Journalism Workshop with the Daily Press

Join Hugh Lessig, the Daily Press's top military and veterans writer, for an workshop exploring the craft of journalism. This interactive session will cover everything from writing stories and op-eds, to effective interviewing techniques, to part- and full-time professional opportunities in journalism. Whether you want to become journalist, or you are just interested in learning about the craft, this workshop promises to be an informative and enjoyable experience. RSVP today to learn from the best journalists in the region!

  • Who: Free for veterans, service members, and military family members (age 18+)
  • When: Saturday, February 13th from 1PM to 4PM
  • Where: William & Mary, Miller Hall (101 Ukrop Way, Williamsburg), Room 1013
  • How to Register: Please follow the "Veteran Participant Registration" link and complete the necessary form. 

About the Instructor

Hugh Lessig writes about Newport News Shipbuilding and other defense contractors in Hampton Roads. He occasionally writes about workforce training issues and military history. He previously covered the military and state politics for the Daily Press, where he began work in 1997. He received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa. He is a Pennslyvania native and a lifelong newsman.

About the Armed Services Arts Partnership

The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) builds sustainable, arts communities for veterans and military families by partnering with arts organizations, artists, and colleges. ASAP focuses on developing the comedic, literary, musical, and artistic skills of veterans in supportive, community-based environments. In the process, ASAP fosters resiliency and improves well-being among participants, and bridges divides by connecting veterans, students, and local communities through the arts. This past June, the Echoing Green Foundation recognized ASAP as one of the 50 organizations changing the world in 2015. In addition, ASAP recently received press from CNNABC News, and Soldiers Magazine, among others.