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.
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Medill graduate students in the Spring 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.

News and Insights

Foley documentary wins Sundance award

February 3rd, 2016 by

A powerful film depicting the life in captivity of Medill alum James Foley is winning awards and premiering on HBO, raising awareness of the dangers of conflict reporting. Continue reading

Syrian Family Finds Rare Path to Call Chicago Home

January 23rd, 2016 by
Pointing to a verse in the Qur’an that condemns violence, Firas explains that ISIS goes against the teachings of the religion. “They never represent Islam,” he said. Firas and Rehab don’t want photos taken that could identify them for fear of violence against family still in Syria. (Kat Lonsdorf/MEDILL)

The young family moved to Chicago in late September, joining the more than 150 Syrian refugees that have resettled in Illinois since the start of the Syrian civil war in March 2011.
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Medill signs on to safety principles for journalists effort

January 20th, 2016 by

The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications is the latest journalism organization to sign on to the Global Safety Principles and Practices, a set of international protection standards for reporters, especially those in conflict areas. Continue reading

Announcements

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

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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USCENTCOM responds to joint letter from Medill NSJI, MRE, SPJ on Bales investigation transparency

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Palestine

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