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Brianna Gurciullo Selected for News21 Fellowship

Senior journalism major Brianna Gurciullo was selected as a 2015 News21 Fellow. This spring, Gurciullo will participate in an in-depth seminar on the 2015 project topic, the legalization of marijuana, taught by former Washington Post editor Leonard Downie Jr. And this summer she will work out of a digital newsroom at the Cronkite School in Phoenix, Arizona, and travel the country to report and produce a project with other News21 Fellows from other universities. Read more.

 


Students

 

Two Days as a "Colbert Report" Intern

When Stephen Colbert ran onto the Lisner stage in all his bespectacled glory, Comedy Central devotees scrambled to their feet and burst into a thunderous applause faster than you could say “truthiness.” It was enough for most aficionados to be in the same room while the political satirist turned his acerbic wit on President Barack Obama, but four SMPA students--Julie Alderman, Asha Parker, Raphael Burne and Jeffrey Pawling--were able to get even closer to the suited-up simpleton Mr. Colbert plays on his show. Read more.

 


Faculty

"Information affects lives."

This Thanksgiving break Professor Steven Livingston and graduate student Mike Hower traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to research what constitutes urban sustainability and how Primož Kovačič, MA '14, is using technology to solve some of the problems faced by people living in slums there. Before he left, Professor Livingston sat down with Director Frank Sesno to tell him about the trip.

 


Events   Centers and Institutes

Upcoming Events

America's Voice: U.S. International Media in the Age of Putin, ISIS and Ebola
A Discussion with David Ensor

January 27, 2015
6:15 p.m.
Media and Public Affairs Building
Room B07

 


 

January 12 - Classes Begin

January 19 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes)

Janurary 27 - Surviving Washington (and Keep Your Soul Doing It!)

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