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LA MONTANA, Nicaragua, 1980s — The mountains of northern Nicaragua enjoy a mystique all their own. Nicaraguans refer to them not in the plural, “the mountains,” but in the singular, “La Montaña,” or “The Mountain,” as if the rugged backbone of the country were a single entity, one special realm apart from, but still within, Nicaragua. […]

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THIS is a patriot

WASHINGTON, DC, 16 January 2021 — We hear the word, “patriot,” bantered around so much these days that it deserves some clarification. So, I present you the man in this picture. He responded to the calls of a true president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, to defend his country, the United States of America. This man did […]

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OPC Foundation Board of Directors Member

WASHINGTON, DC, 6 May 2020 — I am proud to announce that the Overseas Press Club (OPC) Foundation voted me in as a member of its Board of Directors during a meeting yesterday. The Foundation “has a broad mandate to improve the media’s understanding of international issues and to raise the quality of news-gathering efforts […]

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AU-Pulitzer Center Int’l Reporting Fellowship Winners

WASHINGTON, DC, 30 April 2020 — We are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s AU-Pulitzer Center International Reporting Fellowships, selected from a highly competitive field of applicants from across American University (AU). Emily Hayes (L) is a graduate student studying international journalism and public affairs. Her research focuses on rural depopulation and economic migration […]

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Diane Foley at Foreign Correspondence Class

WASHINGTON, DC, 11 February 2020 — Diane Foley (center in high boots) and Margaux Ewen (in white to the left of Foley), are President/Founder and Executive Director, respectively, of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation. Diane and Margaux were kind enough to visit my Foreign Correspondence class this afternoon, where I screened the documentary, “Jim: […]

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Freelancers: Valuable and Vulnerable

WASHINGTON, DC, 5 December 2019 — I’m delighted to share my article, published in the latest edition of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) magazine, commonly known as “The Voice of Visual Journalists.” As many of you know, I’ve embarked on a mission of supporting freelance journalists working abroad, with my documentary series, FREELANCERS with […]

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