Program sends writers to Kansas

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An expenses-paid pro­gram designed to help reporters and editors learn more about covering the military is set for September in Kansas.

The fifth annual workshop provides an introduction to military structure, tactics and training. Journalists’ lodging, meals and airfare are provided.

The workshop will be based at the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., from Sept. 22-27.

To apply, contact Barbara Barnett, associ­ate professor and associate dean in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas, at barnettb@ku.edu by July 1.

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 military officers and have the opportunity to interview officers who will be stationed at military bases near the reporters’ hometowns.

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.