Latest News Briefs

Tuesday, 05 January 2010
Walter Cronkite

Nearly six months after Walter Cronkite's death, his voice is leaving the "CBS Evening News." His introduction of anchor Katie Couric was replaced Monday by a voiceover featuring actor Morgan Freeman.

Monday, 04 January 2010
Calgary Herald reporter Michelle Lang enjoys a Canadian Forces breakfast.

Calgary Herald journalist Michelle Lang never took the easy way out, whether it was holding government to account or travelling to a busy African AIDS clinic to chronicle the downside of recruiting foreign doctors.

Monday, 04 January 2010
CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon

CPJ reported that 136 reporters, editors and photojournalists, nearly half of them freelancers, were in jail worldwide December 1, an increase of 11 from 2008.

Monday, 04 January 2010
Kurt Westergaard

Armed with an ax and a knife and shouting "revenge" and "blood," a 28-year-old Somali man tried to smash through a reinforced bathroom door in the home of Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard in Aarhus, Denmark shortly after 10 p.m. on January 1.

Friday, 18 December 2009
CPJ Media Deaths

At least 68 journalists worldwide were killed for their work in 2009, the highest yearly tally ever documented by the Committee to Protect Journalists, the organization said in its year-end analysis. The record toll was driven in large part by the election-related slaughter of more than 30 media...

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Congratulations to the 2010 winners of the OPC Foundation Scholarships. About 200 applications from more than 60 different colleges were received in the most competitive year the Foundation has seen since its inception. The awards will be presented at the annual Scholarship Luncheon on February...

Thursday, 17 December 2009
Ghaith Abdul-Ahad

Three journalists for The Guardian were released unharmed on December 16, six days after they were kidnapped by an armed gang in a remote part of eastern Afghanistan.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Nikhil Deogun

OPC board member Nikhil Deogun has left The Wall Street Journal, where he was international editor, and in February became managing editor of CNBC.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Journalism students continue to pursue international reporting

At a time when the international reach of the U.S. news media has been dramatically curtailed, the interest among college students in becoming foreign correspondents has never been higher.

Monday, 14 December 2009
Magomed Yevloyev

Ibragim Yevloyev, an Interior Ministry officer, was sentenced on December 11 to two years in a penal colony in the 2008 shooting death of journalist Magomed Yevloyev, founder of Ingushetia’s main opposition Web site.  He was shot in the head in a police car.