October 20, 2018

 

WATCH: Video Journalism In These Dangerous Times

On Oct. 18, a panel of experts gathered for a panel to discuss best practices and perils of using video footage in today’s era of ubiquitous cell phone cameras, viral distribution, and manipulated content...

[MORE]Photo: Chad Bouchard(flickr)
 

Oct. 30 Panel: The Future of Taiwan

Join the OPC for a panel to discuss issues facing the self-governing island of 23 million people...

[MORE]Photo: Jirka Matousek (flickr)
 

#PressFreedomHero

As part of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, the OPC is celebrating the work of press freedom heroes...

[MORE]Photo: Anne Jacko (flickr)
 

VIDEO: OPC Annual Awards Dinner

Click on the image above to see see a page with embedded videos and photos from the annual Awards Dinner with links to individual award pages and acceptance speeches...

[MORE]Photos: Carol Guzy, Carlos Garcia Rawlins and Carlos Barria, Kevin Frayer
 

“I want Justice”

Covering the violence against the Rohingya leads a photojournalist to ponder whether journalism sometimes does more harm than good...

[MORE]Photo: Allison Joyce
 

The Uncounted Dead

An investigative report finds clear evidence that the U.S. military grossly underestimates the number of civilians killed in its war against ISIS...

[MORE]Photo: Azmat Khan
 

In the Thick of It

How one individual Chinese-American female journalist survived for three decades on the front lines...

[MORE]Photo: Courtesy of Melinda Liu
 

VIDEO: Book Night - 'Directorate S'

On March 22, Steve Coll talked to OPC members about his new book, "Directorate S"...

[MORE]Photo: Chad Bouchard
Press Freedom

OPC Supports Call for US Congress to Investigate Khashoggi's Death

OPC Supports Call for US Congress to Investigate Khashoggi's Death

The Overseas Press Club of America supports Congressional efforts to use the Global Magnitsky Act to investigate the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and bring sanctions against those responsible...

VIDEO

VIDEO: Panel on Approaching Video Journalism in Dangerous Times

VIDEO: Panel on Approaching Video Journalism in Dangerous Times

On Oct. 18, a panel of experts gathered for a panel to discuss best practices and perils of using video footage in today's era of ubiquitous cell phone cameras, viral distribution, and manipulated content...

Press Freedom

WaPo Publisher Calls for Explanation About Jamal Khashoggi

WaPo Publisher Calls for Explanation About Jamal Khashoggi

Fred Ryan, Publisher and CEO of The Washington Post, made a statement regarding Jamal Khashoggi...

Press Freedom

OPC Calls for Saudi Arabia to Explain Missing Journalist

OPC Calls for Saudi Arabia to Explain Missing Journalist

The Overseas Press Club of America formally requests that the Saudi Arabia government explain the whereabouts of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi...

Press Freedom

Hong Kong Rejects FT Journalist's Visa

Hong Kong Rejects FT Journalist's Visa

NEW YORK October 5, 2018—The Hong Kong government has triggered a press freedom controversy by refusing to renew the work visa of a veteran Financial Times journalist after he moderated a discussion in August with pro-independence activist Andy Chan Ho-tin at the Foreign Correspondents Club (FCC)...

Press Freedom

OPC Attends Press Freedom Panel at UN

OPC Attends Press Freedom Panel at UN

On Sept. 28, the Committee to Protect Journalists hosted a panel discussion at the United Nations to highlight global press freedom challenges...

VIDEO

VIDEO: Panel on Reporting on Russia

VIDEO: Panel on Reporting on Russia

On Sept. 20, following a performance of the play Intractable Woman, A Theatrical Memo on Anna Politkovskaya, a panel of journalists discussed their experiences covering conflict and corruption in Russia and elsewhere...

Annual Awards Dinner

WaPo’s Martin Baron to Keynote 2019 Awards Dinner

WaPo’s Martin Baron to Keynote 2019 Awards Dinner

Martin baron, executive editor of The Washington Post, will be the keynote speaker at the OPC’s 80th Anniversary Awards Dinner on April 19, 2019...

Annual Awards Dinner

Save the Date: OPC Annual Awards Dinner, April 18

Save the Date: OPC Annual Awards Dinner, April 18

Martin Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post, will be the keynote speaker at the OPC’s 80th Annual Awards Dinner on April 18, 2019 honoring the best in international journalism...

OPC Board of Governors

OPC Elects Pancho Bernasconi as President as Well as Officers and Governors

OPC Elects Pancho Bernasconi as President as Well as Officers and Governors

During the OPC’s Annual Meeting on Sept. 4, members elected Pancho Bernasconi, vice president of Global News at Getty Images, as the club’s next president.

Mental Health

New Video Therapy Service Offers Help for Journalists

Life as an international journalist comes with big rewards, but can also come at a cost. A high-octane lifestyle, marked by frequent uprooting between posts and the trauma of witnessing tragedy and loss, takes a toll on mental health. But getting help can feel like a nearly impossible task for such moving targets. A new service launched this summer is aimed at making access to therapy easier via remote video chat...

Members Profiles

Meet the OPC Members: Q&A With Charles Graeber

Meet the OPC Members: Q&A With Charles Graeber

Charles Graeber is a contributor to a wide range of publications, including The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, The New York Times, National Geographic Adventure, Vogue, The Guardian, The Daily Beast, Salon and Wired, for which he is a contributing editor. He is also author of The Good Nurse, a portrait of America’s most prolific serial killer, Charles Cullen. Graeber’s work has received several awards, including the OPC’s 2011 Ed Cunningham Award for reporting on the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan for Bloomberg Businessweek. He served as OPC Governor from 2014 to 2018.

Press Freedom

Overseas Press Club of America Denounces Jailing of Two Reuters Journalists in Myanmar

Overseas Press Club of America Denounces Jailing of Two Reuters Journalists in Myanmar

NEW YORK Sept. 4, 2018—The Overseas Press Club of America denounces a court ruling in Myanmar that found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and jailed them for seven years...

Press Freedom

OPC Calls for Release of Journalists Arrested in Belfast

OPC Calls for Release of Journalists Arrested in Belfast

The Overseas Press Club of America called on police in the United Kingdom to release two British journalists who were arrested Friday on suspicion of stealing confidential documents...

People Remembered

Legendary Foreign Correspondent Richard Pyle Laid to Rest at Arlington Cemetery

Legendary Foreign Correspondent Richard Pyle Laid to Rest at Arlington Cemetery

Friends and family members of legendary war correspondent and Army veteran Richard Pyle gathered at the Arlington National Cemetery on Aug. 20 to celebrate his life and a career with The Associated Press that spanned nearly five decades. Pyle died on Sept. 28 last year at the age of 83 after battle with respiratory disease...

Press Freedom

Overseas Press Club of America Denounces Trump’s Attack on Press as Part of Nationwide Protest

Overseas Press Club of America Denounces Trump’s Attack on Press as Part of Nationwide Protest

NEW YORK August 16, 2018—The Overseas Press Club of America joined newspapers across the country in publishing statements today condemning President Trump’s assaults on U.S. journalists. The Boston Globe and the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) led the call for joint action to defend a free press...

Press Freedom

Overseas Press Club of America Supports Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Hong Kong

Overseas Press Club of America Supports Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Hong Kong

NEW YORK—August 15, 2018--The Overseas Press Club of America spoke out in support Wednesday for the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Hong Kong, which has come under pressure from both the Chinese and Hong Kong governments for hosting a pro-independence speaker...

People Rememberd

People Remembered: OPC Member Bob Gibson

People Remembered: OPC Member Bob Gibson

One of the longest standing members of the OPC member, Bob Gibson, known for shaping foreign coverage at the Los Angeles Times, died on June 22 at the age of 89. He had been an OPC member since 1957...

Press Freedom

Overseas Press Club of America Denounces President Trump’s Treatment of CNN Reporter

Overseas Press Club of America Denounces President Trump’s Treatment of CNN Reporter

The Overseas Press Club of America added its voice Thursday to that of other news and media organizations that have protested President Trump’s decision to prevent CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins from covering a White House event because she had asked “inappropriate” questions...

VIDEO

‘Civil’ Platform Offers Help for Newsrooms and Journalists

‘Civil’ Platform Offers Help for Newsrooms and Journalists

The litany of challenges facing the news industry is daunting. Traditional journalism has a trust problem. Newsrooms have a sustainability problem. Armies of bad actors, social media gate keepers, fake news makers, hired trolls and hostile politicians press against the gates. But a new project is looking for ways to thwart these threats, to help newsrooms find sustainable models, to foster a trusted community of content creators, and eventually help journalists get paid for their work...

Membership Fund

OPC Launches New Membership Fund for Freelancers

OPC Launches New Membership Fund for Freelancers

Please consider supporting the work of international freelance journalists by donating to the Membership Fund of the Overseas Press Club of America. Accurate, unbiased reporting is more important now than ever. But much of the work is being done by freelancers who have little institutional support from news organization...

Press Clubs

IAPC Welcomes Press Clubs From African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries

IAPC Welcomes Press Clubs From African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries

Delegates from the International Association of Press Clubs welcomed press clubs from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries for the first time during the IAPC General Assembly on June 2... 

Press Freedom

OPC Condemns E.P.A. for Barring Reporters From Event

OPC Condemns E.P.A. for Barring Reporters From Event

The Overseas Press Club of America strongly condemns the Environmental Protection Agency for barring reporters from three news organizations from an event this morning on the impact of toxic chemicals on drinking water at the agency’s headquarters. 

Press Freedom

#PressFreedomHeroes

#PressFreedomHeroes

As part of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, the OPC is collecting and sharing the names of press freedom heroes and celebrating their work...

#OPCAwards79

OPC Awards Dinner Honors Women and Exceptional International Journalism

OPC Awards Dinner Honors Women and Exceptional International Journalism

Foreign correspondents gathered on April 26 to celebrate their profession and honor those who have persevered in uncovering the truth despite the increasing challenges journalists face when doing their jobs...

OPC Awards

PHOTOS & VIDEO: OPC Awards Dinner

PHOTOS & VIDEO: OPC Awards Dinner

Check out this page of photos and video clips from this year's Annual Awards Dinner...

OPC Awards

Overseas Press Club of America Announces Annual Award Winners

Overseas Press Club of America Announces Annual Award Winners

NEW YORK, March 21, 2018 — The fall of ISIS and war’s human toll on civilian populations emerged as the leading storylines among the 22 winners of the 79th Annual Overseas Press Club Awards. America’s oldest association dedicated to international news will honor the journalists at an April 26 dinner in New York. The OPC President’s Award recognizes veteran AP foreign correspondent Kathy Gannon...

OPC Awards

Dateline: 'I want Justice'

Dateline: 'I want Justice'

Covering the violence against the Rohingya leads a photojournalist to ponder whether journalism sometimes does more harm than good...

OPC Awards

Dateline: The Uncounted Dead

Dateline: The Uncounted Dead

An investigative report finds clear evidence that the U.S. military grossly underestimates the number of civilians killed in its war against ISIS.

OPC Awards

Dateline: In the Thick of It

Dateline: In the Thick of It

How one individual Chinese-American female journalist survived for three decades on the front lines...

OPC Awards

Dateline: Moving to Mogadishu

Dateline: Moving to Mogadishu

The only way to learn what’s really happening in one of America’s most shadowy wars is to be on the ground in Somalia...

OPC Press ID

OPC Press ID: ‘A Lifesaver’

OPC Press ID: ‘A Lifesaver’

In the winter of 2013, I heard a story about U.S.-backed forces burying a child alive in a remote village in Kandahar, Afghanistan. While investigating, I was arrested by forces loyal to the brutal police chief Abdul Raziq, America’s man in Kandahar. I was expelled from Kandahar and barred from ever returning...

People Remembered

Remembering Kim Wall

Remembering Kim Wall

Friends, family, and teachers remembered Kim Wall at a memorial service at the Columbia Journalism School on the evening of Oct. 11. Those giving tribute to Kim, who graduated from the journalism school in 2013, focused on her love of journalism and her eclectic body of work rather than on her horrific death...

Press Freedom

OPC Condemns Turkey's Conviction of WSJ Reporter Ayla Albayrak

OPC Condemns Turkey's Conviction of WSJ Reporter Ayla Albayrak

The Overseas Press Club of America strongly condemns the conviction of Wall Street Journal reporter Ayla Albayrak of terrorism charges in Turkey on Oct. 10...

People Remembered

People Remembered: Wilbur G. Landrey

People Remembered: Wilbur G. Landrey

The OPC is saddened to hear that OPC member Wilbur Landrey died on Sept. 29. at age 93...

Memorial

Memorial: Remembering Kim Wall

Memorial: Remembering Kim Wall

Please join Columbia University School of Journalism for a memorial and reception to honor former student and classmate.

Event Recap

Panel Examines ‘Photojournalists in the Crossfire’

Panel Examines ‘Photojournalists in the Crossfire’

Operating on assignment in conflict zones requires deep research, extensive planning and trusted colleagues on the ground. Those were some of the key tips highlighted at a panel with two veteran photojournalists on Sept. 13, a program co-sponsored by the OPC, the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and the Professional Prizes department...

People Remembered

People Remembered: Richard Pyle

The OPC is deeply saddened that longtime OPC member and renowned Associated Press reporter Richard Pyle died on Sept. 28 at the age of 83...

Analysis

Big Media Companies Join Trend in Nonprofit Journalism

Big Media Companies Join Trend in Nonprofit Journalism

In this enterprise piece for OPC, Amy Russo explores whether new nonprofit endeavors from large news organizations are sustainable. "As news organizations struggle for funding, the Guardian and The New York Times have announced they will both be pursuing philanthropic initiatives to support their reporting..."

People Remembered

Remembering OPC Member Rachael Bail

Remembering OPC Member Rachael Bail

The OPC is saddened to hear news that longtime OPC member Rachel Bail passed away peacefully the evening of Sunday, Aug. 27 with her family...

Announcement

Colleagues and Family Launch the Kim Wall Memorial Fund

Colleagues and Family Launch the Kim Wall Memorial Fund

To honor the legacy of murdered journalist and OPC member Kim Wall, her family and friends have established the Kim Wall Memorial Fund, administered and supported by the International Women’s Media Foundation.

People Remembered

Remembering My Friend, Kim Wall

Remembering My Friend, Kim Wall

Coleen Jose talks about her friend and colleague, Kim Wall.

Member Dispatch

Covering the 75th Anniversary of Guadalcanal

Covering the 75th Anniversary of Guadalcanal

OPC member Moana Tregaskis is an author, photographer and anthropologist specializing in Asia and the Pacific. She is the widow of Richard Tregaskis, a journalist who served as war correspondent during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, and is best known for his book, Guadalcanal Diary...

People Remembered

OPC Saddened by Kim Wall's Murder

OPC Saddened by Kim Wall's Murder

The OPC is deeply saddened by the murder of Kim Wall, an OPC member since 2015.

Event Recap

Panelists Discuss the Future of Journalism and Mentorship With The Media Line

Panelists Discuss the Future of Journalism and Mentorship With The Media Line

On Tuesday, June 13, the OPC and The Media Line co-hosted a forum to discuss the crucial link between policy and journalism, and to celebrate the agency’s Press and Policy Student Program.

Event Recap

Journalism in the Age of Trump

Journalism in the Age of Trump

Much has been made of how the administration of President Donald Trump requires a different kind of coverage than its predecessors. Washington Post editor Marty Baron disagrees. “Our traditional role serves us fine,” he says. That role, he adds, is to be “an honest observer” of political events and then to “tell the people what we’ve found.”

Event Recap

Junger and Quested Probe Conflict in Syria for ‘Hell on Earth’

Junger and Quested Probe Conflict in Syria for ‘Hell on Earth’

On Wednesday, May 24, the OPC hosted a special screening and discussion of the documentary Hell On Earth: The Fall Of Syria And The Rise of ISIS, with filmmakers Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested.

Event Recap

Filmmakers Discuss Iraq’s ‘Queen of the Desert’

Filmmakers Discuss Iraq’s ‘Queen of the Desert’

On May 17, the OPC hosted a special sneak preview at International House of a new documentary about Bell’s life, Letters from Baghdad...

Event Recap

OPC Attends JPC Freedom of the Press Conference

OPC Attends JPC Freedom of the Press Conference

OPC president Deidre Depke told a crowd of international journalists that there are reasons to be optimistic about the future of journalism in the United States despite myriad challenges.

AWARDS DINNER

PHOTOS & VIDEO: OPC Awards Dinner

PHOTOS & VIDEO: OPC Awards Dinner

The OPC’s 78th Annual Awards Dinner last night was one for the history books. The club raised a record amount of money through table sales and a new text-to-pledge campaign. Tenor James Valenti’s beautiful voice and a tribute to past OPC President Roy Rowan added a magical note to the evening...

OPC Annual Awards Dinner

OPC Awards Celebrate Importance, Impact of Free Press

OPC Awards Celebrate Importance, Impact of Free Press

In a year marked by attacks on both journalists and journalism itself, foreign correspondents gathered Thursday night to celebrate their work and honor the sacrifices many have made in order to report the news...

Event Recap

The First Woman on Late Night TV Celebrates the First Amendment

The First Woman on Late Night TV Celebrates the First Amendment

OPC was at Samantha Bee's Not the White House Correspondent's Dinner in Washington, DC. Here's a recap of the event...

Event Recap

Middle East Experts Voice Concern Over Trump’s Murky Policies

Middle East Experts Voice Concern Over Trump’s Murky Policies

President Donald Trump still lacks a clear policy in the Middle East, which could leave the U.S. open to manipulation from autocratic governments in the region and embolden terrorists, experts said during a panel on March 1...

Press Freedom

OPC Urges Trump to Stop Attacks on News Media

The Overseas Press Club of America is alarmed by the increasingly hostile attacks on the news media by the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump...