Latest News Briefs

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. 

Monday, 10 August 2009

Predictors of a bottomless tumble for newspapers may have spoken too soon. Newspapers' print ad revenue are forecasted to rebound 2.4% next year, less than five months after the Seattle Times became the only game in town, Times executives’ report a profit and a Beverly Hills...

Tuesday, 04 August 2009
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Caught in Iran's political maelstrom, will Newsweek's Maziar Bahari be free...

Tuesday, 04 August 2009
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Newsweek is escalating its pressure on the government of Iran to release Maziar Bahari, a prominent journalist who was detained there during the country’s...

Tuesday, 04 August 2009
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File this in the "it's about time" department: a political heavy-hitter -- Bill Clinton -- has finally gone to negotiate the release of ...

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Conventional wisdom has it that planning for a future in journalism makes as much sense as signing up for a career as a Pontiac dealer. But that's not how members of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism's just-graduated class of 2009 see it.