Covering veterans issues
- Event: 2012 IRE Conference
- Speakers: TBA
- Date/Time: Saturday, June 16 at 4:50 p.m.
- Location: Tremont
- Audio file: No audio file available.
Three seasoned journalists will share their work and experiences regarding the hidden costs of war and issues facing a growing number of veterans as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down. From suicides to a frightening
string of homicides, from homelessness to healing the wounds of war, the panel will provide behind-the-scenes accounts of how groundbreaking stories evolve and share their advice to journalists looking to investigate these
difficult, but important themes. Attendees will receive tips on interviewing traumatized soldiers and grieving families, learn about the social issues surrounding veterans, get a primer on the importance of key documents and a compelling Q&A period.
Covering Veteran's Issues
If you're covering any form of veterans' issues, this tipsheet is a must. Included are helpful tips on dealing with families of veterans and what documents to request when filing a FOIA.