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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.
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The National War College in Washington hosted Medill National Security Journalism students to observe and participate in how top military and government officials learn how to develop strategic approaches to national security problems. Continue reading
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Veterans still face a tough time with post-military life, especially when interacting with other civilians. But a number of groups are working to help veterans transition out of the military. Continue reading
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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said the president’s decision to keep 5,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan is going to allow the U.S. to “finish what we started.” Continue reading