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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, 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.
“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
Washington Post Local Editor Mike Semel visited Professor Cheryl W. Thompson’s Advanced News Reporting class recently.
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
On April 24, students, faculty, and parents gathered for the School of Media and Public Affairs annual Awards Night. M
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
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 –
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.
Toward the end of 2013, Dan Gabriel, BA ’01, worked as a CIA technical adviser for a major motion picture.
In a dark sinkhole 200 feet below the waves off the Florida coast, Maryanne Culpepper laughed.
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.
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.
Distinguished Fellow Tara Sonenshine to Give Testimony to British House of Lords Select Committee on Soft Power
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).