Longform Journalism with Ben Kesling

On 1/12/2023 Military Veterans in Journalism (MJV) will host a Webinar: Longform Journalism with Ben Kesling from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST. For more information contact MJV, [email protected], (917) 588-4926 or click the RSVP link below. 


Longform Journalism with Ben Kesling

January 12th 


Join MVJ for a webinar on longform journalism with Ben Kesling of the Wall Street Journal! Ben has recently written his first book, “Bravo Company: An Afghanistan Deployment and Its Aftermath”. Now, he will be joining MVJ President Russell Midori to talk techniques for gathering and verifying information, structuring ideas, and writing compelling longform journalism.

This event will take place on January 12 from 6 to 7 PM EST. RSVP today!


About the Speaker

Ben Kesling is an award-winning Midwest correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, where he focuses on national security and veterans issues. In this webinar, he will discuss his recently published book, Bravo Company, and share his thoughts on how to gather and verify information, structure ideas, and write compelling longform journalism. 

Kesling has a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School, attended the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and previously served as a Marine Corps infantry officer in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is also a two-day Jeopardy! champion. He lives in Chicago with his wife and kids. 

Bravo Company is about a US Army paratrooper company’s harrowing 2009 deployment to the Arghandab in Afghanistan and the decade of reckoning afterwards. It is available for purchase in bookstores, and the audiobook, read by Kesling himself, is available on Audible.

January 12, 2023 at 6:00pm - 7pm
Military Veterans in Journalism (MJV) · · 917.588.4926