Areas of Expertise
News agencies, news bureau management, foreign correspondents
Journalist and senior news, business and administrative management executive with 40 years' multicultural experiences internationally in a wide range of disciplines including serving as editor-in-charge of major news bureaus, ensuring well-written copy; recruiting and supervising staff; coordinating news coverage in regions worldwide; initiating visionary changes in editorial product through the development of new beats to broaden the scope of traditional news agency coverage. Chairman of the International Correspondents' Committee at the National Press Club since 2005, Secretary on the Board of Governors of the National Press Club in 2009 and 2010, Treasurer in 2011 and 2012, Vice President in 2013 and a member of the World Affairs Council in Washington DC since 2004.
Belkind worked with The Associated Press from 1962 to 2004 as: Editor of the New York National Desk (1962); Pulitzer Traveling Fellow (1963) in Southeast Asia; Editor of the New York International Desk (1964-1966); New Delhi correspondent (1966-1967); Kuala Lumpur correspondent (1967-1968); New Delhi Bureau Chief (1968-1977); London Assistant Bureau Chief (1977-1980); London Bureau Chief and Managing Director of AP Limited (1980-2001); Tokyo Bureau Chief (2001-2004). Conducted media training seminars in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (Albania, Azerbaijan, Serbia and Montenegro) from 2005-2007.
M.S., Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, 1962
B.A., Ohio State University, 1961
SMPA 2110, Introduction to News Writing and Reporting