The Overseas Press Club of America
) was founded in 1939 in New York City
by a group of foreign correspondents
The wire service
reporter Carol Weld
was a founding member, as was the war correspondent Peggy Hull
. The club seeks to maintain an international association of journalists
working in the United States and abroad, to encourage the highest standards of professional integrity and skill in the reporting of news
, to help educate a new generation of journalists, to contribute to the freedom
and independence of journalists and the press throughout the world, and to work toward better communication
and understanding among people. The organization has approximately 500 members who are media industry leaders.
Every April, the OPC holds a dinner to award excellence in journalism
for the previous year. The awards are juried
by industry peers. The organization also has a foundation that distributes scholarships
to college students who want to begin a career as foreign correspondents. Many winners secure international assignments at some of the most prestigious news outlets in the world.
In April 2008, the OPC relaunched its website to include community features for members like forums, commenting, page sharing through email/print/download, and RSVP and bill pay functions.
22 awards are currently presented
Awards Presented by the Overseas Press Club of America 
Notes and references
- ^ "OPC About The OPC". www.opcofamerica.org.
- ^ "OPC Awards". Overseas Press Club. March 6, 2017. Retrieved 2017-03-06.
- ^ http://opcofamerica.org/awards/awards-recipients
- ^ "OPC Adds 6 New Online Categories to Awards Roster", Overseas Press Club of America, 7 December 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2010.
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