Latest News Briefs

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.

Monday, 14 December 2009
New York Times

The New York Times is cutting 100 jobs from its newsroom staff.  At least 74 staffers accepted buyouts, the Newspaper Guild reported.  Others would be laid off.

Friday, 11 December 2009

Editor & Publisher will cease publication at the end of this year.  The surprise closure of the weekly magazine, both its print and online editions, was announced to the staff of 10 on December 10.  The closure was blamed on declining advertising and circulation. Since its...

Friday, 11 December 2009
Arnold Zeitlin

For his “work and contribution to the profession,” veteran foreign correspondent Arnold Zeitlin will receive a Journalism Alumni Award from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism on April 23 during Alumni Weekend.  Zeitlin was an AP and then UPI executive in Asia...

Friday, 04 December 2009

Friday marked the final broadcast of PBS's "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer." Beginning Monday the show will be titled "PBS NewsHour," with Lehrer and rotating senior correspondents Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff and Jeffrey Brown will co-anchor the hourly broadcast.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Sheriff Scott responds to the Overseas Press Club

The OPC Freedom of the Press Committee writes hundreds of letters every year to support journalists and a free press globally. This week is no different, except that the OPC has heard back quickly from a variety of sources that the letters have made an impact.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Sympathizers react at the arrival of one of 30 massacred journalists at UNTV.

It probably was the biggest and most gruesome one-day massacres of journalists in history. Around 10:30 a.m. on November 23 in Maguindanao province on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, a convoy of Filipinos was ambushed by about 100 armed men, some reportedly in police uniforms, and...

Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Club Quarters Downtown bar

NEW YORK: A new Club Quarters will open November 8 on the south side of the World Trade Center, and OPC members will be welcome there.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

McClatchy Newspapers is discussing changes in its foreign operations that could see some bureaus closing, with other locations opening and some expanding.