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Feb09

OPC Award Winners Share Their Stories: The Madeline Dane Ross Award

Please join the OPC for a discussion with this year’s winner of the Madeline Dane Ross Award, Karla Zabludovsky, the Mexico bureau chief and Latin America correspondent for BuzzFeed News, who won for the entry titled “The Fight for Women’s Rights in Latin America.”

OPC Award Winners Share Their Stories: The Madeline Dane Ross Award

Name: OPC Award Winners Share Their Stories: The Madeline Dane Ross Award
Date&Time: 09 February 2021 - 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Zoom video conferencing app

Karla Zabludovsky

Please join the OPC for a discussion with this year’s winner of the Madeline Dane Ross Award, Karla Zabludovsky, the Mexico bureau chief and Latin America correspondent for BuzzFeed News, who won for the entry titled “The Fight for Women’s Rights in Latin America.”

The moderator will be Hannah Allam, who served as head judge for the award.

The Madeline Dane Ross Award honors the year’s best international reporting in the print medium or digital showing a concern for the human condition.

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Judges for the award wrote: “Karla Zabludovsky wrote with great passion and a sense of urgency about ordinary women in Latin America whose lives were upended by the restrictive – and sometimes deadly – reproductive health laws that are the norm in the region. Her profile of a Bolivian mayor who was savagely attacked displayed the reporter’s ability to use an extraordinary moment in a person’s life to illuminate a broader issue: in this case, the entrenched misogyny that female politicians in Latin America grapple with. Zabludosky operated under dangerous conditions, traveling across the region to report with authority and sensitivity. Her work embodies the spirit of the Madeline Dane Ross Award: deeply reported stories about the human condition.”

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Feb12

Book Night: You Don’t Belong Here – an OPC Chat with Elizabeth Becker

Join the OPC for cocktails and conversation with Elizabeth Becker, an award-winning reporter, to discuss her book You Don’t Belong Here, the long-buried story of three extraordinary female journalists who permanently shattered the official and cultural barriers to women covering war…

Book Night: You Don’t Belong Here – an OPC Chat with Elizabeth Becker

Name: Book Night: You Don’t Belong Here - an OPC Chat with Elizabeth Becker
Date&Time: 12 February 2021 - 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Zoom video conferencing app

Join the OPC for cocktails and conversation with Elizabeth Becker, an award-winning reporter, to discuss her book You Don’t Belong Here, the long-buried story of three extraordinary female journalists who permanently shattered the official and cultural barriers to women covering war.

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Kate Webb, an Australian iconoclast, Catherine Leroy, a French daredevil photographer, and Frances FitzGerald, a blue-blood American intellectual, arrived in Vietnam with starkly different life experiences but one shared purpose: to report on the most consequential story of the decade.

At a time when women were considered unfit to be foreign reporters, Frankie, Catherine and Kate paid their own way to war in 1966, arrived without jobs, challenged the rules imposed on them by the military, ignored the belittlement and resentment of their male peers and found new ways to explain the war through the people who lived through it.

What emerges is an unforgettable story of three journalists forging their place in a land of men, often at great personal sacrifice, and forever altering the craft of war reportage for generations.

In her 40-year journalism career, Becker was an award-winning reporter for The Washington Post, National Public Radio and The New York Times. She is also the author of WHEN THE WAR WAS OVER: Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge Revolution; and OVERBOOKED: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism.

Ann Cooper, Professor Emerita of the Columbia Journalism School, will be the moderator.

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Journalism Contests

The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism

January 29, 2021
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Do you - or a reporter you know - have a great idea for an investigative or enterprise story on an important business or financial topic, but few resources to get it done?

If so, the McGraw Center for Business Journalism would like to hear from you.

Grants up to $15K for Investigative & Enterprise Business Reporting  — Apply by January 20, 2021

Time and again, we’ve seen the impact deeply-reported stories that “Follow the Money” can have in bringing questionable practices to light.

For many journalists, however, devoting the time and resources needed for such projects is increasingly difficult – particularly amidst the recent wave of layoffs and cutbacks in the news industry.

That’s where the McGraw Center for Business Journalism can play a role.

Applications are now open for the Winter 2021 McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism, an initiative of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York. The Fellowships, awarded twice a year, provide experienced journalists with funds and editorial support to produce high-impact investigative and enterprise stories on critical issues related to the U.S. economy, finance or business.

The upcoming deadline to apply is January 29, 2020

  • Each Fellow receives a grant of up to $15,000
  • No residency is required; McGraw Fellows work from their own offices
  • Fellowships are open to both freelance and staff journalists with at least five years 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. You can also contact us at mcgrawcenter@journalism.cuny.edu with further questions. Applications for Winter 2021 Fellowship are due January 29, 2021. Summer 2021 applications will be due July 16, 2021.

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