Senior defense writer, Congressional Quarterly & Roll Call (@CQNow). President, Military Reporters & Editors. Chairs National Press Club Press Freedom Committee

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Biography

Donnelly is a veteran defense reporter with a strong track record of fair, accurate and groundbreaking coverage of national security.
A former editor of Defense Week, Donnelly has covered military matters at Congressional Quarterly since 2004. His work also appears regularly in Roll Call.
His sc...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Food & Drink Daily--a now defunct newsletter covering the affect of legislation and regulations on the food and beverage industries.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Uh, yes.

How is social media changing news?

It speeds publication rates, connects writers and readers, and converts reporters into often snarky commentators--a mixed bag all around.