Latest News Briefs

Friday, 22 January 2016
Overseas Press Club of America

Kathy Gannon, senior correspondent for Pakistan and Afghanistan for the Associated Press, will be the keynote speaker at the annual OPC Foundation Scholar Awards Luncheon on Friday, Feb. 26, at the Yale Club.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Just two months after Fidel Castro was sworn in as prime minister of Cuba in February 1959, the country’s new leader addressed 1,800 OPC members and guests in the packed grand ballroom of the Hotel Astor.

Friday, 15 January 2016
Overseas Press Club of America

People argue it’s because AJAM was too “foreign,” too serious, or too toxic a work environment. But more than anything else, it was digital naïveté that doomed it.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Near the west bank of the Mekong River, the Foreign Correspondents Club of Cambodia is decorated with black and white combat photos, snapped in the early 1970s, during the “Second Indochina War.” But as overhead fans slowly circulated muggy air on a recent evening, a visiting American journalism...

Friday, 18 December 2015
By Roy Rowan and Marc Rowan

Since reading The Sea and the Jungle at Dartmouth College in 1938, I have always been fascinated by the Amazon. Prior to this excursion with my youngest son, Marc, I reread that book from my college years and also “River of Doubt” about Teddy...

Thursday, 17 December 2015
Overseas Press Club of America

The awful ordeal being endured in Iran by the Washington Post’s Jason Rezaian hit a grim milestone earlier this month. As of Thursday, Dec. 3, Jason had been held in Iran’s Evin Prison for 500 days – 500 days robbed of his freedom, 500 days deprived of his...

Thursday, 17 December 2015
Overseas Press Club of America

The OPC, Bloomberg LLP and the Ford Motor Company co-sponsored a discussion about journalist safety on Dec. 16 with a panel of journalists and press freedom advocates. 

Friday, 11 December 2015
Overseas Press Club of America

Google News Lab is the tech giant’s project to support journalists with software tools, data and training programs. On Dec. 10, OPC Governor Daniel Sierberg, who serves as the company’s global head of media outreach, outlined numerous web-based tools...

Wednesday, 09 December 2015
Overseas Press Club of America

On Dec. 8, former Hong Kong-based correspondents gathered at the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office for a reunion to catch up with colleagues and tell adventure stories about working in this fascinating city.

Attendees shared anecdotes about their stays in the “Pearl of the Orient,”...

Monday, 07 December 2015
Overseas Press Club of America

Congratulations to the 2016 winners of the OPC Foundation Scholarships.

The awards will be presented at the annual Scholarship Luncheon on Friday, February 26, 2016. Kathy Gannon, special regional Correspondent for Afghanistan and Pakistan for the Associated Press, will give the keynote...