At a Crucial Time of War, U.S. Veterans Take up Journalism
“While the first saturation-coverage war in years unfolds in Europe, many may look to journalists with military backgrounds for context grounded in experience. Yet the ranks of vets in the U.S. media are thin,” the publication reports.
“Around 7% of Americans have served in the armed forces. Still, only 2% of media workers are veterans, according to a Census data analysis from Military Vets in Journalism, a group founded in 2019 with a mission to attract more veterans to the industry. Veterans haven’t flocked to the field despite their proximity to current events and the developed skill sets and specialized knowledge many possess,” the publication noted in an exclusive analysis found at EditorandPublisher.com.