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Monday, 02 March 2015
Overseas Press Club of America

Behind every television news report from violent regions of the world are cameramen and women who put their lives at risk to shoot images needed to tell the story. Sadly, those heroes go largely unnamed and their work unattributed. In an op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal, John...

Wednesday, 25 February 2015
Overseas Press Club of America

Charlie Sennott writes about last week's gathering of the Overseas Press Club Foundation, where 15 top young journalists were awarded internships and fellowships for international reporting. The event's keynote speaker Sebastian Junger, who lost a close colleague in Libya in 2011, provided a...

Wednesday, 25 February 2015
Overseas Press Club of America

The Following is a list of the 2015 scholarship and fellowship recipients, affiliations, prize received, presenter and description of the winning application. The winners emerged from a highly competitive selection process consisting of 170 applicants from around 60 different colleges and...

Thursday, 19 February 2015

I have seven or eight episodes of “60 Minutes” backed up in my DVR – too often I am doing something else at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday night. I will now watch them solely to savor my last taste of the reporting and writing of CBS’s Bob Simon, killed in the tragic crash of a livery cab in New York.

Sunday, 01 February 2015

The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan condemns in the strongest terms the murders of journalist Kenji Goto and his friend Haruna Yukawa by the group known as Islamic State. Our hearts go out to their families and friends, and to the Japanese people.

Thursday, 29 January 2015
Overseas Press Club of America

Lynsey Addario, an OPC member, frequently contributes to The New York Times as a photojournalist who focuses on conflicts and human rights. In the Feb. 1 edition of the paper's Sunday Magazine, she is a writer telling a personal story headlined "...

Monday, 12 January 2015
Overseas Press Club of America

Award-winning journalist, filmmaker and author Sebastian Junger will be the keynote speaker at the annual OPC Foundation Scholarship Luncheon on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at the Yale Club. At the event, the Foundation will award a combination of scholarships and fellowships to 15 graduate and...

Friday, 09 January 2015
Overseas Press Club of America

James Risen, the New York Times reporter who has become emblematic of the Obama administration’s crackdown on leakers and the journalists who report their whistle-blowing stories, has won his long battle to protect his sources. The Justice Department has accepted his refusal to testify against a...

Wednesday, 07 January 2015
Overseas Press Club of America

NEW YORK, New York – January 7, 2015 – The Overseas Press Club of America condemned the attack this morning that killed at least 12 journalists at the satirical Charlie Hebdo publication in Paris.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Overseas Press Club of America

This year saw an escalation of violence and threats to journalists around the world, and the numbers are chilling. In a year-end report from Reporters Without Borders, 66 journalists were killed, 119 kidnapped, and 178 imprisoned over the last year.