Personnel in the US Army, National Guard, Air Force, Marines, Navy and other military branches seek information from military journalists. Military journalists deliver the content for paper, film and radio publications for the Military. The publications a Military journalist produces must meet military disclosure guidelines to ensure the nation and troop’s security and plans of action are not compromised by leaked information.
Stand and Deliver: What it takes to Deliver the News to the Navy
In order to deliver the Military’s news, journalists for the different branches must take specialized courses. The first course if the Basic Public Affairs Specialist-Writer course, during this course voice auditions are held for broadcast journalists and the best candidates are chosen to participate in the next course; Basic Public Affairs Specialist-Broadcasting. Upon completion of courses, the candidate must complete 6 months employment at a Navy Broadcasting Service facility or a Radio and Television service for the Armed Forces.
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Always Something to Report: Journalists after the Navy
Veteran journalists retiring to civilian life do not have to stop reporting the news; in fact, the journalist may have several career opportunities in their own communities. Veteran journalists may seek careers for local newspaper, broadcasting agencies, radio and television stations. Renowned military journalists may even find positions with national broadcasting services as reporters specializing in Military news. Retiring veteran journalists may even be able to tap into the new Internet news medium to become an online reporter or journalist.
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