VIENNA, VA, October 8, 2020 – Sightline Media, parent company of Defense News and C4ISRNET, today announced that its journalists walked away with two awards at the 2020 Defence Media Awards. Jen Judson won best land systems submission and Mike Gruss and Aaron Mehta won best breaking news submission

The Defence Media Awards recognize the work of defense journalists who cover the defense industry. The awards were presented during a virtual ceremony Oct. 8. “I am so proud of our team and honored to be recognized alongside our colleagues. This honor is testament to our newsroom’s dedication to excellence and providing compelling coverage every day,” says Mike Gruss, executive editor of Defense News and C4ISRNET.  

In addition, Mark Pomerleau of C4ISRNET received a judges’ commendation for the John Morrocco Award, which recognizes the best in-depth defense reporting.

Sightline Media Group has won several awards at this event since its inception in 2018, including for best unmanned systems submission and best breaking story.

Arlington, VA – November 28th, 2023 – MCON, a leading military focused event company, is thrilled to announce the winners of its $250,000 advertising giveaway in partnership with Military Times. The contest, which ran for two weeks in October of this year, ending midnight PST on October 31st, offered an extraordinary opportunity for nonprofits serving the military community to boost their visibility and impact. Plus, an additional $100,000 was provided to two additional veteran service organizations. 

The contest received an overwhelming response from nonprofits across the nation, all of whom are dedicated to supporting and making a difference in the lives of military personnel and their families. Eligible nonprofits were encouraged to participate by posting on their preferred social media channels, tagging both MCON and Military Times, and rallying their supporters to like and engage with their posts, all while showcasing their creativity. The hashtag #MCONGIVESBACK was used to unite the entries and raise awareness of the initiative.

After carefully reviewing the entries and tallying up the likes, MCON and Military Times are pleased to announce the five outstanding nonprofits that have emerged as winners:

1. Stack Up

2. Armed Forces Initiative of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers

3. Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation

4. Project Resilience CSRT

5. Huts for Vets

Each of these remarkable organizations will receive a generous advertising donation valued at $50,000 from Military Times, giving them the opportunity to further their missions and reach a broader audience. Additionally, one of the five nonprofits will receive an extra special bonus—an additional $5,000 cash donation from the Military Times Foundation.

In addition to the five organizations above, both Hunter Seven and Semper Fi and America’s Fund were each presented with $50,000 media awards as well at the MCON wrap up ceremony. 

“We are deeply moved by the incredible response to this giveaway and are honored to support these nonprofits that play such a vital role in our military community,” said Waco Hoover, Founder and Partner of MCON. “We believe in the power of the media to make a positive impact, and we are excited to see how these organizations will use their winnings to enhance their efforts.” 

Military Times shares in this enthusiasm for supporting the military community. “Our partnership with MCON allows us to help these nonprofits expand their reach and continue their important work,” said Mort Greenberg, Senior Vice President of Military Times. “Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to all the nonprofits who participated,” said Kelly Facer, Senior Vice President of Military Times. 

MCON and Military Times would like to extend their gratitude to all the nonprofits that entered the giveaway. The dedication and commitment of these organizations are truly inspiring, and their tireless efforts deserve recognition and support.

For more information about The Military Times Foundation and their commitment to giving back to the community, please visit https://sightlinemediagroup.com/impact/ 

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About MCON:

MCON was created by veterans to bring the military community together for an epic celebration. It’s the only annual event celebrating what we love and miss about military culture. MCON is an organization that values service, purpose and sacrifice. The mission is to create community, facilitate connection and improve the wellbeing for those who served and their families. For media queries, contact Mike Lavigne at Press@3BDComms.com.

About Military Times:

Service members and their families rely on MilitaryTimes.com as a trusted, independent source for news and information on the most important issues affecting their careers and personal lives, including branch updates, financial services, pay and benefits, healthcare, education, transition resources, and more. MilitaryTimes.com is a part of the Sightline Media Group, which also owns Army Times, Marine Corps Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times, Federal Times, Defense News, and C4ISRNET.

For media inquiries or further information, please contact:

Military Times
Stephanie Gildea
sgildea@mco.com 

MCON LIVE
Mike Lavigne
Press@3BDComms.com

Arlington, VA., November 6, 2023 – Today Military Times released its 2023 Best for Vets: Colleges rankings. Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges is the largest and most comprehensive annual ranking of schools for military service members and veterans.

Each year, our survey is sent to colleges and universities across the nation asking about their programs for veterans. The survey results are then analyzed, along with public data about colleges and universities obtained from the Department of Education and Department of Veterans Affairs, and turned into an official ranking. Schools were asked to complete the survey earlier this year and the responses were then analyzed by the Military Times data team, producing the highly anticipated, respected, and unbiased annual ranking.

The 2023 rankings can be found here, on the new Best for Vets website: bestforvets.com

This year, 325 schools made the list – up nearly 5% over last year.

For 10 years, Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges has continued to serve and support the military community through its trusted ranking and reporting on the top schools for veterans. “Our comprehensive survey and thoughtful methodology make our rankings best in class” said Mike Gruss, editor-in-chief at Sightline Media Group, parent company of Military Times.

The rankings have become a go-to resource for schools to spread the word about their veteran programs and help veterans make important decisions about their educational planning and how to use the education benefits they earned through military service.

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About Military Times

The Military Times is the trusted source for independent news and information for service members and their families. The military community relies on Air Force Times, Army Times, Marine Corps Times, and Navy Times for reporting on everything important to their lives, including branch-specific news, pay, benefits, finance, education, health care, recreational resources, retirement, promotions, product reviews, and entertainment. Military Times is owned by Sightline Media Group. To learn more, visit www.militarytimes.com.

Arlington, VA., November 6, 2023 – Military Times announced its 2023 Best for Vets: Employers rankings today.

In its 14th year, Military Times Best for Vets: Employers rankings are based on the results of a voluntary survey that asks companies about their policies, practices and benefits for veterans and their families.

This year, 230 employers made the list – an increase of 25% over 2022. The program saw an increase in interest from Employers as many are eager to tout their veteran programs. The editorially driven Best for Vets program produces a highly respected analysis of a company’s efforts to recruit, retain, and support current and former service members, military spouses, and military caregivers.

The 2023 rankings can be found here, on the new Best for Vets website: bestforvets.com

“Military Times sets the standard for employer rankings for transitioning service members and veterans. Although often imitated, there is no other list that comes close to Best for Vets: Employers,” says Mort Greenberg, SVP of media solutions at Military Times. “We stand by the rigor and soundness of this survey, which spotlights companies’ employment programs that help transitioning service members excel in their post-military careers.”

The survey captures the areas of greatest importance to transitioning service members, veterans, and their families when looking for an employer. Recruitment and employment practices, as well as retention and support programs, were given the most weight and importance in scoring and final rankings.

The survey submissions are analyzed by Military Times’ data experts. They are unbiased and completely objective – purely looking at the stats and information provided by each company.

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About Military Times

The Military Times digital platforms and newsweeklies are the trusted source for independent news and information for service members and their families. The military community relies on Air Force Times, Army Times, Marine Corps Times, and Navy Times for reporting on everything important to their lives, including: pay, benefits, finance, education, health care, recreational resources, retirement, promotions, product reviews, and entertainment. Military Times is published by Sightline Media Group. To learn more, visit www.militarytimes.com.

Arlington, VA., August 4, 2023Military Times, the leading source for news and information for the military community, is proud to announce its collaboration with MCON for an unparalleled Veterans Day weekend event in Las Vegas from November 10th to 12th, 2023. 

MCON in Partnership with Military Times, will provide veterans with a unique and memorable experience. “We are honored to join forces with MCON for this exceptional Veterans Day weekend event. This collaboration aligns perfectly with Military Times’ mission to provide comprehensive coverage and support to the brave men and women who have served our nation. Together, we will create an unforgettable experience that celebrates the sacrifices and achievements of our veterans,” said Mort Greenberg, Senior Vice President of Media Solutions at Military Times.

MCON, co-founded by Marine Corps veteran Waco Hoover, is known for curating exceptional events that celebrate and empower military veterans. The Veterans Day weekend event in Las Vegas promises to be an extraordinary celebration, bringing together veterans, thought leaders and key industry figures to engage in thought-provoking discussions, networking opportunities, and hands-on activities.  

Military Times writers will participate in thought leadership programming during the event, leveraging various mediums such as IRL presentations, virtual programs, videos, and digital content.

The partnership also allows Military Times to build a dedicated section on MilitaryTimes.com for MCON. Additionally, Military Times will develop a Digital Show Daily with several integration event sponsorship opportunities. There will also be a Military Times Studio onsite and will collaborate with MCON on gear, culinary, and other unique hands-on experiences, including a BBQ Cookoff and Mixology Competitions. 

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Military Times for our Veterans Day weekend event,” said Wavo Hoover, Co-Founder and Partner of MCON. “MCON was created by veterans to bring the military community together. Our goal is to host an event that reflects the authenticity of military culture and what it means to serve your country.

For media inquiries or further information, please contact:

Military Times
Stephanie Gildea
sgildea@mco.com

MCON LIVE
Mike Lavigne
Press@3BDComms.com

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About Military Times

Service members and their families rely on MilitaryTimes.com as a trusted, independent source for news and information on the most important issues affecting their careers and personal lives, including branch updates, financial services, pay and benefits, healthcare, education, transition resources, and more. MilitaryTimes.com is a part of the Sightline Media Group, which also owns Army Times, Marine Corps Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times, Federal Times, Defense News, and C4ISRNET.

About MCON

MCON was created by veterans to bring the military community together for an epic celebration. It’s the only annual event celebrating what we love and miss about military culture. MCON is an organization that values service, purpose, and sacrifice. The mission is to create community, facilitate connection and improve the well-being of those who served and their families. For media queries, contact Mike Lavigne  

Arlington, VA., May 23, 2023 – Last week, the D.C. chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) unveiled the finalists for this year’s highly esteemed Dateline Awards, and we are thrilled to announce that Sightline Media Group has received 11 award nominations, marking one of our best showings in the recent history of this award.

The SPJ Dateline Awards celebrate excellence in journalism and recognize the outstanding contributions of journalists across various categories. We are proud to have our talented team members named as finalists in several prominent categories, exemplifying their dedication and commitment to delivering impactful news stories.

The finalists from our newsroom for the 2023 Dateline Awards, Newsletter/Trade Publication Category are as follows:

We are also delighted that Geoff Ziezulewicz’s exceptional stories on the Walter Reed Barracks have earned a finalist position in the awards’ online category for non-breaking news. We encourage everyone to read or revisit this outstanding body of work, which is linked above. It represents ambitious and inspiring journalism at its finest.

The winners of the SPJ Dateline Awards will be officially announced on June 13 at the annual Dateline Awards and Hall of Fame Dinner at the National Press Club. We eagerly anticipate the results and are optimistic about the possibility of our newsroom achieving further recognition for the remarkable contributions made by our talented journalists.

For media inquiries or further information, please contact:

Stephanie Gildea
VP of Marketing
Sightline Media Group
sgildea@mco.com

 

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About Sightline Media Group

Sightline Media Group is an independent news organization covering military, defense, public sector, federal technology, C4ISR and cyber defense. Its publications include Defense News, Military Times, Army Times, Marine Corps Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times, Federal Times, and C4ISRNET. Headquartered in Arlington VA with journalists around the globe, our mission is to provide unparalleled coverage and analysis of the government, defense and military sectors, enabling our readers to stay informed. We understand the critical importance of accurate and reliable reporting, and our award-winning newsroom has established itself as a trusted source of information – the leading voice in the industry. For more information, visit sightlinemediagroup.com

Arlington, VA., May 23, 2023 – Sightline Media Group, parent company of Defense News and Military Times, is proud to announce the nomination of six exceptional journalists as finalists for the 2023 Aerospace Media Awards. This recognition highlights their contributions to journalism, showcasing their talent and dedication in covering critical topics within the defense industry and national security community.

The deserving finalists from Sightline Media Group are as follows:

Additionally, Stephen Losey has been nominated for the prestigious Aerospace Reporter of the Year Award. This nomination is a testament to Steve’s unwavering dedication and outstanding journalism.

The Aerospace Media Awards are highly regarded within the defense industry and recognize the exceptional work of journalists, photographers, and broadcasters covering aerospace and defense-related topics. The nominations of these six finalists further solidifies the company’s commitment to excellence in journalism and the advancement of knowledge within the aerospace and defense sectors.

The winners of the Aerospace Media Awards will be announced at a dinner ceremony on June 18. Sightline extends its best wishes to all the finalists and eagerly awaits the announcement of the award recipients.

For media inquiries or further information, please contact:

Stephanie Gildea
VP of Marketing
Sightline Media Group
sgildea@mco.com

 

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About Sightline Media Group

Sightline Media Group is an independent news organization covering military, defense, public sector, federal technology, C4ISR and cyber defense. Its publications include Defense News, Military Times, Army Times, Marine Corps Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times, Federal Times, and C4ISRNET. Headquartered in Arlington VA with journalists around the globe, our mission is to provide unparalleled coverage and analysis of the government, defense and military sectors, enabling our readers to stay informed. We understand the critical importance of accurate and reliable reporting, and our award-winning newsroom has established itself as a trusted source of information – the leading voice in the industry. For more information, visit sightlinemediagroup.com

ARLINGTON, VA., May 17, 2023 – Sightline Media Group, publisher of Defense News and Military Times, calls for the immediate release of freelance reporter Vivek Raghuvanshi following his arrest in India.

Vivek has written about the Indian defense industry for Sightline publications for more than three decades and has shown that he is a journalist of integrity and the highest ethical standards.

Vivek is deeply respected by his colleagues and by his readers in the defense industry, who know they can rely on accurate reporting and fairness.

Sightline, an independent, for-profit U.S. media company, is alarmed by reports that Vivek is accused by India’s government with collecting and passing information to foreign intelligence agencies.

Sightline leaders have not seen evidence to substantiate these charges and repudiate any attacks on press freedom.

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ABOUT SIGHTLINE MEDIA GROUP

Sightline is the leading news organization covering military, defense, public sector, federal technology, C4ISR and cyber defense. Its publications include Defense News, Military Times, Army Times, Marine Corps Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times, Federal Times, and C4ISRNET. Sightline’s award-winning journalism offers coverage from around the globe, while headquartered in the Washington, DC area. Sightline Media offers advertisers a wide range of platforms to reach their target audience. From digital and mobile solutions to events, to thought leadership, publications, video and custom options, Sightline works with clients on opportunities that have credibility, integrity, engagement and impact.

 

 

ARLINGTON, VA., February 23, 2023 – Sightline Media Group is pleased to announce Kimberly Dozier is joining Military Times’ editorial team as a senior managing editor, where she will focus on breaking news.

Prior to joining Military Times, Dozier was a contributor to TIME Magazine, Rolling Stone, and The Daily Beast, reporting on national security, foreign policy, and military affairs. A former CBS News correspondent, she is also a CNN Global Affairs Analyst.

“We’re excited to welcome Kim to Sightline,” said Mike Gruss, editor in chief of Sightline Media Group. “Her experience and reputation will help us provide readers with in-depth coverage of the news they count on us for.”

In her new role, Dozier will lead the rapid response team which includes Military Times’ coverage from Capitol Hill and the Pentagon as well as help oversee the Early Bird Brief and Observation Post.

Dozier will be based in Washington, D.C. Her first day was Feb. 21.

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ABOUT SIGHTLINE MEDIA GROUP AND MILITARY TIMES

Sightline Media Group is the leading news organization covering military, defense, public sector, federal technology, C4ISR and cyber defense. Our independent, award-winning journalism offers coverage from around the globe, from Sightline headquarters in the Washington, DC area to bureaus and correspondents in the U.S. and around the world. For over 30 years Military Times has set the standard about the news that matters most to troops, veterans and their families.

 

 

ARLINGTON, VA., FEBRUARY 3RD 2023

Sightline Media Group, LLC and Clarion Defence (UK) Limited have announced that Sightline Media Group’s Defense News will serve as the official media partner and produce the official show daily of DSEI 2023, which connects the entire international defence & security supply chain across all domains.

Clarion Defence, which puts on some of Europe’s largest conferences, and Sightline Media Group have entered into a new partnership for events and advertising opportunities at DSEI 2023.  In addition, Defense News will continue to cover news, developments, and analysis at the exhibition.

As part of the agreement, Sightline Media Group, the owner and operator of Defense News, C4ISRNET, and Military Times, will provide coverage of the show and produce the official digital show daily.

“We are excited to be providing in-depth coverage and analysis of the DSEI 2023,” said Mike Gruss, editor in chief of Sightline Media Group. “Our team of journalists is looking forward to bringing context and perspective to the event for both attendees and those following remotely.”

Sightline Media Group will offer marketers seven products. They include: a special print edition of Defense News magazine for DSEI, the DSEI Digital Show Daily, the DSEI Outlook for Days 1 – 4 highlighting that day’s speakers, panel, From The Show Floor custom videos, daily roundtable discussions and C4ISRNET Show Reporter. The products are available for purchase only to confirmed DSEI exhibitors.

“We are pleased to announce our partnership with Sightline Media Group and Defense News as the official media and show daily partner for DSEI 2023,” said Grant Burgham, DSEI Director. “Their team of experienced journalists will bring valuable insights to the event. With 34 weeks to go until the show opens, we have sold 92% of the exhibition space and there will be more than 1000 international DSEI & DSEI Connect companies and 3 International Pavilions, of which the US is the largest”.

The award-winning journalism created by Defense News will provide news, trend pieces and features relevant to the DSEI attendees.

DSEI is a biennial hybrid event held in London and will take place from 12-15 September 2023 at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre.

 

To sign up to attend or exhibit at DSEI 2023 please visit http://www.dsei.co.uk.

To learn more about advertising for the official show daily at DSEI 2023 please email AdvertisingSales@mco.com.

 

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ABOUT SIGHTLINE MEDIA GROUP AND DEFENSE NEWS

Sightline Media Group is the leading news organization covering military, defense, public sector, federal technology, C4ISR and cyber defense. Our independent, award-winning journalism offers coverage from around the globe, from Sightline headquarters in the Washington, DC area to bureaus and correspondents in the U.S. and around the world. For over 30 years Defense News has set the standard and has been the authoritative news source about the programs, politics, business, technology and acquisition of defense. From military leadership to policy makers, from government officials to industry leaders, the world’s decision-makers come to defense news.

 

ABOUT DSEI

Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) connects governments, national armed forces, industry thought leaders and the entire defence & security supply chain on a global scale. With a range of valuable opportunities for networking, a platform for business, access to relevant content & live-action demonstrations, the DSEI community can strengthen relationships, share knowledge and engage in the latest capabilities across the exhibition’s Aerospace, Land, Naval, Security & Joint Zones. DSEI is a biennial event held in London and will take place from 12-15 September 2023. To learn more, please visit www.DSEI.co.uk.

 

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Contacts:

DSEI Press Office, PR@DSEI.co.uk

Sightline Media Group, Mort Greenberg, mgreenberg@mco.com

 

ARLINGTON, VA., January 6, 2023 – Military Veterans in Journalism (MVJ) announced today a new program designed to combat the spread of disinformation and extremism in veteran and military communities. Military Times will partner with MVJ on this project by providing trusted, detailed, investigative journalism on the issue.

A significant number of insurrectionists charged for their role in the siege had a military background, and after research has found that veterans and active-duty military members may make up at least 25% of militia rosters.

“Our team at Military Times is always looking for ways to improve our coverage and to better serve our community,” said Mike Gruss, editor in chief of Sightline Media, which owns Military Times and related publications. “We know the issue of extremism within the military and veteran community deserves in-depth coverage. We’re excited to get to work conducting reporting on these critical issues.”

With its new “Fighting Disinformation in Military & Veteran Communities” program, Military Times and Military Veterans in Journalism will build and support a reporting team to independently conduct investigative reporting on anti-democratic extremist groups that are targeting veterans and active-duty service members.

The program is supported by grants of $360,000 from the Knight Foundation, $100,000 from Craig Newmark Philanthropies, and $50,000 from the MacArthur Foundation. The funding will cover salaries for a team of three reporters, training, travel expenses, marketing, and project management. MVJ will partner with the Poynter Institute and their fact-checking arm, PolitiFact, to train the new reporting team on fact-checking and investigative best practices. The non-profit Task Force Butler will train the reporters on best practices for investigating extremist groups.

MVJ will also work with the University of Alabama’s Veterans and Media Lab to research the military and veteran community’s consumption of information and trust levels in media throughout the program. Further, MVJ will support in-person community engagement efforts by the We the Veterans coalition and the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland. Both groups aim to introduce solutions to help veterans spot extremist narratives in their day-to-day lives.

 

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ABOUT MILITARY TIMES

Service members and their families rely on MilitaryTimes.com as a trusted, independent source for news and information on the most important issues affecting their careers and personal lives including, branch updates, financial services, pay and benefits, healthcare, education, transition resources, and more. MilitaryTimes.com is a part of the Sightline Media Group who also owns Army Times, Marine Corps Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times, Federal Times, Defense News, and C4ISRNET.

ABOUT MILITARY VETERANS IN JOURNALISM

Military Veterans in Journalism’s mission is simple: get more military veterans working in America’s newsrooms. The United States has been at war for more than 18 years at a cost of more than 7,000 lives, about 50,000 wounded and billions in tax dollars. Yet military veterans are vastly underrepresented in our nation’s newsrooms. While about 7 percent of Americans have served in the armed forces, only 2 percent of media workers are military veterans, according to U.S. Census data. Veterans bring perspective, nuanced understanding and on-the-ground experience about the military and veteran affairs that ultimately benefits newsrooms and news consumers.

 

 

 

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