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
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
Moral courage is not something easily taught in the newsroom nor critiqued by an editor. Medill alumnus James Foley proved the extent of his moral courage when he was abducted and killed by ISIS while reporting during the Syrian civil war, becoming the first American to be killed by the Islamic State.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
The James W. Foley Legacy Foundation is expanding its James W. Foley Guide on Journalists’ Safety by adding a fourth seminar on the risks of reporting on conflicts, terrorism and violent unrest and by partnering with Facebook to further help college journalism educators teach students about how journalists can keep themselves safe online.Read more
Medill¹s National Security Journalism Initiative is home to the Military Reporters and Editors organization. On May 3, World Press Freedom Day, MRE issued the statement.Read more
In this news climate focused on the scope and degree of Russian hacking, release of materials to Wikileaks and the effect on the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, we are reminded that the legal line between whistleblowing and leaking is thin, as is the line between journalism and activism. The continued flood of leaks raises questions about the First Amendment, the role of the press, whistleblower protections and the power of the government to investigate illegal disclosures.Read more
The Military Reporters and Editors 2017 conference will be held March 31 at the Politico building, 1000 Wilson Blvd, Arlington Va.Read more