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“What are you studying” followed by, “And what do you plan to do with that?” are questions almost every student hears from the day they send in their undergraduate application to the day they recei
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.
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.
Thanks to the ubiquity and accessibility of new technology, the sources from which we get our news have transformed.
A booming chuckle erupts behind my table where faculty and students are seated for a luncheon preceding “A Conversation with Leon Panetta.” I look up from my meal to see the former secretary of def
I arrived for my first day as an intern in the Office of Public Affairs at the Department of Justice amidst a flurry of activity, phone calls, and media arrivals.
During the spring of 2012, I had the amazing opportunity to intern at the United States Naval Academy (USNA), Office of Public Affairs in Annapolis, MD.
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.
When I first heard about News21 last fall, I didn’t know exactly what it was.
During the summer of 2014, I had the incredible chance to intern in the D.C. Bureau for Cox Media Group. Now the first thing you may ask is, “What’s Cox?” Good question.
The “POLITICO way” goes a little something like this: brainstorm a great idea, team up with the most influential people in the business, and somewhere along the line, create a lasting impact that f
As part of Alumni Weekend this September, SMPA alumni Adam Conner, BA ’
Bruce and Cindy Terker have generously created an endowment for the Terker Distinguished Fellows in Media and Public Affairs.
The Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) named Alexandra Dickinson, MA ’11, Sara Neumann, BA ’07, and Marcia Newbert, BA ’10 among the finalist for the 2014
For Alex Abnos, the trip to Brazil to cover the World Cup has been a decade in the making.
Combined degree students Emilie Frank and Zinhle Essamuah were selected to receive the Berl Brechner Graduate Scholarships in Media and Public Affairs. Brechner is a member of the National Council for Media and Public Affairs, the SMPA Director’s advisory body. He received his BA in Journalism in 1968 and was the editor of the GW Hatchet. Thanks to his gift, each student will receive $20,000 in tuition funding toward their MA in Media and Strategic Communication when they enter the MA program full time in fall 2015.
“So that’s the question: grandmother, or the possible first female president of the United States?”
“Leadership is the ability to translate what you want to see in the world.”
What a year it has been for the School of Media and Public Affairs!
Assistant Professor Emily Thorson is the 2014 recipient of the Staub Faculty Excellence Award.
Assistant Professor Nikki Usher authored, "Making News at The New York Times" (University of Mich