Covering the Military, Veterans and Homeland Security: Tomorrow’s Trends and Issues
October 1-2, 2014 | Washington, DC
The Medill National Security Journalism Initiative invites journalists who cover the military, homeland security or defense matters to participate in the National Security Journalism Conference scheduled for October 1 and October 2, 2014 at The Hamilton Crowne Plaza in Washington, DC.
The invitation-only conference, limited to 30 participants, will include a briefing at the Pentagon as well as panel presentations with top military, administration and policy experts to broaden reporter’s expertise on national security and military issues while developing new sources and story ideas.
Major themes will include the future of security; new ideas on covering veterans; and how to conduct effective Internet research on national security (Margot Williams of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has been invited to lead the latter session).
Miranda Mulligan of the Knight Lab will lead hands-on work with the latest online presentation tools and show how to use them for defense stories.
Those who are accepted for the conference will receive:
- A $200 stipend to defray travel costs ($100 if you are within 200 miles of Washington).
- Lodging for the nights of September 30 and October 1 at the site of the conference.
To apply for the conference, please fill out this form and then send a resume to the e-mail address listed on the form. Applications without resumes will not be considered.
If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org