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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, and 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?

Meagan Murphy, junior minoring in journalism and mass communication

Journalism in Pamplona

March 03, 2014

Fall semester provided me with a once in a lifetime opportunity to study abroad in Pamplona, Spain. I enrolled in the communications school at the University of Navarra to study journalism, arriving in August to summer heat and the aftermath of the city’s famous "Running of the Bulls". The bus ride from Madrid to Pamplona really solidified that I was in a completely different place; the small towns we drove through had castles and the countryside was full of sunflower field—definitely different from downtown Foggy Bottom.

Dan Gabriel

From GW to the CIA and Beyond

February 02, 2014

Toward the end of 2013, Dan Gabriel, BA ’01, worked as a CIA technical adviser for a major motion picture.

Maryanne Culpepper

Filmmaking, Moxie, and the Deep Sillies

January 22, 2014

In a dark sinkhole 200 feet below the waves off the Florida coast, Maryanne Culpepper laughed.

Sarah Ferris, School of Media and Public Affairs, News21 Fellow

Reporting on Gun Issues

January 21, 2014

Sarah Ferris, a senior majoring in political science and journalism and mass communication, was selected as one of 21 top journalism students from across the country for a 2014 Carnegie-Knight News21 Fellowship. As part of the national multimedia reporting initiative, Ferris—the senior news editor at The GW Hatchet— will take part in a spring seminar taught by Leonard Downie Jr., former executive editor of The Washington Post, and conduct in-depth reporting on gun issues using innovative digital reporting techniques.

Aysia Woods at the Revenge Wears Prada book launch

Intern Diary: Aysia Woods at Washington Life Magazine

January 15, 2014

By Aysia Woods
JMC Minor '15

Megan Whittemore at the 2013 PR People Awards luncheon in Washington, DC (courtesy Megan Whittemore).

Alumna Named PR Person to Watch

December 20, 2013

If you keep tabs on the national political scene, you probably know that Megan Whittemore, CCAS BA ’08, GSPM MS ’10, is the Press Secretary for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (who is also a GW graduate). Whittemore recently made headlines again when PR News included her on the “2013 PR People to Watch” list.

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).

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