Recent NSJI News Releases

Dart Center fellowship for NJSI’s Josh Meyer

Medill National Security Journalism Initiative’s Josh Meyer has been named as a 2013 Dart Center Ochberg Fellow at Columbia University. “This year’s Ochberg Fellows – half from the United States and the rest from around the world – all excel … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Military Reporters & Editors 2013 contest winners announced

With U.S. involvement in Iraq ended and the withdrawal from Afghanistan drawing near, many of the winners of this year’s Military Reporters & Editors contest turned their attention to the problems confronting troops returning home as well as veterans, from … Continue reading

Coming up: Two webinars on cybersercurity

Understanding Cyber Viruses and Vulnerabilities October 3, 2013 12 p.m. Learn how cyber attacks can happen and what the sources of cyber vulnerabilities are from leading expert Paul Rosenzweig, author of “Cyber Warfare: How Conflicts in Cyberspace Are Challenging America … Continue reading

DC SPJ chapter launches 2013-14 event season with focus on new Al Jazeera English Network

The DC Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will kick off its 2013-14 program calendar on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., featuring Hebah Abdalla, senior interview producer with Al Jazeera English (AJE), and Lisa Fletcher, host … Continue reading

Combat journalist Jackie Spinner to speak Sept. 4

The press release below gives details of combat journalist Jackie Spinner’s appearance at Cantigny, in Wheaton, IL in early September. The event is sponsored by the McCormick Tribune Foundation, the primary benefactor of the Medill National Security Journalism Initiative. Combat … Continue reading

Medill student receives fellowship to report on national security at Center for Public Integrity

(News release) EVANSTON, IL – The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications and the Center for Public Integrity have named Rebecca LaFlure as the first recipient of a $15,000 McCormick National Security Reporting Fellowship at the Center. She … Continue reading

Three experts join the board of National Security Journalism Initiative advisory board

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Medill National Security Journalism Initiative is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to its Professional Advisory Board. Anne Gearan of The Washington Post, Noah Shachtman of Foreign Policy magazine, and Eileen Sullivan of … Continue reading

Students receive McCormick scholarships to investigate food security

EVANSTON, IL – The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications has named 10 McCormick National Security Journalism Scholarship recipients to participate in an innovative 11-week reporting program in fall 2013. Their work in Medill’s Washington bureau will culminate in an … Continue reading

Whistleblowers: what reporters need to know

Webinar: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT Host/Sponsor: Medill National Security Journalism Initiative Overview: It’s clear that the role of whistleblowers has never been more in the news or important. This week, it was learned the Associated Press was … Continue reading