medill Students chosen to investigate energy security
Ten McCormick National Security Journalism Scholarship recipients have been chosen to participate in an innovative 11-week reporting program in fall 2012. Their work in Medill’s Washington bureau will culminate in an investigative multimedia project on national security issues.
The winners of these $7,500 graduate student scholarships will work under the supervision of Josh Meyer, a 20-year veteran of the Los Angeles Times who joined the Medill faculty in 2010 to help establish the school’s National Security Journalism Initiative (NSJI). The project will focus on the national security implications of energy.
‘The End of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’
Introducing our first “NSZ Debrief,” a new series that focuses on how reporters got their stories. The inaugural edition examines the background of a new book on the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” by 27 veterans and service members, a think-tank expert, a professor and a journalist. It was published by the Marine Corps, which had urged Congress not to repeal the law. → Full Story