Latest News Briefs

Thursday, 06 May 2010
May Bulletin

Get the latest club news from the May Bulletin. In this issue we have recaps of the great spring events the OPC brought your way like the Japan Hands Reunion, Seymour Topping's Book Night, the SPJ/CUNY panel titled "How to Weather the Tough Times in Journalism" and the...

Friday, 30 April 2010
World Press Freedom Day May 3

Events at World Press Freedom Day 2010 have been recorded and archived at the WPFD website and recorded at the University of Queensland. The theme for this year's event was "the right to know."

Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Jason Chen

Gawker Media said that computers belonging to one of its editors, Jason Chen, were seized from his home as part of what appeared to be an investigation into the sale of a next-generation iPhone.

Thursday, 22 April 2010
Roy Gutman

The city of Sarajevo has bestowed honorary citizenship on  Roy Gutman for his reporting on ethnic cleansing of Bosnia by Serbs during the 1992 to 1995 war. Gutman is an OPC member and OPC award winner.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Roy Gutman

MediaGaggle asks: Can one foreign correspondent save a nation? Enter OPC member Roy Gutman, who exposed a network of concentration camps run by Bosnian Serbs, where Muslims were beaten, starved and often murdered. Some 5,000 to 6,000 lives were saved, after Gutman’s Pulitzer...

Friday, 16 April 2010

Luis Antonio Chévez Hernández became the sixth Honduran journalist tobe murdered in 2010 when he was shot to death this week in front of his house in the commercial capital of San Pedro Sula.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010
A bottlegger's stash in Peshwar, Pakistan.

Bootlegging is big business in Pakistan, where alcoholic products have been illegal since the 1970s. But OPC board member Adam Ellick, a New York Times video/print reporter, wrote in a dispatch from Peshawar that bootleggers are making big money while hiding “from the...

Tuesday, 13 April 2010
Candles at a memorial in front of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw.

OPC Executive Director Sonya Fry and Jaroslaw Wlodarczyk, president of the Press Club Polska in Warsaw, exchanged messages after Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and dozens of Polish officials were killed in an April 10 plane crash.

Monday, 12 April 2010
David Hoffman with his editors at the OPC Book Night in December 2009

OPC member David E. Hoffman of The Washington Post has just won a Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction for his book The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy [Doubleday, 2009]. The Pulitzer Prize Board said the book is “...

Monday, 12 April 2010
The New Yorker

The New Yorker reports this week on the OPC tchotchke party held at OPC board member Minky Worden and husband Gordon Crovitz on March 3 for the club's first ever Tchotchke Night. The idea was for members to show-and-tell knick-knacks collected during...