Whistleblowers, Leaks, and the Media: The Legal Rules

Russia’s hack of the Democratic National Committee and the release of those materials to Wikileaks reminds us that the legal line between whistleblowing and leaking is thin indeed, as is the line between journalism and activism. [Read more…]

Updated MRE conference agenda

The Military Reporters and Editors 2017 conference is schedule for 8:30 a.m. March 31 at the Politico building, 1000 Wilson Blvd, Arlington Va.To register for the conference, click here.

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2017 Board of Directors and Officers Election Results

Military Reporters & Editors association is pleased to announce the results of the election of 10 MRE members who will lead the organization, effective March 31, 2017. The terms are for two years. The new board will elect the next president at its first meeting. [Read more…]

Military reporters sought for survey

My name is Matthew Stroup and I am a Navy PAO currently at San Diego State University. A colleague in the U.S. Navy Public Affairs closed group on Facebook recommended I contact your association. [Read more…]

Stories on Veterans’ Opoid Use, Russia-U.S. Ties in ISIS Fight, SEAL Team 6 win Military Reporters and Editors Awards

WASHINGTON – The Military Reporters and Editors association has awarded its journalism prizes for 2015-2016 to reporters and photographers for stories on veterans’ lack of health care, World War II, Seal Team 6, the complex history of Russia-U.S. relations, problems with military survivors’ benefits and more. [Read more…]

MRE Statement in Support of Freedom of the Press

Statement in Support of Freedom of the Press

“In the First Amendment the Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to fulfill its essential role in our democracy. The press was to serve the governed, not the governors. The Government’s power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the government.”  Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black

As organizations committed to the First Amendment right of freedom of speech and the press, we are alarmed by the efforts of the President and his administration to demonize and marginalize the media and to undermine their ability to inform the public about official actions and policies.   [Read more…]

Adm. Rogers to speak at MRE event about Cyber Command

Adm. Michael S. Rogers, USN. Commander of Cyber Command

Adm. Michael S. Rogers, USN. Commander of Cyber Command

UPDATE: Unfortunately, we have cancelled this event due to a last minute schedule conflict. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

 

 

Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, will speak at a Military Reporters & Editors event at 11 a.m., Monday, May 16, 2016, at the Air Force Association building, 1501 Lee Highway in Arlington, Va. [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…]