Military Veterans in Journalism is proud to announce our awardees for the Top Military Veterans in Journalism of 2020. This year has seen the need for good, accurate and in-depth reporting grow more and more critical with each passing day. MVJ wants to acknowledge the importance of that work and recognize some of the military veterans in journalism who have done it.
Our community is strong and this list shows just how strong. The stories submitted for this year’s Top Military Veterans in Journalism ranged from local beat news to international investigative work. They included journalists from local, national, and international outlets. The stories cover a range of topics. All of those aspects are represented in our final list. They are a credit to the broad and diverse community we are building.
All of these award winners have a common bond. They all served in our nation’s armed forces. Only 2 percent of our media workers are veterans, even though more than 7 percent of Americans have served in our military. This list is an opportunity to recognize the outstanding work done by these journalists. It’s also a chance to hold them up as an example. They are an example for what newsrooms around the country could have on their teams. They’re an example of where veterans that want to move into the field of journalism could go. Quite frankly, they’re doing amazing work.