo: David Reali

As he finished editing the IPI Report: Brave News Worlds, Poynter Institute’s Bill Mitchell was changed by what he had read. "Chaos is giving way to clarity. We are now making the shift from 'losing the news' to 'finding the news'."

Monday, 20 Sep 2010

Gary Sick asked Scott Peterson what Americans missed by not being in Iran during and after the election in 2009. Peterson said everything: feeling, tasting, eating. Everything between the elections of 2004 and 2009 had changed in Iran. Peterson had the benefit...