A missing U.S. soldier from the Korean War, whose remains were identified in December, was buried 64 years after his death with full military honors at Virginia’s Arlington National Cemetery Monday.
Master Gunnery Sgt. Ruth McDonald sat down with the Medill NSJI's Mary Cirincione to reflect on three decades of service, as well as the changes she’s seen and what she will miss the most.
Medill M.S.J. students in Josh Meyer's Spring 2015 Watchdogs in Washington class created a series of investigative reports on the role of satellites in national security, in terms of everything from disaster response to climate concerns.
See the suite of stories produced by grad students in Medill's National Security Journalism Specialization program.
Fresh tips, news and resources to help national security reporters excel on their beats, currently hosted by Medill NSJI Digital Fellow Jennifer-Leigh Oprihory.
DEADLY DEBRIS is a three-month investigation by a team of graduate students at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications that examines the deadly legacy of the United States’ use of landmines and cluster bombs around the world and its $2 billion effort to clean them up.
Our team of graduate students from the Medill NSJI, in collaboration with USA TODAY, spent 3 months looking into the world’s largest humanitarian food assistance program to see how it was working.

News and Insights

July 4 terror threats an annual but necessary ritual, experts say

July 6th, 2015 by

Parades, fireworks and barbecues are annual July 4 traditions. So are reports of terrorist threats. And that makes Americans less likely to take them seriously even though this year’s situation is new, experts say. (Continue reading . . .)

Matt Yurus at the Navy Yard after reports of gunfire

July 2nd, 2015 by

Listen to Medill NSJI reporter Matt Yuru’s Rivet Radio call-in from the Navy Yard Lockdown. (Continue reading . . .)

Under Control

July 2nd, 2015 by

Dustin Temple earned an Air Force Cross for his heroism while outnumbered and surrounded by Taliban fighters. (Continue reading . . .)

Senators, inspector general slam OPM chief on data breach failures

July 1st, 2015 by

Senators grilled Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta Thursday on details of the fallout from her agency’s massive data breach. (Continue reading . . .)


2015 McCormick National Security Journalism Scholarships awarded

Medill has named eight McCormick National Security Journalism Scholarship recipients to participate in an innovative 11-week reporting program in fall 2015, based out of Medill’s Washington news bureau. (Continue reading . . .)

Medill NSJI, MRE and SPJ send letter to Army Secretary

The joint letter sent to Army Secretary John McHugh on June 19 requests the immediate declassification of the investigation into Staff Sgt. Robert Bales’ horrific crimes in Afghanistan in March 2012. (Continue reading . . .)

SAVE THE DATE: Summer 2015 National Security Journalism Data/Watchdog Workshop

We’ll be providing a full day’s worth of intensive, hands-on training that focuses on how to use data, documents and the Internet for security reporting at the local, state and national level. (Continue reading . . .)

#IRE15: Meyer re-elected to IRE Board of Directors, Executive Committee

Medill National Security Journalism Initiative Director of Education and Outreach Josh Meyer was reelected to the Investigative Reporters and Editors’ Board of Directors and Executive Committee. (Continue reading . . .)

Meyer moderates UChicago Institute of Politics’ conflict reporting talk

Medill NSJI’s Director of Education & Outreach Josh Meyer lead a talk with NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel and The New Yorker’s Jon Lee Anderson at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics on May 27. (Continue reading . . .)