Apply for free military workshop

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A weeklong program for journalists about covering the military includes lodging, meals and airfare to Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

The workshop from Sept. 23-28 will be based at the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center in Kansas.

Journalists who attend 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.

The program is for journalists who have little or no background covering the military and with no active-duty military experience. It is designed to help reporters learn more about today’s military.

Members of the press will embed with Army Majors going through com­mand training and will live a day in the life of a 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.

The University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications and the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center coordinate the workshop. It is funded by a grant from the McCormick Foundation.

To apply, contact Barbara Barnett at barnettb@ku.edu by July 1.