Laura Shuey-Kostelac

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Intersection of Media and Government

September 29, 2014
By actively working with the Justice Department’s Press Secretary to arrange and carry out these events, I gained a true appreciation for the amount of planning and coordination that takes place behind the scenes and the important role of communications in spreading a federal executive department’s message.
Sarah Ferris

Reporting on the National Gun Debate: News21 Fellow Dives Deep into Hometown Issue

September 08, 2014
The gun debate has been important to me since December 14, 2012 – the day that my high school classmate took 28 lives, including his own, in my hometown of Newtown, Connecticut. As I watched funeral processions and news vans consume the streets in Newtown, I wanted answers. Can these kinds of shootings be prevented? If so, who should be responsible for leading that effort, and what can be done to protect people’s lives and their rights? News21 enabled me to pursue answers to these questions, and ask many more along the way.
Tony Fratt and Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Former White House, NPR Staffers Join SMPA as Distinguished Fellows

September 02, 2014
Tony Fratto, former deputy White House press secretary under President George W. Bush, and Barbara Bradley Hagerty, former correspondent for National Public Radio, will join the George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs as distinguished fellows for the 2014-15 academic year. The program brings professionals from media, political communication and public affairs to SMPA each year to participate in class discussions, public events and career advising.
Kevin Frey

Intern Diary: Kevin Frey at Cox Media Group

August 28, 2014
On day two of my internship, they gave me a camera, microphone, and tripod and sent me out solo to cover a press conference at the Capitol.

"Email Dari Amerika" or "Email from America"

August 13, 2014
“Email Dari Amerika”, by Associate Professor Janet Steele, is a series of letters to Indonesians from an American who loves Indonesia. Written in Indonesian in a simple direct style one would use in an email to a friend, the book describes the daily life of an American and touches on a wide range of topics that underscore the connections between the world’s second and third largest democracies.
Nikki Usher, Making News at the New York Times

Making News at The New York Times

May 07, 2014
Nikki Usher authors the first in-depth portrait of the nation's premier newspaper in the digital age after spending months observing journalists at work in the newsroom.
Aysia Woods

Intern Diary: Aysia Woods at Washington Life Magazine

January 15, 2014
The Devil Wears Prada is surely one of my favorite movies of all time, so when I was offered a position as an editorial intern at Washington Life Magazine last summer, I eagerly accepted in hopes of being an Andy Sachs-in-training.