January 29, 2023

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Feb02

‘The Perfect Story’ – Film Screening With Director, Michelle Shephard

Join us for a screening of the award-winning film “The Perfect Story” and a discussion afterwards with filmmaker Michelle Shephard. In 2010, Shephard met a young Somali refugee during a reporting trip to Mogadishu and told his compelling story to the world. “The Perfect Story” examines what happened next as well as the ethical and moral challenges sparked by their relationship. The film questions what stories are told, why and who gets to tell them.

‘The Perfect Story’ – Film Screening With Director, Michelle Shephard

Name: 'The Perfect Story' – Film Screening With Director, Michelle Shephard
Date&Time: 02 February 2023 - 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time (Cocktails at 6 p.m., screening at 6:30 p.m.)
Location: Online via MS Teams and in-person at 333 Bay St, 29th floor, Toronto, Canada

Join us for a screening of the award-winning film The Perfect Story and a discussion afterwards with filmmaker Michelle Shephard. In 2010, Shephard met a young Somali refugee during a reporting trip to Mogadishu and told his compelling story to the world. “The Perfect Story” examines what happened next as well as the ethical and moral challenges sparked by their relationship. The film questions what stories are told, why and who gets to tell them.

Online registrants will receive a link to join via MS Teams about an hour before the program on Feb 2.

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To attend in person in Toronto, please register via Eventbrite here.

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OPC Events

Mar01

OPC Foundation Scholar Awards – Evening Reception

The Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholar Awards are back and in-person for the first time since February 28, 2020, when the pandemic sent us online…

OPC Foundation Scholar Awards – Evening Reception

Name: OPC Foundation Scholar Awards - Evening Reception
Date&Time: 01 March 2023 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, 320 East 43 St, New York City

The 2023 class of OPC Foundation Scholars gathered online in January. The image is a screenshot of an MS Teams meeting with those who could attend.

The 2023 class of OPC Foundation Scholars gathered online in January.

The Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholar Awards are back and in-person for the first time since Feb. 28, 2020, when the pandemic sent us online. The 2023 event will be an Evening Reception on March 1, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, at the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, 320 East 43 St, New York City. OPC members and friends are invited to join us as we celebrate the 18 journalists chosen by our judges to be among the best of their generation. This year, in a special ceremony, the OPC Foundation will award the first Seymour and Audrey Topping Scholarship.

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Tickets are not required but donations are always appreciated. While we missed the personal contact, we are proud of our virtual events and what our 2021 and 2022 scholars were able to accomplish. Please catch up on the OPC YouTube Channel. Email foundation@opcofamerica.org with questions.

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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