A June 22 multimedia package by Karla Castillo of KBTX.com in College Station, Texas tells the story behind a Facebook support group built by local military moms to help families dealing with separation from their children in uniform. It excels at uniting quality local storytelling with a widespread human issue, resulting in a story that hits home for military parents the world over. Check out the video and print stories here.
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McCormick Foundation renews grant for Medill National Security Journalism program
EVANSTON, Ill. — The Robert R. McCormick Foundation has renewed a $1 million grant to fund the Medill National Security Journalism Initiative at Northwestern University over the next two years.
The NSJ program provides journalists-in-training and working journalists with the knowledge and skills necessary to report accurately, completely and with context on events and issues related to defense, security and civil liberties. The initiative began in January, 2009 with an initial three-year, $1.3 million McCormick Foundation grant. The grant was also renewed for $1 million over two years in 2011.
About the initiativeBy the Medill National Security Journalism Initiative, in partnership with the McCormick Foundation.