Latest News Briefs

Thursday, 11 March 2010
The economy is forcing television reporters to be a jack-of-all-trades.

Howard Kurtz writes in the Washington Post about how the economy is forcing television reporters to be a jack-of-all-trades: a trend that took root in local television is spreading to the pricier precincts of network news as well.

Thursday, 11 March 2010
AMI chief David Pecker

By being the first and, largely, the only publication pursuing the John Edwards infidelity story through his denials of the affair and of fathering a child out of wedlock, The National Enquirer is under consideration for a Pulitzer Prize, and it has strong support for its bid from other...

Thursday, 11 March 2010

The public television newscast "Worldfocus" is being canceled. Staffers were informed of the news by Neal Shapiro, President and CEO of WNET.ORG, at 3 p.m. on March 5. The program is the latest victim of a tough economy.

Thursday, 11 March 2010
Don McCullin

Don McCullin, the acclaimed frontline photojournalist speaks to the Guardian online about the horrors of conflict, struggling with 'this terrible name, war photographer', and why shooting landscapes instead of battle zones has finally granted him a sense of peace.

Tuesday, 09 March 2010

The Danish newspaper Politiken apologized February 26 for offending Muslims by reprinting a cartoon of the Prophet Mudammad wearing a bomb-shaped turban.

Friday, 05 March 2010
Street art of startling high-precision brush strokes — as if poised to deliver a

OPC member Gergana Koleva visited Haiti in 2005 and has just published an essay for the online journal,, in which “I survey the current and future situation in Haiti through the prism of my experience growing up in socialist Bulgaria.”

Tuesday, 02 March 2010
Kapuściński relaxing in Warsaw, 1997

The Ryszard Kapuściński Award for literary reportage was established and announced last month, on the third anniversary of the author’s death, by the City of Warsaw and Poland’s largest daily newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza.

Thursday, 25 February 2010
Pietro Masturzo as the World Press Photo of the Year 2009

The international jury of the 53rd annual World Press Photo Contest has selected a photo by the Italian photographer Pietro Masturzo as the World Press Photo of the Year 2009. The picture depicts women shouting in protest from a rooftop in Tehran on 24 June.

Thursday, 25 February 2010
David Westin

ABC News announced on February 23 that it will reduce its staff by buyouts or layoffs if necessary. Employees said the cutbacks would affect 300 to 400 staffers, about 25 percent of its work force of about 1,500 people.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Committee to Protect Journalists

At least 71 journalists were killed across the globe in 2009, the Committee to Protect Journalists announced, the largest annual toll in the 30 years the group has been keeping track.