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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.

Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010
Journalist Joshua E. S. Phillips

It was journalist Joshua E. S. Phillips's fascination with the case of Juan Romagoza Arce and with human rights abuses in El Salvador in 1980, that led to his latest book, None of Us Were Like This Before: American Soldiers and Torture, in which he argues that we've all...

Thursday, 09 Dec 2010
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

The news has been dominated by the Wikileaks disclosure of classified State Department documents. In the name of free speech, defenders of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange have been mounting hacking attacks on those trying to disavow him. Should the OPC's Freedom of the Press...

Tuesday, 07 Dec 2010

The Overseas Press Club has added six new Online categories for its prestigious Overseas Press Club Awards competition for 2011. In an effort to capture the momentum and excitement generated by the Internet in the reporting and interpretation of international developments. Beginning...

Tuesday, 07 Dec 2010
Kristen Mulvihill and David Rohde

David Rohde, who survived a seven-month kidnapping and incarceration by the Taliban, writes the book, A Rope and a Prayer: A Kidnapping from Two Sides with his wife, Kristen Mulvihill. Together, they will be at the OPC on January 11 to speak about...

Tuesday, 07 Dec 2010
Mort Rosenblum with students and instructor from the International Reporting Pro

Once upon a time, in lands far, far away, American journalists actually lived in the countries they covered and understood local politics and culture. But in view of the massive retreat by many news organizations from covering the world, too many journalists these days sit in the home office and...

Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010
Mikhail Beketov

The committee’s attention this month has been dominated by two countries, Russia and the Philippines. And the three cases in Russia have all turned on the same story – the building of a highway through a forest in the Moscow suburb of Khimki.