On May 10, the National War College, which educates senior military and civilian agency leaders for high-level command and policy positions, hosted 15 Medill graduate students for the day. After a morning discussion of civil-military relations, the students conducted a war game – a simulation of how journalists and officials at the Pentagon, White House and State Department would deal with a hypothetical crisis in the South China Sea involving China, Japan and Vietnam.Read more
During the week of April 22, three Medill graduate students reported from a U.S. naval aircraft carrier out at sea off the coast of the Baja Peninsula of Mexico, part of an in-depth reporting project associated with Medill’s Politics and National Security Specialization.Read more
The Military Reporters & Editors association, the preeminent organization for U.S. media professionals specializing in national security, announced the winners of its annual defense journalism award competition. The contest covered work produced in 2017 in several categories.Read more
The goal of the review is to continue the evaluation of services provided by the U.S. government and U.S. nongovernmental groups to assist in the return of all U.S. nationals taken abroad, support their families and seek justice for crimes against Americans.Read more
The annual MRE Journalism Contest and Awards recognize outstanding military reporting in several categories. Highlight your work published or broadcast from Jan. 1, 2017 to Dec. 31, 2017.Read more
The Military Reporters & Editors Association joined with other news associations and press freedom advocates this month in spotlighting a Mexican journalist denied U.S. asylum after fleeing death threats in Mexico triggered by his work.Read more
Ten Medill National Security Specialization students donned bullet-proof vests and helmets, hoisted backpacks and sleeping bags on their bags and climbed aboard Black Hawk helicopters the morning of Oct. 26 to start a two-day embed at the National Training Center with Army units from Fort Stewart in Georgia.Read more
The James W. Foley Legacy Foundation today announced the addition of
a new digital security seminar to its Journalist Safety Guide for aspiring journalists to address
methods and tools they can utilize to keep themselves and their data safe online.
In 2014, the Foundation’s namesake, conflict journalist James Foley, was the first American
murdered by the Islamic State following two years of imprisonment. Part of the organization’s
mission is to improve the safety and treatment of independent freelance conflict journalists.
In line with that goal, and in collaboration with several partner organizations, the Foundation
developed a curriculum guide in 2016 for college journalism and communications instructors.
The curriculum is intended to challenge aspiring journalists to focus on how to protect
themselves in an increasingly dangerous world and to provide insight into what their colleagues
As Hurricane Harvey tore through southern Texas, the Politics and National Security Journalism Initiative at the Medill School of Journalism worked with the U.S. Army to arrange two embed opportunities for Medill students to cover the storm’s aftermath. Their work was published by the Houston Chronicle and U.S. News & World Report.Read more
A new report by National Security journalists at Northwestern University’s Medill Graduate School of Journalism offers a detailed status report from six former Soviet client states now dealing with questions of independence and complex relations with Russia, the European Union, NATO….and inevitably, the United States.Read more