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Media & the Military Conference

An intensive week-long program designed to help reporters, editors, producers and bloggers learn more about covering the military.

The fourth annual workshop, hosted by the University of Kansas, provides an introduction to military structure, function, strategy, tactics and training.

The program pays for journalists? lodging, meals and airfare. Journalists who attend the workshop should be early to mid-career reporters or editors working near military bases, beat reporters covering the military or journalists who have an interest in covering military issues. It is designed for journalists who have little or no background covering the military and for journalists with no active-duty military experience.

The workshop will be based at the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.

The workshop provides an intense learning experience for journalists. Members of the press will embed with Army Majors going through command training and will live a day in the life of a ground soldier preparing for duty. Journalists will attend workshops with senior general officers and have the opportunity to interview officers who will be stationed at military bases in the reporters? hometowns.

To apply, send a current resume and letter of interest to:

Barbara Barnett, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies

The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications Room 200, 1435 Jayhawk Blvd.

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS 66047

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