Newhouse MVJ 2018


The stories showcased in this website are created by 32 students in the Military Photojournalism (MPJ) and Military Motion Media (MMM) programs. These stories are some of the final stories created by these students and showcase the skills they’ve attained and the work they’ve produced during their journey through one of the nation’s foremost recognized programs for journalism and photography. This website celebrates the culmination of their 10-month program to create advanced storytellers for the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Army.


The Military Visual Journalism program teaches active-duty military personnel photojournalism and broadcast journalism. Today the Military Photojournalism (MPJ) and Military Motion Media (MMM) programs have 32 students. They have been serving as mass communication specialists, combat photographers and military journalists. They come to the Newhouse School for ten months to build on their storytelling skills.


While at Newhouse, MPJ and MMM students earn 30 credit hours. The program begins in August with an intensive English and grammar refresher.

After MVJ

After successfully completing the MPJ or MMM program, students fulfill a three-year service obligation, putting their skills to use at such jobs as the White House TV, All Hands Magazine, Stars and Stripes, Combat Camera or as instructors at the Defense Information School. Furthermore, past students have frequently received the honor of National Press Photographers Association’s Military Photographer-of-the-Year or Military Videographer-of-the-Year awards.

MPJ and MMM students are integrated with civilian students for most of their classes, but have a few military-only courses taught by Syracuse University professors.