April 15, 2021

People Column

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April 8, 2021
In this installment of the People column, read updates about OPC Foundation scholar Tik Root, OPC Governor Sandra Stevenson and OPC members Sonali Prasad, John R. MacArthur, Sima Diab, Sudarsan Raghavan, Rachel Donadio, Borzou Daragahi and Past President Roy Rowan...
March 25, 2021
OPC MEMBERS COVERING COVID-19 OPC member Keith Bradsher co-wrote a piece for The New York Times on March 21 with colleague Sui-Lee Wee about the ripple effects of China’s strict border closures and quarantine measures over the last year. To stanch the spread of coronavirus, China banned tourists and short-term business travelers, and ramped up…
March 11, 2021
This week, catch up on OPC Foundation scholars Meena Venkataramanan Yi-Ling Liu and Kimon de Greef, and updates on Yvonne Dunleavy, Derek Kravitz, Edith Lederer, Barbie Latza Nadeau, Ryan Delaney and Dexter Filkins.
Feb. 25, 2021
SCHOLARS Makini Brice, the Flora Lewis fellow in 2015, has a new role in the Reuters DC bureau.  She was covering breaking news but has now joined the Capital Hill team. Brice had an OPC Foundation fellowship in the Reuters bureau in Dakar. 2013 Nathan S. Bienstock Memorial Scholarship winner, Jacob Kushner, has  announced that…
February 11, 2021
SCHOLARS Jacob Kushner, the 2013 Nathan S. Bienstock Memorial Scholarship winner, landed a major feature for National Geographic that he said in an email was made possible by an OPC micro-grant he received last year. The Jan. 29 story credits the OPC’s support. “Back when I had lost all my work due to COVID, I…
January 22, 2021
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…