Latest News Briefs

Thursday, 03 September 2009

Sawyer, the longtime co-host of ABC's "Good Morning America," was named the successor to Charles Gibson, who is stepping down as the anchor of "World News" on ABC. The network announced the moves on Wednesday; they will be effective in January. 

Thursday, 03 September 2009

Long-term Associated Press staffers retire, about 100 employees accept a buyout and a few are relocated to new bureaus. 

Wednesday, 02 September 2009

Laura Ling and Euna Lee, the two American journalists released last month after being imprisoned in North Korea, tell their story in the Los Angeles Times and remind people of the story they wanted to cover. 

Tuesday, 01 September 2009

CBS News correspondent Cami McCormick was wounded August 28 when a roadside bomb hit the U.S. Army vehicle in which she was traveling south of Kabul. 

Tuesday, 01 September 2009
Alberto Ravell

President of the Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela accused Globovision, the nation’s last independent TV broadcaster, of “media terrorism,” but terrorism struck the station on July 3.

Monday, 31 August 2009

President Obama surprised OPC member Helen Thomas on her birthday with a cupcake while Christiane Amanpour served her CNN colleague a lesson on Thomas' objectivity. 

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Tom Mitchell of The Financial Times was elected president of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Hong Kong and three Hong Kong-based OPC members were reelected to the board.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

The Wall Street Journal appointed editors in Asia and the United States in June. Almar Latour was named the newspaper’s editor-in-chief, Asia.

Monday, 24 August 2009

A round up of the latest books about journalism or by OPC members: The China Lover, Out of the Shadows: A Life of Gerda Taro, First Dogs: American Presidents and Their Best Friends and a new book by OPC member P.J. O'Rourke.

Saturday, 22 August 2009
OPC member Harry Benson, an internationally-known photographer, was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire at an investiture ceremony in Buckingham Palace in March. The order was presented to him by Princess Anne.