Marine Corps Times

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Marine Corps Times
Marine Corps Times cover 19 July 2010
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Sightline Media Group
Publisher Elaine Howard
Editor Tobias Naegele
Founded 1999
Headquarters 6883 Commercial Drive, Springfield, Virginia 22159  United States
Circulation 36,385 (June 2013)[1]
ISSN 1522-0869
OCLC number 40058477

Marine Corps Times (ISSN 1522-0869) is a weekly newspaper serving active, reserve and retired United States Marine Corps personnel and their families, providing news, information and analysis as well as community and lifestyle features, educational supplements, and resource guides.

Marine Corps Times is published by the Sightline Media Group, which is a part of TEGNA Digital, which itself is owned by TEGNA, Inc. The group was called the Army Times Publishing Company until 1997, when it was sold to Gannett and renamed Gannett Government Media.[2] In 2015, it was spun off into one of the digital properties of TEGNA, and renamed Sightline.


Marine Corps Times writer C. Mark Brinkley was among the first journalists to embed with ground troops in Afghanistan in November 2001 during Operation Swift Freedom, which was the Pentagon's first opportunity to Embed Journalists.[3] Marine Corps Times and Brinkley were also responsible for exposing[4] the fabricated military record claimed by Joshua Adam Garcia, a contestant on Food Network's 2007 season of "The Next Food Network Star," resulting in Garcia's resignation[5] from the cooking competition reality show.

In November 2010, senior writer Dan Lamothe broke the news that the Marine Corps had recommended former Cpl. Dakota Meyer for the Medal of Honor,[6] the nation's highest award for valor, for bravery in Afghanistan in September 2009. Meyer's case was approved in July 2011,[7] making him the first living Marine to receive the medal since the Vietnam War.


In 2005, Marine Corps Times received an Associated Press Managing Editors association Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Public Service[8] in the under-40,000 circulation category for its investigative story on the recall of body armor.

In spring 2011, Lamothe received the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation's Maj. Megan McClung Award,[9] which honors one journalist annually for dispatch reporting abroad. Lamothe was honored for his work in May and June 2010, when he embedded with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, in Afghanistan's then-violent Marjah district.

In fall 2011, Lamothe and staff photographer Thomas Brown received honorable mention from the Military Reporters and Editors organization for their blogging from the battlefield during the same embedded assignment.[10] They finished behind the New York Times in MRE's online interactive award category.

Notable journalists

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  1. "Alliance for Audited Media Snapshot Report - 6/30/2013". Alliance for Audited Media. June 30, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "GANNETT CO INC /DE/ - GCI Annual Report (10-K) STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY". Retrieved 2012-07-13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Stanley, Alessandra. (2001-11-28) A NATION CHALLENGED - THE MEDIA - Marines Land in Afghanistan With Panache, Semper Fi and Press Tagging Along. Retrieved on 2014-02-24.
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  6. MCT: Marine Nominated fof MOH
  7. MCT: MOH Approved
  8. Fort Lauderdale, Charleston, Marine Corps newspapers exhibit public service - APME - Associated Press Media Editors. APME. Retrieved on 2014-02-24.
  9. "Reporter recognized for combat coverage". Marine Corps Times. Retrieved 2014-02-24.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Marine Corps Times cited for combat coverage". Marine Corps Times. Retrieved 2014-02-24.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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