First Time on the Front Line: A Rookie’s Guide to Reporting in Ukraine

By James Sprankle for the Medill National Security Journalism Initiative KIEV, UKRAINE — For the last three months, I have been living in Ukraine and covering the war in Donbass as a photojournalist. In 2014, after seven years in cable news in Washington, I decided to leave D.C. and start documenting the stories that I was interested in. So, I flew to Juba, South Sudan, with a writer buddy and spent the next two months working around the … [Read More...]

Carl Prine

Soldier demoted for threatening MRE member and his family

An Army paratrooper’s crude attempt to stymie a newspaper investigation caused him more trouble than his questionable shooting of two Iraqi cattle herders seven years ago. … [Read More...]


Fellowship offered for defense reporting

The Radio Television Digital News Foundation is currently offering 4 fellowships for early career reporters, including the Oldfield Fellowship for radio, television, or online national security or defense reporting. The fellowship includes a $1,000 award and an invitation to the 2016 Excellence in Journalism conference. For more information and to apply, visit http://rtdna.org/content/fellowship_info. The deadline […]