January 27, 2021

People Column

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January 22, 2021 Bulletin
This issue of the People Column, find updates on OPC scholars Luca Powell and Caelainn Hogan, plus news about OPC members Megan U. Boyanton, Derek Kravitz, Scott Gilmore Kristen Chick, Kim Hjelmgaard, Linda Kinstler, Dalton Bennett, Amy Mackinnon, Mort Rosenblum, Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews, Clarissa McNair, Danielle Keeton-Olsen, Jane Ferguson, and Amberin Zaman, as well as a remembrance of veteran correspondent Chris Cramer.
January 8, 2020
This Bulletin, find news on OPC Scholars Eilís O’Neil and Christopher Harress; updates on OPC member James Blue, Past President David Andelman, Andrew Nagorski, Past President Bill Holstein, Past President Dick Stolley, members Alexandra Petri, Trudy Rubin, Azam Ahmed, Kristen Chick, David Friend and Donna Bryson; OPC award winner Emily Rauhala, and a People Remembered mention for Neil Sheehan.
December 2020
SCHOLARS Kimon de Greef, the 2020 David R. Schweisberg Scholarship winner, on Dec. 14 wrote for The New York Times about updates in the case of a white South African farmer who was shot dead in his home last year. Police arrested three suspects in the June 2019 murder of Stefan Smit, including his widow, Zurenah Smit,…
November 2020
SCHOLARS Krithika Varagur, OPC member and Sally Jacobsen Fellowship winner in 2019, is launching a new column on the Life and Arts desk at The Wall Street Journal called “At Work,” about the modern workplace. Varagur had an OPC Foundation fellowship with The Associated Press in New Delhi. Juan Arredondo, the 2020 winner of the…
October 2020
SCHOLARS Krithika Varagur, the Sally Jacobsen Fellowship winner in 2019, won the 2020 Marie Colvin Award for Foreign Correspondence from the Newswomen’s Club of New York. Varagur had an OPC Foundation fellowship in the New Delhi bureau of The Associated Press. In an email to the foundation, she credited her award “in part to the stories I…
September 2020
SCHOLARS New America has named Yi-Ling Liu, the Fritz Beebe Fellowship winner in 2017, as the organization’s ASU Future Security Fellow for 2021. Liu’s work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s Magazine, Foreign Policy, the Economist, the New Yorker, and elsewhere. She is now writing a book about people in China who…
August 2020
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July 2020
SCHOLARS Annika Hammerschlag, winner of the 2016 Irene Corbally Kuhn scholarship, had a story in The New York Times on July 22 on how Black Lives Matter protests have inspired a call for black athletes to attend a historically Black college or university. Until COVID-19 sent her back to the U.S., Hammerschlag had been freelancing…
June 2020
SCHOLARS Sandali Handagama, winner of the 2020 Jerry Flint Fellowship for International Business Reporting, has landed an internship at CoinDesk. She will serve as reporter for the news site’s global macro and policy coverage on blockchain-based digital assets. Derek Kravitz, OPC board member and the OPC Foundation’s 2014 winner of the Harper’s Magazine Scholarship, has…
May 2020
SCHOLARS Stephen Kalin, Roy Rowan winner in 2013, has joined The Wall Street Journal as its new Middle East correspondent covering Saudi Arabia and the Gulf countries. Recently he was with Reuters, which he joined in 2013 as a trainee. He then became Egypt correspondent and later he was made Iraq correspondent. Most recently, he…