Latest News Briefs

Sunday, 06 September 2009

WASHINGTON: In a letter to AP President Tom Curley, an OPC member, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates called “appalling” the wire service’s distribution of a grisly photo of a U.S. Marine mortally wounded in Afghanistan taken by Julie Jacobson.

Friday, 04 September 2009
To mark the 60th anniversary of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club move from Shanghai to Hong Kong, the Club’s magazineThe Correspondent published remembrances from five former Club presidents in its May/June issue.
Thursday, 03 September 2009

Sawyer, the longtime co-host of ABC's "Good Morning America," was named the successor to Charles Gibson, who is stepping down as the anchor of "World News" on ABC. The network announced the moves on Wednesday; they will be effective in January. 

Thursday, 03 September 2009

Long-term Associated Press staffers retire, about 100 employees accept a buyout and a few are relocated to new bureaus. 

Wednesday, 02 September 2009

Laura Ling and Euna Lee, the two American journalists released last month after being imprisoned in North Korea, tell their story in the Los Angeles Times and remind people of the story they wanted to cover. 

Tuesday, 01 September 2009

CBS News correspondent Cami McCormick was wounded August 28 when a roadside bomb hit the U.S. Army vehicle in which she was traveling south of Kabul. 

Tuesday, 01 September 2009
Alberto Ravell

President of the Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela accused Globovision, the nation’s last independent TV broadcaster, of “media terrorism,” but terrorism struck the station on July 3.

Monday, 31 August 2009

President Obama surprised OPC member Helen Thomas on her birthday with a cupcake while Christiane Amanpour served her CNN colleague a lesson on Thomas' objectivity. 

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Tom Mitchell of The Financial Times was elected president of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Hong Kong and three Hong Kong-based OPC members were reelected to the board.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

The Wall Street Journal appointed editors in Asia and the United States in June. Almar Latour was named the newspaper’s editor-in-chief, Asia.