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…]

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.