Latest News Briefs

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Congratulations to the 2010 winners of the OPC Foundation Scholarships. About 200 applications from more than 60 different colleges were received in the most competitive year the Foundation has seen since its inception. The awards will be presented at the annual Scholarship Luncheon on February...

Thursday, 17 December 2009
Ghaith Abdul-Ahad

Three journalists for The Guardian were released unharmed on December 16, six days after they were kidnapped by an armed gang in a remote part of eastern Afghanistan.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Nikhil Deogun

OPC board member Nikhil Deogun has left The Wall Street Journal, where he was international editor, and in February became managing editor of CNBC.

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.