Remembering Gwen Ifill at the School of Media and Public Affairs

Gwen Ifill and Imani Cheers at the 2012 PBS NewsHour holiday party
Gwen Ifill and Imani Cheers at the 2012 PBS NewsHour holiday party (photo courtesy of Imani Cheers)
When students comment on how much of a mentor I am to them, the truth is, I got it all from Gwen. When an editor comments on how powerful my stories are, the truth is, I got it all from Gwen. She set the bar so high that I’ve spent most of my 16-year career just trying to orbit her atmosphere. Gwen was the best, and by sheer example, she inspired everyone around her to be their best.

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Student Spotlight

Democracy Matters

Emily Creighton Founds GW Chapter of Democracy Matters

Emily Creighton (BA '18) aspires to change the political pay-to-play system by bringing a leading non-partisan organization working to cut private money out of politics to the most politically active campus in America.

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.

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