Latest News Briefs

Friday, 22 January 2010
Sylvie Kauffmann

The new executive editor, Sylvie Kauffmann, 55, a former deputy executive editor and most recently a Southeast Asia correspondent for the paper. She is considered an expert in Eastern European politics and society.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Helen Thomas

OPC member Helen Thomas won two awards in November, and OPC Executive Director Sonya Fry, attended both events. On November 9, Thomas received the Gaudium Award from the Breukelein Institute which grew out the Catholic Oratory community of St. Boniface. On...

Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Alan Bjerga

Alan Bjerga, a Bloomberg News correspondent, was elected the 103rd president of the National Press Club last December, and he took office in January for a one-year term. He succeeded USA Today reporter Donna Leinwand.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Two weeks after its old owners closed Editor & Publisher, the magazine resumed publication for the February issue under new owners. It was sold by Nielsen Business Media to Duncan McIntosh Co., Inc., a magazine and newspaper publisher based in Irvine, California.

Friday, 15 January 2010
Nik Deogun

Wall Street Journal deputy managing editor Nik Deogun announced last month that he was leaving to become managing editor at CNBC. On Wednesday, some of the paper’s staff serenaded him with the following goodbye lyrics. (There was also a version of “Hit the Road, Nik,” sung to the theme of the...

Thursday, 14 January 2010
Photo taken by Patrick Farrell in Haiti in 2008 after a series of hurricanes

Being at the right place when it happens: Tequila Minsky, a freelance photographer based in New York City, was staying at the Hotel Oloffson in Port-au-Prince January 12 when the devastating earthquake struck.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Brian Palmer

OPC member Brian Palmer's documentary titled "Full Disclosure: A Reporter's Journey Toward Truth," has been selected for the feature competition at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. The documentary is based on Palmer's three trips to Iraq with the U.S. Marines.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Columbia Journalism School

Recognizing the importance of digital journalism to the future of the industry, Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism today announced that it had raised $15 million to launch a new center focusing on just that.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Sarah Palin heads to Fox News
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has signed a multi-year deal with FOX News to serve as a contributor across all FOX News platforms, announced Bill Shine, Executive Vice President of Programming.
Monday, 11 January 2010
Most Original News Reporting Comes From "Old Media"

As the number of sources for news proliferates on digital platforms, most original reporting still comes from newspapers, television and radio.