FOIA site helps reporters

A useful tool for those sending FOIA requests to the DoD or departments.
The tool give you the percentage of requests denied, average length of time, backlog, previously sent FOIA requests, what other journalists are searching for. [Read more…]

MRE looking for speakers

MRE_150Dear members,

MRE is looking for a few good men and women—to speak.

We have been talking with the Defense Information School at Fort Meade, Md., about how our organization and the military’s school for its uniformed and civilian public affairs officers could become better acquainted. [Read more…]

Polk Awards

MRE_150Long Island University (LIU) announced the winners of the 67th annual George Polk Awards in Journalism. Included were these journalists who covered the military and conflicts around the world. [Read more…]

A letter from MRE President Amy McCullough

Dear Members,

Military Reporters & Editors saw a lot of success in 2015, but we need your help to ensure this year is even better. [Read more…]

MRE member Dan Lamothe receives CNAS Fellowship

 

Dan Lamothe

Dan Lamothe

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS)  announced today the selection of the 2016 Next Generation National Security Leaders, including Military Reporters & Editors board member, Dan Lamothe. [Read more…]

MRE condemns deadly attack on Afghan journalists

MRE_150Statement by Military Reporters & Editors’ President Amy McCullough

“Military Reporters & Editors strongly condemns the Jan. 20, 2016 Taliban attack that killed seven journalists working for a private Afghan television station. The suicide bombing also injured at least 25 others, including some women.

“Many of our members have worked with foreign journalists in Afghanistan, and we have great respect for their work and the difficulties they face in covering the news in that war-torn country. As the United States draws down its forces from Afghanistan, there are fewer opportunities for our members to cover the news there, thus it becomes the responsibility of local news organizations to educate their own citizens as well as the American people about what’s happening in the region.

“Our thoughts are with the victims and we send our deepest condolences to their families. We also stand firmly behind the journalists who continue to risk their lives to report the truth,” said MRE President Amy McCullough.

MRE member wins Jury Award at film festival

Military Reporter & Editor Association board member, Alex Quade, won the Jury Award at the Monarch Film Festival in California last week for her three documentaries on Special Operations Forces. During press interviews, Alex discussed embedded journalism. [Read more…]

MRE member talks journalism at press coverage of documentaries

MRE Board member, Alex Quade, talked about journalism and being an embedded reporter during three press interviews in California, in anticipation of her Special Forces documentaries screening at the Monarch Film Festival this week. [Read more…]

Veterans data center

Submitted by Frederick Paul Wellman:

One of our regular clients for ScoutComms, the Housing Assistance Council, has created a fascinating online database for veterans issues ranging from national level statistics all the way down to county-by-county breakouts of veteran numbers on healthcare, homelessness, employment and a number of other categories. I think it might be a great resource for you as you cover veterans stories in the future. Offering it up for you to leverage for what can sometimes be a complicated set of the population to get data on:

http://www.veteransdata.info/

Sebastian Junger to speak in Boston

In Honor of Veterans Day, Bunker Hill Community College presents Sebastian Junger

Award-Winning Journalist, Documentary Filmmaker and Best-Selling Author [Read more…]