Mark Anderson, a student in the UC Berkeley Graduate School of
Journalism, won an Overseas Press Club Foundation Fellowship. The $3,000 grant he was
awarded will fund an internship in the Nairobi bureau of Reuters later this year. He received
the award at the Foundation’s 2014 Annual Scholarship Luncheon held at the Yale Club in
New York City. Acclaimed foreign correspondent Kimberley Dozier, now an intelligence writer
for The Associated Press, was the keynote speaker.
Anderson was among 14 aspiring foreign correspondents selected by a panel of leading
journalists from a pool of 175 applicants from 65 different colleges and universities. In his
winning essay, the graduate of the School of Oriental & African Affairs at the University of
London wrote about the links between Turkey and Somalia and how Turkish development and
investment, among other influences, is changing the war-torn African nation.
Anderson was the recipient of the Emmanuel Freedman Scholarship. He received from the
award from Tobias Bermant of the Freedman family. The award is named for the legendary
former foreign editor of the The New York Times who is credited with building the Times’ global presence.
The award winners were also honored with a reception at Reuters the night before the
luncheon, hosted by Reuters’ president and editor-in-chief Stephen Adler, and they met with
foreign editors of The Associated Press at AP headquarters in New York City. They also met
privately with Dozier and with the executive editor of GlobalPost in a special breakfast held the
morning of the awards presentation.
Second-year J-School graduate student Mateo Hoke and J-School alum Xiaoqing Pi were awarded OPC fellowships last year.
The OPC Foundation is the nation’s largest and most visible scholarship program encouraging
aspiring journalists to pursue careers as foreign correspondents. Media organizations at the
luncheon included AP, Bloomberg, CBS News, Financial Times, GlobalPost, Reuters, and The
For more information on the OPC Foundation and its scholarship program, see http://
November 26, 2019
November 26, 2019 Dear friends of Berkeley Journalism, Briefly overshadowed by the now seasonal reminder of environmental vulnerability, when power outages prompted by the threat of widened wildfires forced…