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Wednesday, 05 December 2012
Egyptian protesters chant anti-Muslim Brotherhood slogans during a rally in fron

Egyptian independent and opposition newspapers refused to publish their Tuesday editions in protest against lack of press freedom in the country's draft constitution.

Monday, 03 December 2012
Keller: Being There

OPC member Bill Keller writes an op-ed in Monday's New York Times about how a committed diplomat and committed foreign correspondent are an endangered species. Keller won the 2011 OPC...

Monday, 03 December 2012
John Huey

New York Times reporter David Carr writes a profile of OPC member John Huey, editor in chief of Time Inc. who is departing at the end of the year, in this weeks' the Media Equation column. 

Monday, 03 December 2012
Wall Street Journal managing editor Robert Thomson

News Corp. plans to name Wall Street Journal managing editor Robert Thomson as chief executive of its soon-to-be-created publishing company, people familiar with the matter said. Meanwhile, News Corp.'s U.K. newspaper chief, Tom Mockridge, is resigning...

Thursday, 29 November 2012
Jodi Rudoren

The New York Times informed the chief of its Jerusalem bureau, Jodi Rudoren, a 14-year veteran of the paper, that she can’t be trusted with her own Facebook account.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Bloomberg TV is in the process of laying off as many as 94 people in the network’s London bureau, multiple sources tell TVNewser.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012
A screenshot from People’s Daily Online on Tuesday.

A Chinese newspaper reported that The Onion named North Korea’s leader its Sexiest Man Alive for 2012. Left unsaid is whether the editors of the Chinese Communist Party’s newspaper are in on the joke that the American publication is kidding.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Marcus Brauchli

OPC member Marcus Brauchli will step down as executive editor of The Washington Post effective December 31. He will take on a new role as vice president of The Washington Post Co., to review and evaluate new media opportunities.

Friday, 02 November 2012
Andy Carvin’s account of using social media to cover the Arab Spring.

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism launched an academic press to publish books related to journalism. Dean Stephen Shepard said the new imprint will publish three to five books a year, beginning in 2013.

Friday, 02 November 2012
Memorial to Robert Capa in Bayeux, France. Photo; Sonya K. Fry

This September I travelled to Paris to celebrate my Big Birthday with family. It was a grand celebration that helped take the sting out of growing older. At the end of the week where we explored Paris and ate and drank everything in sight, we drove to Normandy to visit D-Day sites. I had heard...