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OPC Annual Meeting Sept. 6

The OPC Annual Meeting, open to all members in good standing, will be held online on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time via Zoom.

OPC Annual Meeting Sept. 6

Name: OPC Annual Meeting Sept. 6
Date&Time: 06 September 2022 - 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Online via Zoom

The OPC Annual Meeting, open to all members in good standing, will be held online on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time via Zoom.

RSVPs are mandatory, as only members in good standing (who are up to date with dues payments) are eligible to be at the annual meeting.

Registrants will receive a link to join the Zoom call about an hour before the program on Sept 6.

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The deadline for voting is Monday, Sept. 5 at noon Eastern Time.

The OPC is using the online voting website Balloteer again this year to host its secure election. Watch for an email from info@opcofamerica.org with your ballot link.

The system allows one voting ballot and delineates between Active and Associate members. There will be no paper ballots this year.

This year, the OPC will elect officers and nine (9) Active board members and three (3) Associate board members to begin two-year terms.

Results will be announced at the annual meeting.

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Sep13

‘How I Did It’: OPC and The Li Center at Columbia University Present: The Story Behind The New York Times’ ‘Civilian Casualty Files’

The Li Center, in collaboration with the Overseas Press Club of America, goes behind the scenes of “The Civilian Casualty Files” in a conversation with Azmat Khan, the lead reporter, and Luke Mitchell, her New York Times Magazine editor…

‘How I Did It’: OPC and The Li Center at Columbia University Present: The Story Behind The New York Times’ ‘Civilian Casualty Files’

Name: 'How I Did It': OPC and The Li Center at Columbia University Present: The Story Behind The New York Times’ 'Civilian Casualty Files'
Date&Time: 13 September 2022 - 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Joseph D. Jamail Lecture Hall, Pulitzer Hall, Columbia Journalism School + Streaming

Photo: Ivor Prickett

The Li Center, in collaboration with the Overseas Press Club of America, goes behind the scenes of “The Civilian Casualty Files” in a conversation with Azmat Khan, the lead reporter, and Luke Mitchell, her New York Times Magazine editor.

The event will be held in person and online. Click the link below to attend the Zoom. Registrants will receive a link to join the Zoom call about an hour before the program on Sept. 13.

Columbia University is committed to protecting the health and safety of its community. To that end, all visiting alumni and guests must meet the university requirement of full vaccination status in order to attend in-person events. Vaccination cards will be checked upon entry to all outdoor and indoor venues. Masks are strongly recommended but not mandatory.

More details about how to register to attend in person will be announced soon.

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Based on thousands of pages of previously unreported Pentagon reports and five years of painstaking reporting from Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, Khan’s stories painted a damning portrait of American warfare. The reporting exposed the systemic intelligence failings that resulted in countless civilian casualties from U.S.-led airstrikes. And it described the web of impunity that provided cover to those responsible. The series won numerous awards, including a Pulitzer Prize, a National Magazine Award, an Overseas Press Club Award, and a Polk Award. This talk is part of an OPC series, called, ‘How I Did It,’ which convenes freelance journalists and their editors or producers to break down a major feat of reporting. It will be moderated by OPC Governor Ginger Thompson, who is the chief of correspondents at ProPublica and the winner of multiple journalism awards for her reporting from Latin America and from the U.S.-Mexico border.

 


Photo: Ivor Prickett

Photo: Ivor Prickett

Photo: Ivor Prickett

Photo: Ivor Prickett

Photo: Ivor Prickett

Photo: Ivor Prickett
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Oct11

Book Night with Christopher Roush to Discuss ‘The Future of Business Journalism’

‘The Future of Business Journalism’ explores how the field evolved into this divide and offers solutions on how business journalism can once again provide the stories and content that a broad society needs…

Book Night with Christopher Roush to Discuss ‘The Future of Business Journalism’

Name: Book Night with Christopher Roush to Discuss ‘The Future of Business Journalism’
Date&Time: 11 October 2022 - 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Online via Zoom

Business owners, consumers, and employees have long relied on the news to make financial decisions ― what to buy, who to hire, and what products to sell. In the twenty-first century, that news has shifted. Only the big businesses and executives can afford expensive subscriptions, while most consumers and small business owners are left scrambling to find the news they need to succeed and thrive.

In The Future of Business Journalism, veteran business journalist and professor Christopher Roush delves into how the crisis occurred, from the disintegration of the once-strong relationship between businesses and media to the media’s focus on national coverage at the expense of local news. He reveals how these trends result in major “coverage deserts.”

Registrants will receive a link to join the Zoom call about an hour before the program on Oct. 11.

OPC President Paula Dwyer will moderate the discussion.

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Journalism Contests

The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism

September 30, 2021
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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, 2021 – 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