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…]

Adm. Harris speaks at MRE conference

Military Reporters and Editors (MRE) Conference

ADM Harry B. Harris, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command

“As prepared for delivery” on 9 October 2015

Washington D.C.

Telling a military MRE joke to the M.R.E. is like telling a lawyer joke at a lawyer convention – you’ve heard them all before. So I’ll just say that I was looking forward to some chili mac and the universal condiment – tiny Tabasco bottles. Hopefully you have some of those bottles handy to stay awake after the big lunch you just finished so I’ll try to keep my remarks short and then take a few questions. [Read more…]

MRE member named president of Nevada Press Association

A veteran newspaperman with more than 30 years experience in journalism and education was selected on Saturday as the new president of the Nevada Press Association’s board of directors. [Read more…]

Fellowship open to mid-career journalists

DartCenterlogoThe Ochberg Fellowship, now in its 17th year, is the Dart Center’s flagship program for senior and mid-career journalists who wish to deepen their knowledge of emotional trauma and psychological injury, and improve reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy. The application deadline is September 28, 2015. [Read more…]

2015 MRE Conference is Oct. 9, 2015

The 2015 Military Reporters and Editors conference will be held Oct. 9, 2015 at the Army and Navy Club in downtown Washington, D.C.

Adm. Harry Harris, commander of US Pacific Command, will be the keynote. [Read more…]

Winners of the 2015 MRE Journalism Contest

MRE_150Congratulations to all those who submitted their work to the MRE Journalism Contest. Below are the winners, and the judges’ comments. [Read more…]

Bales Incident Report Available

MRE_150CENTCOM has released the Bales incident report after an FOIA request was made. Below is the link to the PDF file.

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