Medill students report from Guantanamo Bay
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Medill students tackle satellites
Medill M.S.J. students in Josh Meyer's Spring 2015 Watchdogs in Washington class created a series of investigative reports on the role of satellites in national security, in terms of everything from disaster response to climate concerns.
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Deadly Debris: US legacy of unexploded remnants of war
DEADLY DEBRIS is a three-month investigation by a team of graduate students at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications that examines the deadly legacy of the United States’ use of landmines and cluster bombs around the world and its $2 billion effort to clean them up.
US food aid program struggles to move forward
Our team of graduate students from the Medill NSJI, in collaboration with USA TODAY, spent 3 months looking into the world’s largest humanitarian food assistance program to see how it was working.

News and Insights

Obama awards Medal of Honor to Afghanistan war hero

November 30th, 2015 by
President Barack Obama awards Florent Groberg with the Medal of Honor. (Medill/ Lopez)

President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Capt. Florent Groberg. The medal is more than 150 years old and the highest military honor in the U.S.
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Transparency clarifies immigration process for Syrian refugees

November 30th, 2015 by
Homeland Security Committee discusses Syrian refugee crisis

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Data visuals from news organizations help people understand the process for admitting Syrian refugees to the U.S. Continue reading

White House: less force, more diplomacy in Syria

November 27th, 2015 by

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday that no amount of U.S. military power will solve the chaos in Syria.
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New report draws on Medill/ABA security book

PEN/America has released a new report entitled: Secret Sources: Whistleblowers, National Security and Free Expression, which refers to material in a book co-published by the Medill National Security Journalism Initiative and The American Bar Association. Continue reading

2015 MRE Conference is Oct. 9

Speakers will include retired Gen. John Allen, special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL; Rep. Adam Smith, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee; Rep. Rob Wittman, chairman of the HASC readiness subcommittee; a panel with Gulf-area ambassadors discussing anti-ISIS operations; and a panel with top military public affairs officers. Continue reading

Winners of the 2015 MRE Journalism Contest announced

Congratulations to all those who submitted their work to the MRE Journalism Contest. Find out who the winners are and see the judges’ comments.
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Palestinian MMA brothers fight negative stereotypes

Two Palestinian brothers living in Chicago have turned the fighting skills they used to beat back bullying for new careers as MMA fighters. Continue reading