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OPC Annual Awards Dinner

The OPC is pleased to announce that it will hold its annual awards dinner on Oct. 22 at Cipriani 25 Broadway in lower Manhattan…

OPC Annual Awards Dinner

Date&Time: 22 October 2021
Location: Cipriani, 25 Broadway, New York City

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Network with Leading Global Journalists

October 22, 2021 | Cipriani, 25 Broadway, New York City.

The OPC is pleased to announce that it will hold its annual awards dinner on Oct. 22 at Cipriani 25 Broadway in lower Manhattan. Please mark your calendars now; we are planning a rousing evening of celebration and gratitude.

The Overseas Press Club of America is the nation’s oldest and largest association of journalists engaged in international news. Every year, it awards the most prestigious prizes devoted exclusively to international news coverage for an American audience.

Top editors of all major media companies attend the OPC’s annual awards dinner to network with colleagues and celebrate the work that journalists do covering the world. Foreign correspondents, photojournalists and freelancers fly to New York to collect their prizes.

Journalism has become an increasingly hazardous occupation, even as it has grown increasingly crucial to an ever more connected planet. The club’s mission is to uphold the highest standards in news reporting, advance the cause of press freedom, and help educate a new generation of journalists. It was founded in 1939 by nine foreign correspondents in New York City, and has grown to almost 500 members world-wide.


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The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism

January 29, 2021

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.

Jane Sasseen
Executive Director
McGraw Center for Business Journalism