Podcasting & the Future of Radio

On February 11, SMPA convened a panel of some of the podcast world's heavyweights to answer the question "What does the popularity of the podcasting mean for the future of radio?" View full video of the event, selection from the Twitter conversation, and more.

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Students

Manheim Sterling Winners 2015

Twitter’s Role in Political Communication and Social Activism

Does communication on Twitter lead to action? This year’s Manheim-Sterling Undergraduate Research Prize winners Bailey Mohr and Zinhle Essamuah are taking a hard look at Twitter to see how people are using the platform for very different purposes and to reach different goals. Mohr, a senior majoring in political communication, is researching how candidates and organizations use Twitter to communicate with the public. Essamuah, a senior majoring in journalism and mass communication, hopes to uncover what the #BlackLivesMatter movement on Twitter means for the Black-American experience and dig deep into how black millennials reacted to the jury decisions and look at social media as form of activism.

Faculty

J. Michael Shanahan

J. Michael Shanahan Journalism Internship Fund

The J. Michael Shanahan Journalism Internship Fund supports an SMPA program that Professor Shanahan (1943-2014) cared about deeply and worked on extensively:  student internships. The Fund permits SMPA students to pursue and benefit from enriching summer internship experiences that they otherwise might not be able to afford. Awarded in the spring to rising GW seniors pursuing journalism majors or minors, it supports an internship experience in the summer after junior year with an established media organization. Learn more and donate.

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