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Digital Campaigning, APSA pre conference, Michael Slaby, Zac Moffat

Digital Campaigning: 2012 and Beyond

On August 27th, Frank Sesno moderated a discussion on how digital technology has changed the face of campaigning as we know it. We heard from Zac Moffatt, the 2011 and 2012 Digital Director of Mitt Romney for President, and Michael Slaby, the 2012 Chief Integration and Innovation Officer for Obama for America. The event streamed live on C-SPAN and trended on Twitter in DC. Read more.

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Students

Marianna Sotomayor

 

An Exclusive Look at POLITICO

Marianna Sotomayor, Political Communication Major '15, just completed the POLITICO Journalism Institute. She gives us a first-hand account of what it was like to spend 10 days with reporters, editors, and executives from POLITICO and other news bureaus who shared their wisdom on how to cover Washington beats. Among the things she learned: how to develop sources, become a policy expert, and write a perfect, attention-grabbing headline. Read more.

 

 

 


Faculty

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.

 


Events   Centers and Institutes

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.

August 27: 12th Annual APSA Preconference on Political Communication

September 2: Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood

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

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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