On Tuesday, November 10, the Modern War Institute held a workshop on the state of military blogging and covering national security in the media. Kevin Baron, editor of DefenseOne, Bryan Bender, defense editor of POLITICO, and Ryan Evans, editor of War on the Rocks, discussed the proliferation of military blogs, the difficulties of covering the current wars and issues related to defense and national security, as well as how to produce serious journalism in an online media market saturated by so-called “click-bait” news sites like BuzzFeed and Huffington Post. The editors also gave the dozen or so cadets, faculty, and staff present tips on how to submit opinion pieces to their online journals.
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