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Journalist Bob Woodward in SMPA class October 13, 2014

A Lesson from Bob Woodward of The Washington Post

October 20, 2014

There’s a piece of advice that still guides renowned journalist Bob Woodward’s decades-long career as an investigative reporter: Go to the scene.

Chuck Todd, Moderator, "Meet the Press"

School of Media and Public Affairs Adds Impressive Roster to National Council

October 20, 2014

As part of the School of Media and Public Affairs continued efforts to expand and progress, Director Frank Sesno announced this month that the School is growing its National Council for Media and Public Affairs with an exceptional group of new members. Joining the Council are Chuck Todd, Sam Feist, Susan Smirnoff, Cornell Belcher, and Charles Minton. The new Council members—all leaders in their respective fields—will join the Director’s advisory board for the school and work to address issues affecting the growth and development of SMPA.

McCormick Felloship

2014 McCormick Fellowship in National Security Reporting

March 31, 2014

The Center for Public Integrity, an award-winning, non-profit, nonpartisan, investigative newsroom in the nation’s capital, is pleased to offer new or recent graduates of four journalism schools –

Tara D Sonenshine

Distinguished Fellow Tara Sonenshine to Give Testimony to British House of Lords Select Committee on Soft Power

December 16, 2013

Tara Sonenshine, former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, and currently a Distinguished Fellow at the School of Media and Public Affairs, will address the United Kingdom’s House of Lords “Select Committee on Soft Power and the UK’s Influence” via videotape today at 5:15 pm London time (12:15 pm, Washington time).

Become a Media Mastermind with an MA from SMPA

September 17, 2013

Applications are open for the Fall 2014 academic year at the School of Media & Public Affairs (SMPA).

Mikhail Gorbachev

SMPA Announces Event With President Mikhail Gorbachev

September 09, 2013

UPDATE: Due to health issues, President Gorbachev has canceled his US tour and is no longer com

GW Sophomores: Apply to become an SMPA major!

August 27, 2013

We're glad you're interested in becoming a major in the School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA)!

Job Opening: SMPA Director of Communications and Marketing

August 26, 2013

The School of Media and Public Affairs seeks a full-time Director of Communications and Marketing.

Join SMPA at Graduate Student Info Expo This Weekend

August 09, 2013

Thinking about grad school? Not sure how to make the transition?

Journalism & Media Educators: Attend the Capital Teach-In

June 20, 2013

Get inspiration.
Get motivation.
Get help.
Get ready!

SMPA Freshman Orientation

June 19, 2013

If you have been accepted to the freshmen class (2017 undergraduate) for the School of Media and Public Affairs, join us for a special event designed just for you!

SMPA Co-Sponsors Camp for Minority High School Journalists

June 13, 2013

SMPA is honored to host and co-sponsor this year’s JCamp for minority high school journalists.

SMPA students in Mathare slum

Students Examine Digital Technologies in Kenya

June 03, 2013

As part of a summer course called "Information and Communication Technology and Collective Action," Professor Steven Livingston and a group of SMPA students are in Kenya examining the use of digita