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Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010
Relatives and supporters of the 57 people, including seven family members of a p

Exactly a year ago today history's worst single massacre of journalists shook the Philippines: 32 journalists were killed in one brutal frenzy. Will the killers ever be punished?

Thursday, 18 Nov 2010

The OPC discussion was packed on November 17 with people curious about Tim Hetherington's and Sebastian Junger's year long tour with a platoon in the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan. What the audience experienced was not only a peek into the lives and times of...

Tuesday, 09 Nov 2010
Haley Sweetland Edwards with self-dubbed “puff-chic.”

Photographer Paul Stephens and I took three overnight trains over the course of four days last week. It was a personal record, and I’ve decided that by merely surviving the experience, I am now one of the world’s foremost experts on all things night train. So, listen up.

Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010
At the reception, from left: former OPC President Allan Dodds Frank, Alan Riding

Alan Riding mused at the OPC Book Night on October 26 that the secret to having "fabulous posts" and successive jobs in places like Paris, Rome, Rio de Janiero and Mexico City is that he was never anyone's boss, which enabled him to focus his efforts on writing and...

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.