Latest News Briefs

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.

Monday, 24 August 2009

A round up of the latest books about journalism or by OPC members: The China Lover, Out of the Shadows: A Life of Gerda Taro, First Dogs: American Presidents and Their Best Friends and a new book by OPC member P.J. O'Rourke.

Saturday, 22 August 2009
OPC member Harry Benson, an internationally-known photographer, was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire at an investiture ceremony in Buckingham Palace in March. The order was presented to him by Princess Anne.
Thursday, 13 August 2009

Ravi Nessman, AP bureau chief in Sri Lanka, was expelled from the country after reporting civilian death tolls in the government’s recent final push against Tamil Tiger rebels, the International Press Institute reported on July 24.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

The AP reports that two of its embedded journalists in the south of the country had been wounded in a roadside bombing.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

With newspapers slashing budgets and citizen journalists snapping photos, photojournalists trying to make a living from shooting the news say their industry is in a crisis.