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 recounts the discussion at the SMPA Media and Politics Town Hall.
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.
WHCA Award Winner Teniola Ayoola

SMPA Senior’s Dispatches from the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

May 03, 2017
Teniola Ayoola (JMC '17) shares her takeaways from attending dinner as this year’s GW-WHCA scholar, joining some of the country’s most respected journalists to celebrate the First Amendment.
World Press Freedom Day Panel Discussion

American Press Freedom Is Under Siege

May 02, 2017
SMPA and the Broadcasting Board of Governors marked World Press Freedom Day with panel discussions and presentations on covering repressive regimes, global press freedom and the state of the First Amendment in the United States.
Teniola Ayoola

SMPA Awards 2017 White House Correspondents’ Association Scholarship

April 10, 2017
SMPA senior Teniola Ayoola is named the 2017 recipient of the George Washington University-White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) scholarship. She will attend the annual WHCA Dinner and receive a $2,500 scholarship.
Frank Sesno, Chris Policinski, Shawn Lightfoot and Katie Dotterer-Pyle.

Good Storytelling Moves the Planet Forward

April 10, 2017
Experts from major companies, publications, universities and nonprofit organizations gathered with students from more than 40 colleges and universities at the George Washington University last week for Planet Forward, a two-day summit on the power of storytelling to spur action on sustainability.
Cornell Belcher

Democratic Pollster Talks about Race and Politics

March 24, 2017
Award-winning Democratic pollster Cornell Belcher was invited by the GW School of Media and Public Affairs to discuss his new book, “A Black Man in the White House,” in which he argues that the Obama presidency triggered a rise in racial-aversion that was evident in the 2016 election.
Lt. Gen. Nadja West, Tammy Duckworth and Marty Baron

University Announces 2017 Honorary Degree Recipients

March 06, 2017
Commencement speaker and U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Lt. Gen. Nadja West and Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron will receive honorary degrees at the George Washington University Commencement on May 21.
 Michael McFaul and David Ensor

Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Talks Trump, Russia Relationship

March 06, 2017
Michael McFaul, a Stanford University professor who served as the U.S. Ambassador to Russia under President Barack Obama from January 2012 to February 2014, spoke at The George Washington University’s annual Walter Roberts Lecture series.