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Foreign Correspondent, Photographer, Storyteller: The Life and Legacy of Christopher Dickey

Join the OPC and Photoville for an online panel with former editor of Newsweek Mark Whitaker, journalist Barbie Latza Nadeau, photographer Peter Turnley, and CNN political analyst John Avlon as they bring to life the photography of Christopher Dickey, former OPC Governor and longtime member, and how his aesthetic defined reporting and writing…

Foreign Correspondent, Photographer, Storyteller: The Life and Legacy of Christopher Dickey

Name: Foreign Correspondent, Photographer, Storyteller: The Life And Legacy Of Christopher Dickey
Date&Time: 23 September 2021 - 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Panel Online, exhibit at Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 6

Join the OPC and Photoville for an online panel with former editor of Newsweek Mark Whitaker, journalist Barbie Latza Nadeau, photographer Peter Turnley, and CNN political analyst John Avlon as they bring to life the photography of Christopher Dickey, former OPC Governor and longtime member, and how his aesthetic defined reporting and writing.

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The panel will be held in conjunction with a Photoville exhibit in Brooklyn to celebrate Dickey’s life and work. The legendary foreign correspondent died last year in Paris at the age of 68.

The exhibit opens Sept. 18 and will be up until Dec. 1.

The exhibit is presented by the OPC and the Christopher Dickey Family, curated by Sandra M. Stevenson, J. David Ake, Deidre Depke and Patricia Kranz.

The exhibit will focus on Dickey’s eye as a reporter, and what that aesthetic meant for his reporting, writing, and photography. It can appear that his pictures capture moments as though he is taking copious notes, wanting to freeze a point in time so as not to forget it. At other times, his images seem to suggest a particular perspective—one that often differs widely from the conventional.

About the Artist

Christopher Dickey, the award-winning author, editor, and foreign correspondent was known as a reporter’s reporter. Relentlessly curious, thoroughly urbane, and fluent in multiple languages, Dickey had an uncanny way of discovering how the levers of power worked—and then holding accountable those who pulled them. At the time of his sudden death of a heart attack in July 2020, he had worked at the highest levels of journalism for almost five decades—traveling to more than 30 countries for outlets including the Washington PostNewsweek and NBC News. Along the way, he authored seven books and appeared countless times on television news programs. He strongly believed in the power of multimedia storytelling. His path to journalism, in fact, started behind a camera. He received a graduate degree in documentary filmmaking from Boston University before applying for his first job at the Washington Post. Even as his career shifted toward writing, Dickey retained his passion for photography. He never left home without a camera around his neck, or in his pocket. This exhibit focuses on his eye as a reporter and what that aesthetic meant for his writing, reporting, and photography.

To read an OPC memorial page dedicated to Dickey with remembrances from many collogues and loved ones, plus links to videos and his work, please click here.

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OPC Awards

Oct22

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

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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.

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All guests must wear masks except when eating

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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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