Michael Hayden and Will Hurd on panel

Public Debate Needed on Cybersecurity

October 31, 2017
Experts discussed the need for flexible policies, partnerships and buy-in from the American public to tackle cyber issues.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders on GW panel

President Trump ‘Performs Best’ with Opposition

October 25, 2017
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders participated in an SMPA forum alongside reporters who cover the administration.
student asks the panel a question

Making News with the White House Press Secretary and Correspondents

October 24, 2017
In an unprecedented event, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took the stage alongside the journalists who cover her for a discussion of "Trump's First Year."
alumni achievement award winners

Hear from the Eight Recipients of the Alumni Achievement Award

October 20, 2017
CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash, BA '93, was honored with the GW Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award during Colonials Weekend.
Jeff Sliauzis

Thank You, Jeff Sliauzis

October 14, 2017
Faculty, staff and students at the School of Media and Public Affairs would like to thank Jeff Sliauzis for his 15 years of dedicated service and wish him the best of luck in his retirement.
Robin Eberhardt and Lillianna Byington

How to Make The Washington Post Front Page

September 26, 2017
This wasn’t just another class assignment. A semester of investigative reporting, crunching numbers, finding victims and making phone calls took two young journalists far beyond the classroom and onto the front page.
panelists at SMPA town hall

SMPA Town Hall Examines Changes in Media, Politics

September 18, 2017
SMPA co-hosted a town hall on media and politics with the GW College Republicans and GW College Democrats. Students guided the discussion and asked questions to a panel of media and politics experts including a member of Congress.
School of Media and Public Affairs 2017 Fellows

SMPA Announces New Fellows

September 18, 2017
The new class of SMPA fellows includes a member of Congress and distinguished journalists, diplomats and media executives.
Student asks question at SMPA town hall

A Vital and Continued Conversation

September 18, 2017
GW College Democrats Blog Director Emily Milakovic writes that the SMPA Media and Politics Town Hall was a vital conversation, but it is most important that we continue the conversation.
Allie Coukos

It's a Game of Give and Take

September 15, 2017
GW College Republicans Chair Allie Coukos reflects on the SMPA Media and Politics Town Hall and the relationship between the public and the news media.
David Ensor and Frank Sesno

Defense Writers Group Moves to GW, Joins New Project for Media and National Security

August 21, 2017
The Defense Writers Group, an association of defense and national security correspondents with 50 member news organizations from around the globe will become part of the new Project for Media and National Security.
Hadas Gold

Alumna Hadas Gold to Join CNN

August 09, 2017
The SMPA alumna and National Council member will join CNN to cover a new beat on European politics, media and global business after five years at Politico.
Cheryl W. Thompson

Cheryl W. Thompson Named National Association of Black Journalists Educator of the Year

May 26, 2017
Cheryl W. Thompson is the 2017 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Educator of the Year honoree.
Dana Bash and Frank Sesno address students

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

May 07, 2017
SMPA hosted an annual student awards night awarding over $100,000 in scholarships and prizes to students. Alumna Dana Bash addressed the audience and faculty, staff and friends of SMPA were on hand to celebrate the student accomplishments.
Photo by Diana Nunez

Students Reflect on White House Correspondents' Dinner Experience

May 06, 2017
Sixteen SMPA students were selected to attend the annual First Amendment celebration with CNN, Yahoo! News and as a GW-WHCA scholarship recipient. We caught up with a few of them to ask about their experience at the dinner and with their host organizations.