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Mar17

The Myth of Chinese Capitalism – Tiff Roberts Book Night

In The Myth of Chinese Capitalism, OPC member Tiff Roberts explores the reality behind today’s China and pulls the curtain back on how the Chinese manufacturing machine is actually powered. Roberts lived in Beijing for two decades working as a reporter on economics, business and politics for Bloomberg Businessweek…

The Myth of Chinese Capitalism – Tiff Roberts Book Night

Name: The Myth of Chinese Capitalism – Tiff Roberts Book Night
Date&Time: 17 March 2020 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street, New York

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In The Myth of Chinese Capitalism, OPC member Tiff Roberts explores the reality behind today’s China and pulls the curtain back on how the Chinese manufacturing machine is actually powered. Roberts lived in Beijing for two decades working as a reporter on economics, business and politics for Bloomberg Businessweek.

OPC Past President William J. Holstein will serve as host to discuss the book with Roberts on March 17 at Club Quarters.

In the book, Roberts focuses on two places: the village of Binghuacun in the province of Guizhou, one of China’s poorest regions that sends the highest proportion of its youth away to become migrants; and Dongguan, China’s most infamous factory town located in Guangdong, home to both the largest number of migrant workers and the country’s biggest manufacturing base.

Roberts brings to life the problems that China and its people face today as they attempt to overcome a divisive system that poses a serious challenge to the country’s future development. In so doing, Roberts paints a boot-on-the-ground cautionary picture of China for a world now held in its financial thrall.

Roberts is an award-winning journalist and speaker now serving as a Fellow at the University of Montana’s Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center. He is a regular commentator on the U.S.-China trade and political relationship. Previously he was China bureau chief and Asia News Editor at Bloomberg Businessweek, based in Beijing for more than two decades. He has reported from all of China’s provinces and regions including Tibet and Xinjiang, covering the rise of companies and entrepreneurs, manufacturing and migrants, demography and civil society. He has also reported from North Korea, Mongolia and Cambodia, on China’s growing economic and political influence. His recent reporting has focused on how legacy policies from China’s past, including its household registration system, are leading to growing inequality and social tension, and are holding back the country’s development.

The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: The Worker, the Factory, and the Future of the World, will be published by St. Martin’s Press in March 2020. He has a BA from from Stanford and MIA from Columbia University.

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Mar25

Everything Freelancers Need to Know about Insurance

In an unprecedented show of cooperation, three of the organizations at the forefront of seeking to make insurance available are holding a panel discussion at Club Quarters from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25. The goal is to publicize alternatives that are available to freelancers and local journalists, whether they are members of the Overseas Press Club or not…

Everything Freelancers Need to Know about Insurance

Name: Everything Freelancers Need to Know about Insurance
Date&Time: 25 March 2020 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Clockwise from upper left: Elisabeth Cantenys, Sasha Gainanin, Hugh Brumfitt and Daphne Pelligrino.

by William J. Holstein

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Thousands of freelance and local journalists are covering some of the world’s toughest stories but too many of them lack insurance to help them when they get sick or wounded. The time to halt that practice is at hand.

In an unprecedented show of cooperation, three of the organizations at the forefront of seeking to make insurance available are holding a panel discussion at Club Quarters from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25. The goal is to publicize alternatives that are available to freelancers and local journalists, whether they are members of the Overseas Press Club or not. The formal program will last one hour with time available for networking from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Beverages will be available for purchase.

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) represents almost 600,000 media professionals in 189 journalist trade unions and associations in 141 countries. It partnered with Battleface, a provider of specialty insurance benefits and services, to create a plan offering all-inclusive insurance to journalists. Representing Battleface will its chief executive officer, Sasha Gainullin. This insurance plan is limited to IFJ members. (Website ifj.battleface.com) Members are protected for emergency medical expenses and evacuation.

A Culture of Safety (ACOS), the alliance that sprang up following the brutal deaths of James Foley and Steven Sotloff, will be represented by its executive director, Elisabeth Cantenys. ACOS has developed a set of principles designed to guide the interactions between assigning editors on the one hand and freelance writers, photographers and videographers on the other hand. The IFJ is a signatory to those principles. ACOS also is organizing training sessions for freelancers and editors. Its website is www.acosalliance.org. The Overseas Press Club Foundation is the sponsor for ACOS.

ACOS has collaborated with Hugh Brumfitt of Insurance for Ltd., who has developed two new insurance plans. Brumfitt also will join the panel. The first plan covers journalists travelling to any country, including conflict zones, and it covers them even while traveling in a military vehicle or helicopter. Evacuation to an appropriate care facility and repatriation home are covered when necessary. The second plan is called Insurance for Local Media and it covers fixers, local producers, translators, drivers and other media workers on the ground regardless of nationality or country of residence. Fees for these insurance plans are modest at just $7.50 per day and the deductible is low, $250 per claim. Individual journalists and ACOS Alliance signatories can obtain a discount. (Available at www.acosalliance.org/discount.)

The third media non-profit to be represented at the panel will be Reporters Without Borders/Reporters San Frontières (RSF). Speaking on its behalf will be Daphne Pelligrino, who is RSF’s advocacy manager for North America. RSF is headquartered in Paris and conducts political advocacy on issues regarding freedom of information and freedom of the press. It provides a complete health insurance and repatriation for journalists and reporters traveling on assignment to any country. RSF does that through Escapade Travel Insurance. It is available to RSF members only. To become a member and learn more, visit rsf.org/en/insurance-0. This insurance has been in use since 2009 and hundreds of journalists have used it.

“All these insurance plans are different, so we want all our freelancer communities to become familiar with them and decide what’s best for each of them,” said ACOS’ Cantenys.

I will moderate. The event will be streamed live but also recorded and placed on the OPC website and on the website of any other organization that wishes to display it. Please spread the word. This is about saving lives.

 

 

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Apr23

OPC Annual Awards Dinner

Network with leading global journalists on April 23, 2019 at Cipriani, 25 Broadway, New York City. The dinner and program begins at 7:00 p.m., with a VIP reception at 5:30 p.m…

OPC Annual Awards Dinner

Name: OPC Annual Awards Dinner
Date&Time: 23 April 2020 - Program 7:00 p.m. / VIP reception 5:30 p.m
Location: Cipriani 25 Broadway, New York

 

Network with Leading Global Journalists

April 23, 2019 | Cipriani, 25 Broadway, New York City.

Dinner and program 7:00 p.m. | VIP reception 5:30 p.m.

The Overseas Press Club of America is the nation’s oldest and largest association of journalists engaged in international news. Every April, 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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Journalism Contests

The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism

January 31, 2020
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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 01/31/2020 

Applications are now open for the Winter 2020 McGraw Fellowships 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 the funds and editorial support needed to produce a high-impact story on a critical issue related to the U.S. economy, business or finance. The deadline for Winter 2020 applications is January 31, 2020.

You’ll find more information on the Fellowships and the stories they’ve published at www.mcgrawcenter.org. You can also contact them at mcgrawcenter@journalism.cuny.edu.