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Making of a Military Journalist - Defense Information School (DINFOS)

May 5, 2010

Date: 05/05/2010 Location: Fort Meade, Md. Description: FPC journalists tour the Defense Information School at Fort George G. Meade, Md. © Department of Defense

May 5, 2010; Ft. Meade, Maryland
Contact: Nicole Alberico; Washington Foreign Press Center

Ten journalists from six countries learned what it takes to become a military journalist.  During their visit, they tour the Department of Defense's communications school. They observed military members learning all aspects mass communications - high-definition television production, photojournalism, newswriting, sketch drawing, and more in the department's high-tech schoolhouse.

Members of the media also interviewed the school's international students and participated in a panel discussion about public affairs versus propaganda with instructors and leaders.   One journalist said it was "impressed" with the program and that it was nice to see a "more creative" side of the military.