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Tony Fratto, Barbara Bradley Hagerty, SMPA Distinguished Fellows 2014-2015

Former White House, NPR Staffers Join SMPA as Distinguished Fellows

Tony Fratto, former deputy White House press secretary under President George W. Bush, and Barbara Bradley Hagerty, former correspondent for National Public Radio, will join the George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs as distinguished fellows for the 2014-15 academic year. The program brings professionals from media, political communication and public affairs to SMPA each year to participate in class discussions, public events and career advising. Read more.

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Kevin Frey


Intern Dirary: Kevin Frey at Cox Media Group

Kevin Frey, Journalism and Mass Communication Major '15, just completed a summer internship with the D.C. Bureau for Cox Media Group. As he was treated more like a producer than an intern, Frey plunged head first into the journalism world, covering press conferences and interviewing congressmen. Read more about his experience here.




Frank Sesno and Colin Powell
Sesno Interviews Colin Powell

Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs Frank Sesno interviewed Colin Powell in Lisner Auditorium on August 4, 2014. Powell, a former secretary of state and GW alumnus, shared leadership advice from his new book, "It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership." During the interview, organized by the Smithsonian Institution, Sesno asked the four-star general: "When you were a kid, did you imagine all you'd achieve?" Read more.


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Upcoming Events

Covering the Midterm Elections
Tuesday, September 9, 7:00 pm
Jack Morton Auditorium

Please join GW alumni, faculty, and current students for a panel discussion about covering the 2014 races, the outcomes, and politics in Washington, DC. Alumni—including Reid H. Wilson, CCAS, BA '05 (The Washington Post), Shawna Thomas, SMPA, BA '02 (Meet the Press), Anders Gyllenhaal, SMPA, BA '74 (The McClatchy Company), and Emily Cahn, SMPA, BA '11 (Roll Call)—will preview the fall midterm elections and share their thoughts on key races this fall. They will also discuss what it is like to work in journalism and cover the political beat. This discussion will be moderated by Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs and Washington Post reporter Cheryl W. Thompson.

September 2: Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood

September 9: Building a Brand in Hollywood: A Conversation with Dan Baime

September 17: Brownbag Talk: The Myth of Multistakeholderism in Internet Governance

September 24: A Celebration of Nikki Usher and "Making News at the 'New York Times'"

September 24: Webinar for MA in Media and Strategic Communication

October 15: Open House for MA in Media and Strategic Communication

October 29: Webinar for MA in Media and Strategic Communication

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