New SMPA Faculty; Barbara Benitez-Curry and Rebekah K. Tromble

Journalist and Political Media Researcher Join SMPA Faculty

August 24, 2019
SMPA is pleased to announce the addition of two new faculty members who will expand opportunities for students to gain critical skills in journalism and digital media; Barbara Benitez-Curry and Rebekah K. Tromble.  
Student in front of the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

A Dream Come True: Learning in Paris

August 02, 2019
While in Paris I embarked on a journey of a lifetime and was amazed that I was able to visit all the places I had dreamed of while learning from an extraordinary number of guest speakers from around the world.
Students work in SMPA TV studio control room

Knight Foundation Investment to Fund Institute for Data, Democracy, and Politics

July 22, 2019
New interdisciplinary research institute will fight digital disinformation at a critical time.
Isabel Pellegrino in front of brick wall

How I Got the Job: Clearing the Way to a Public Relations Career

May 17, 2019
Recent graduate Isabel Pellegrino, B.A. ’19, merged her skills and interests to land an internship, now job, with Edelman.
Facebook Groups application on cell phone

Echo Chambers May Not Be as Dangerous as You Think, New Study Finds

May 13, 2019
New research co-authored by Assistant Professor Ethan Porter suggests that the wisdom of crowds persists in social media echo chambers.
Matthew Ley at the White House Correspondents' Dinner

WHCA Scholarship Awardee Gets Moment in the Spotlight

April 29, 2019
Matthew Ley has received the White House Correspondents’ Association scholarship for all four of his years at GW.
Students sit at tables smiling with a blue curtain in the background

Over $135,000 Awarded to Students at 2019 SMPA Celebration Night

April 27, 2019
The second annual SMPA Celebration Night brought the SMPA community together to recognize student scholarship and prize recipients, connect with donors and accomplished alumni and to honor the Staub Faculty Excellence Award winner.