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....
June 19, 2015 Dear Secretary McHugh, We write to draw your attention to an important document regarding SSgt. Robert Bales’ crimes in Kandahar province that has been concealed despite his conviction and the historic significance of the atrocities he committed. These...
The annual MRE Journalism Contest and Awards recognize outstanding military reporting in several categories. Highlight your work that was published or broadcasted from Jan. 1, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2014. This year, there are some new and updated categories. The...
War Reporter, Alex Quade, embedded with Special Forces Operational Detachment Teams in Diyala Province, Iraq, as they called in airstrikes with A-10s and F-16s in 2007 and 2008, and advised as many as 1,400-Iraqis on missions. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUlvs3nK_YI&w=420&h=315]
An Army paratrooper’s crude attempt to stymie a newspaper investigation caused him more trouble than his questionable shooting of two Iraqi cattle herders seven years ago. Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera, who once faced life in prison on charges that...
Board member, Alex Quade, provides tips and advice for reporters wanting to cover war from the front lines. To see the video, click here.
Dear MRE members, In association with the University of Kansas, William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, we are conducting a survey to learn more about services and support news organizations provide for journalists covering violence or trauma....
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,...
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...
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...

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