UndergraduateGraduateProgramsSupport SMPA


Distinguished Alumni Awards

Alumni Association Recognizes Adam Conner and Neil Portnow

As part of Alumni Weekend, Adam Conner, BA ’06, and Neil Portnow, BA ’71, received this year’s Recent Alumni Achievement Award and the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award—the highest form of recognition given by the George Washington University Alumni Association. Both are members of the National Council for Media and Public Affairs. Each recipient has made a lasting impact on society through outstanding professional, voluntary, and philanthropic accomplishments. Read more.

Other Headlines:




Leah Edwards' Documentary on the High School Dropout Problem

Journalism and Mass Communication major '15 Leah Edwards hasn't even graduated from college yet and can already add "award-winning documentary filmmaker" to her resume. Through an episodic view into the lives of three young girls, Doing It for Me explores the complicated circumstances that young people face as they pursue their education goals. Edwards recently presented the film, along with a discussion, at the U.S. Department of Education. 




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

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

Wednesday, September 24, 6:30 pm
2nd Floor Art Gallery Lobby

"Making News at 'The New York Times,'" by Professor Nikki Usher, is the first in-depth portrait of the nation's, if not the world's, premier newspaper in the digital age. It presents a lively chronicle of months spent in the newsroom observing daily conversations, meetings, and journalists at work. Don't miss the celebration and a special talk by Professor Usher. RSVP today!

September 24: Webinar for MA in Media and Strategic Communication

September 25: "Let the Fire Burn" Screening

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

October 29: Webinar for MA in Media and Strategic Communication

November 4: Berkshire Beyond Bugget: The Enduring Value of Values

Sign up for our Email Newsletter

The Documentary Center at the George Washington University