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...
MRE Board Member’s Spec Ops Combat Coverage Becomes Hollywood Movie A Hollywood film about MRE board member Alex Quade, called “Danger Close” is currently in production.   The Hollywood Reporter says the documentary feature is fully funded, and will be distributed worldwide...
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 –...
After the votes were counted, MRE now has new board members who will join those re-elected. In addition, Amy McCullough of Air Force Magazine, is the new president of the organization. Members voted to increase the board of directors from...
People often ask where reporters get their story ideas. Carl Prine, investigative reporter for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, learned of a story four years ago in a roundabout way. It turned into a blockbuster — and last week it led to...

Polk Awards

Long 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. Reporting for The New York Times, Nicholas Kulish, Christopher Drew, Mark...
Washington, D.C.—Military Reporters and Editors, the Society of Professional Journalists and Northwestern University’s National Security Journalism Initiative sent a joint letter to Army Secretary John McHugh on June 19, requesting the immediate declassification of the investigation into Staff Sgt....
He writes: "I'm joining the Washington Post next month to launch a new military blog. I'm reallly excited about it -- it puts me in my wheelhouse of covering the troops, in addition to writing about military technology, strategy,...
Between 1970 and 1975 37 journalists covering the war in Cambodia were killed. On one single day, May 31, 1970, nine TV journalists from NBC and CBS News were ambushed and killed. They were Americans Welles Hangen, George Syvertsen,...
Organizers for the 2013 National Edward R. Murrow Awards announced that freelance war correspondent and MRE board member, Alex Quade's "Chinook Down" has won the award in the category of National Online for Writing for her video report for...

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