Book Talk With Medill Alumnus Kevin Sites
The author of “Swimming with Warlords: A Dozen-Year Journey Across the Afghan War” will speak at an Oct. 15 event sponsored by Medill National Security Zone and Medill Alumni Relations.
Seating is limited for the free event that includes food, drink and a free copy of Sites’ book.
Covering the Military, Veterans and Homeland Security: Tomorrow’s Trends and Issues
October 1-2, 2014 | Washington, DC
The Medill National Security Journalism Initiative is hosting journalists who cover the military, homeland security or defense matters in the National Security Journalism Conference.
The invitation-only conference 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.
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How to prepare for an assignment abroad
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