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Tips from a Military InsiderIn our latest "NSZ 101" how-to guide, Nolan Peterson , a former special operations pilot and a combat veteran with multiple degrees in political science, French and journalism, offers his insights, suggestions and recommendations from an insider perspective on how to most effectively and successfully cover the military. → Read the story.
Missing Journalist James Foley now thought held by Syrian government, report says
U.S. Journalist James Foley, missing in Syria since Thansgiving 2012, is now thought to be being held by the Syrian government."With a very high degree of confidence, we now believe that Jim was most likely abducted by a pro-regime militia group and subsequently turned over to Syrian government forces,” GlobalPost CEO and President Philip Balboni said on May 3 during a speech marking World Press Freedom Day. (Full story) This is the second time in 18 months that the 2008 Medill School of Journalism graduate has been taken captive in a war zone.
“The family appeals for the release of Jim unharmed,” his relatives said on a web site focused on getting him freed. He was kidnapped in northwest Syria on Thanksgiving Day, the family said.
Watch video archive of May 3 World Press Freedom Day event in Boston: “Silenced Voices: When Conflict Journalists Go Missing.”
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WASHINGTON—“Education is an unquantifiable investment in the nation’s future and is vital to the security and prosperity of our country.” Sounds like the thesis from the speech of a frustrated education reformer, right? Wrong. It’s a paraphrase of what I’ve heard when talking to current and former teachers at the National Defense University, or NDU, the leading government organization for training the future leaders of the United States military. President Barack Obama’s 2013 budget proposal … (Continue reading . . .)
Medill professor Josh Meyer talks about his new on terrorist mastermind book with the National Press Club(May. 24, 2012)
Josh Meyer, an instructor at Medill and part of the graduate journalism program’s National Security Journalism Initiative spoke at the National Press Club April 11 about his new book, “The Hunt for KSM: Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.” Although Meyer’s story of hunting down and capturing a terrorist mastermind is fascinating on its own, there were ample discussion points from his talk that might be of interest … (Continue reading . . .)