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Dec07

OPC Happy Hour at the Algonquin Hotel Bar

The Half King may be gone, but we’re bringing back the OPC’s social mixers! Our first will be at the hotel bar where the OPC was founded. Join us Wednesday December 7th at the Algonquin Hotel bar for food, drink and fun! Both members and non-members are welcome to attend! The event will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. No RSVP is needed.

OPC Happy Hour at the Algonquin Hotel Bar

Name: OPC Happy Hour at the Algonquin Hotel Bar
Date&Time: 07 December 2022 - 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time - 9:00 p.m.
Location: The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, 59 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

The Half King may be gone, but we’re bringing back the OPC’s social mixers! Our first will be at the hotel bar where the OPC was founded. Join us Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the Algonquin Hotel bar to raise a glass with colleagues! Preview the cash bar and menu here. Both members and non-members are welcome to attend! The event will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. No RSVP is needed.

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Dec13

How Afghan Journalists are Reinventing Themselves

More than a year after U.S. troops withdrew from Afghanistan and the Taliban returned to power, Afghan journalists are trying to navigate a “new” Afghanistan. Some are re-building careers in Afghanistan and others are setting up shops in the West, particularly in the U.S. and Canada…

How Afghan Journalists are Reinventing Themselves

Name: How Afghan Journalists are Reinventing Themselves
Date&Time: 13 December 2022 - 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Location: Online via Zoom

Photo: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Young

Photo: U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist Daniel Young.

More than a year after U.S. troops withdrew from Afghanistan and the Taliban returned to power, Afghan journalists are trying to navigate a “new” Afghanistan. Some are re-building careers in Afghanistan and others are setting up shops in the West, particularly in the U.S. and Canada.

The OPC supported 33 Afghan journalists who resettled in the U.S. with cash grants totaling $133,000 earlier this year. On Dec. 13, the club will talk to a variety of Afghan journalists about the progress they have made and the challenges remaining. The rise of a vibrant, independent journalism community in Afghanistan was one of the few success stories in the two-decade U.S. occupation.

Registrants will receive a link to join the Zoom call about an hour before the program on Dec. 13.

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The moderator will be Deborah Amos, a governor of the OPC and a longtime reporter at National Public Radio covering the Middle East. “The community is in need of highlighting and support,” Amos said. “The OPC did this with cash following the exodus last year. Now it’s crucial, but harder, to help this community survive.”

Speakers include:

• Ali Latifi, an Emmy-nominated freelance producer and writer working for major U.S. and International broadcasters and print outlets, including PBS, CNN and The New York Times.

Zahra Nader, editor-in-chief of Zan Times, a media outlet that covers human rights in Afghanistan with a focus on women, the LGBT community and environmental issues.

Zaki Daryabi, who founded Etilaat Roz Daily in 2012 and is publisher for KabulNow, an online newspaper affiliated with Etilaat.

Samiullah Mahdi, a former Voice of America correspondent who co-founded Amu TV, a digital news platform he that brings together journalists from within and outside Afghanistan to provide independent reporting in Farsi and Pashto.

Summia Tora: Afghanistan’s first Rhodes Scholar, a fellow at New America and member of an Afghan podcast team that produced “No Way Home,” a production for The Intercept.

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How I Did It

Jan12

‘How I Did It’ – Los Angeles Times Photographer Marcus Yam Explains His Approach to Covering Conflict

Marcus Yam is a roving Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent and staff photographer. In 2022, he won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for images documenting the U.S. departure from Afghanistan that capture the human cost of the historic change in the country. Yam will discuss his work with Calvin Hom, executive director of photography at the LAT. OPC Governor Sandra Stevenson, deputy director of photography at The Washington Post, will moderate…

‘How I Did It’ – Los Angeles Times Photographer Marcus Yam Explains His Approach to Covering Conflict

Name: 'How I Did It' - Los Angeles Times Photographer Marcus Yam Explains His Approach to Covering Conflict
Date&Time: 12 January 2023 - 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Online via Zoom

Marcus Yam is a roving Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent and staff photographer. In 2022, he won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for images documenting the U.S. departure from Afghanistan that capture the human cost of the historic change in the country. Yam will discuss his work with Calvin Hom, executive director of photography at the LAT. OPC Governor Sandra Stevenson, deputy director of photography at The Washington Post, will moderate.

Registrants will receive a link to join the Zoom call about an hour before the program on Jan. 12.

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Journalism Contests

The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism

September 30, 2022
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Do you -- or a reporter you know -- have a great idea for high-impact investigative or enterprise story that "Follows the Money," but few resources to take it on?

If so, the McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism, an initiative of the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York, would like to hear from you. The Fellowships provide experienced journalists with the funds and editorial support needed to produce high-impact stories on critical issues related to the US economy, business or finance.

The upcoming deadline to apply is September 30, 2022 – please note that this is a change from our earlier announced fall deadline. 

  • Each Fellow receives a grant of up to $15,000
  • Fellowships are open to both freelance and staff journalists with at least five years professional journalism experience
  • Applications accepted from both reporters and editors
  • Applications in any type of media — print, audio, video and digital — will be considered

Previous McGraw Fellows have explored a wide variety of topics — and you don’t need to be a business reporter to apply. Many have been generalists, or follow beats such as health care or the environment. Others have focused on issues such as economic justice or corporate accountability. Here are some examples of their work:

If you’d like to join them, you’ll find more information, an FAQ, and the application at www.mcgrawcenter.org. If you have further questions, you can contact us at mcgrawcenter@journalism.cuny.edu. Applications are accepted twice a year. Fall 2021 Fellowships are due September 30, 2021. Spring  2022 applications will be due March 31, 2022.

The McGraw Center for Business Journalism was established at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY in 2014 by the family of the late Harold W. McGraw, Jr., former chairman and CEO of McGraw-Hill and long-time publisher of BusinessWeek magazine. The Center is dedicated to enhancing the depth and quality of business and economic news coverage through training, student scholarships and support for veteran journalists.

The Newmark Graduate School of Journalism in midtown Manhattan is the only publicly supported graduate journalism school in the Northeast. Led by Dean Sarah Bartlett, the School offers three 16 month Master’s degree programs: an M.A. in Journalism, Spanish Language Journalism, or Social Journalism.

CONTACT:
Jane Sasseen
Executive Director
McGraw Center for Business Journalism
mcgrawcenter@journalism.cuny.edu
917-748-8257