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Dana Bash and Frank Sesno address students

SMPA Awards $124,000 to Students in 2016–2017

May 07, 2017

Over $100,000 in was awarded at the Annual SMPA Awards Night which featured remarks from CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash (BA '93). Professors, members of the SMPA National Council, and other friends of SMPA were on hand to celebrate outstanding SMPA students.

Student Spotlight

Members of No Labels GW chapter with Jon Huntsman

SMPA Junior Co-Founds First Bipartisan Student Organization at GW

No Labels GW started out as a complaint.

As the primary season heated up in early spring 2016, it became clear that this election cycle would not be one of reconciliation or moderation.

Faculty Spotlight

Jason Osder

How Sundance Documentaries Are Breaking the Rules

School of Media and Public Affairs Professor Jason Osder, attended Sundance Film Festival where he observed a trend of documentaries that move beyond the principles of journalism in favor of creative troupes found more frequently in fictionalized films. These films are more explorative, and the filmmakers aren’t afraid to hoodwink the audience to make a larger point.

Intern Diaries

Lande Watson
Lande Watson, PCM '18, expected to read through an intern manual and maybe help with some research on her first day as a speechwriting intern at the Department of Justice. Instead, she was assigned a speech for Attorney General Loretta Lynch due at the end of the day.

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