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Through a contract with the U.S. Army, the Institute works to help train groups of 60-80 Field Artillery Captains from Ft. Sill in Lawton, OK on how to best work with journalists to ensure a clear and exact message. The day of training consists of guest speakers, such as ABC News correspondent and Gaylord College professor of journalism Mike Boettcher, a journalism and public relations briefing by members of the Gaylord College faculty, mock interviews conducted by advanced journalism students, and an a debrief that includes reviewing the interviews from earlier that day.

Army Field Artillery Captain Media Training

This training not only provides a great service to our nation’s armed forces, but it also provides an excellent opportunity for tomorrow’s journalism professionals to have hand-on experience and education on military practices in regards to the media.


The Field Artillery Captain’s Media Training program is executed through a contract with the U.S. government.

The Institute works to help train our nation’s troops in best practices for working with embedded journalists.