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Jay Carney at SMPA, April 17, 2014

Jay Carney Takes GW Inside the White House Briefing Room

On April 17, 2014, 29th White House Press Secretary Jay Carney joined School of Media and Public Affairs 2013-2014 Distinguished Fellow and CBS News' Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett for a conversation about staying on message, collaborating with the press, and keeping your cool in the White House Briefing Room. Students and the public filled the sold out Jack Morton Auditorium for the discussion, participating in a question and answer session and helping the event trend on Twitter with commentary and pictures tagged #GWCarney. Read more.



Amanda Keammerer

Fuddy-Duddy Media, Work-Life Balance, and Selfies

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 White House Briefing Room".  Amanda Lee Keammerer, a student in the MA in Global Communication program, reflects on the event and what she learned from watching White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and 2013-2014 SMPA Distinguished Fellow and CBS News' Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett discuss the push-and-pull relationship between the media and the White House as they work to inform the general public. Read more.



Nina Seavey
NEA Art Works Grant Awarded to Nina Gilden Seavey

The National Endowment for the Arts awarded an Art Works grant of $60,000 to Nina Gilden Seavey, research professor of history and Media and Public Affairs, and director of the Documentary Center at GW. The grant will support post-production costs for a documentary based on choreographer Liz Lerman's "Healing Wars," combining dance, history, science, and a personal narrative to examine the roles that medicine and religion have in the rehabilitation of soldiers.  


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Assignment China: Tiananmen Square
A Documentary Screening and Discussion

The film screening is 90 minutes, followed by a post-screening Q&A with Dan Southerland, executive editor of Radio Free Asia, and Jim Mann, former Beijing correspondent for the LA Times.

Wednesday, April 23
6:30 - 8:30 pm

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4/23: Climate Journalism: Promoting Science and Its Denial
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4/28: Diversity in the White House Press Corps
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4/29: Fourth Annual SMPA Alumni Networking Event (Alumni Only)
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5/16: Master's Student Brunch Reception and Graduate Recognition
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5/17: Undergraduate Students Breakfast Reception and Majors Recognition
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5/18: GW Commencement
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