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Leah Edwards SMPA GWU Doing It For Me documentary

Leah Edwards' Documentary on the High School Dropout Problem

September 17, 2014

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.

Sarah Ferris GWU SMPA alumni spotlight News21

Reporting on the National Gun Debate: News21 Fellow Dives Deep into Hometown Issue

September 08, 2014

When I first heard about News21 last fall, I didn’t know exactly what it was.

Tony Fratto and Barbara Bradley Hagerty, SMPA Distinguished Fellows 2014-2015

Former White House, NPR Staffers Join SMPA as Distinguished Fellows

September 02, 2014

Tony Fratto, former deputy White House press secretary under President George W.

Kevin Frey, Journalism and Mass Communication Major '15

Intern Diary: Kevin Frey at Cox Media Group

August 28, 2014

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.

Marianna Sotomayer at the POLITICO Journalism Institute

An exclusive look at POLITICO from the eyes of a hungry, young journalist

August 18, 2014

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

Adam Conner and Neil Portnow

GW Alumni Association to Recognize SMPA Alumni Adam Conner and Neil Portnow

August 15, 2014

As part of Alumni Weekend this September, SMPA alumni Adam Conner, BA ’

The Terker Family, Terker Distinguished Fellows in Media and Public Affairs

$500,000 Gift Endows the Terker Distinguished Fellows in Media and Public Affairs

August 15, 2014

Bruce and Cindy Terker have generously created an endowment for the Terker Distinguished Fellows in Media and Public Affairs.

Women in Public Relations July 2014

Three Alumnae Named Finalists for 2014 Emerging Leaders Award

July 24, 2014

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 

Alex Abnos

Alumnus Travels with U.S. Soccer Team to World Cup

July 10, 2014

For Alex Abnos, the trip to Brazil to cover the World Cup has been a decade in the making.

Brechner Scholars in Media and Public Affairs

Announcing the Brechner Scholars in Media and Public Affairs

July 09, 2014

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.

Ari Massefski

Front and Center at Hillary Clinton's LIVE CNN Town Hall

June 30, 2014

“So that’s the question: grandmother, or the possible first female president of the United States?”

Avra Bossov

My Experience at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders 2014

June 11, 2014

“Leadership is the ability to translate what you want to see in the world.”

GW Commencement 2014

2014 Year in Review

May 27, 2014

What a year it has been for the School of Media and Public Affairs!

Emily Thorson Staub Faculty Excellence Winner

Emily Thorson Honored with Staub Faculty Excellence Award

May 12, 2014

Assistant Professor Emily Thorson is the 2014 recipient of the Staub Faculty Excellence Award.

Mike Semel Washington Post

What It Takes To Be A Reporter

May 01, 2014

Washington Post Local Editor Mike Semel visited Professor Cheryl W. Thompson’s Advanced News Reporting class recently.

Will Johnson, Jen Nedeau, Alex Kellner, Camille Heyboer, Aliya Karim, Adam Shapiro, Charlie Rybak, Max Nunes, Margeaux Abrams

Learning From the Best Digital Strategists

April 28, 2014

As a fellow at Bully Pulpit Interactive (BPI), a digital marketing agency, I've been learning from some of the best digital strategists out th

Jenna Spoont at the National High School Journalism Convention

A Speech to Inspire

April 28, 2014

On April 10, I spoke in front of 3,000 high school student journalists and advisers at the 2014 Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association Spring National High School Jo

Awards Night 2014

$90,000 Awarded to Students in Fellowships and Prizes

April 28, 2014

On April 24, students, faculty, and parents gathered for the School of Media and Public Affairs annual Awards Night. M


Fuddy-Duddy Media, Work-Life Balance, and Selfies

April 21, 2014

If you were looking for a way to learn about staying on message, GW’s Jack Morton Auditorium was the place to be on Thursday, April 17, for "Inside the W

Eva Price, BA '00

A New Take on Peter Pan, and More

April 01, 2014

A typical day in the office is anything but typical for Eva Price, BA Political Communication ’00; on any given afternoon, you might find her stopping by a dress rehearsal for one

John Perrino in front of the Eiffel Tower

Trading in the Washington Monument for the Eiffel Tower

April 01, 2014

John Perrino, Political Communication Major '15, portrays a week-in-the-life of a short-term study abroad trip to Paris with

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 –

Students at the Washington Post

Washington Post Visit Inspires Students

March 21, 2014

What’s it really like to be journalist?