As a student in the School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA), you are a member of a small community with an extensive network. Students engage with the world around them through internships and access to decision-makers, community leaders, and power brokers.
Despite the bustle of GW's urban campus, students in SMPA experience a genuine sense of community and connection fostered through small classes, exclusive events, and a sense of common purpose.
Students gain valuable firsthand experience and new skills by working with news organizations, government offices, political firms, digital media companies, and advocacy groups. We provide access to dozens of listings through our weekly Above the Fold newsletter and offer course credit programs and funding opportunities.
To apply for Journalism and Mass Communication Honors, graduating seniors must have a minimum 3.7 GPA and a portfolio of published work. A short letter to faculty members on the SMPA Awards Committee should outline applicable achievements and career goals.
The GW Hatchet is the independent student newspaper of record at the George Washington University. First published in 1904, The Hatchet is the second-oldest newspaper in Washington, D.C. in continuous publication.
The student-run television station provides opportunities to produce, write, report, shoot and edit outside the classroom. The station produces shows in news, entertainment, sports and politics.
The student-run radio station streams live from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week when school is in session. WRGW was founded in 1929 and features opportunities for students interested in music, sports, news and talk radio.
The GW Association of Black Journalists promotes diversity in the media to create a greater sense of community among student and professional journalists with events, mentorship and networking opportunities.
An independent online news publication devoted to the evolution of journalism, MediaFile is a go-to source for media news and criticism. The student-run publication reports on news coverage, industry trends and media ethics.
Formed to advocate on behalf of SMPA students, the association connects students with faculty and builds a stronger community with town halls and exclusive events for students in the school.