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Seven panelists sit on stage with a screen that reads "Should the News Take Sides?" behind them

Connections with Citizens and Communities Key to Trust in Journalism

March 29, 2019
An SMPA panel of experts on politics and journalism discussed how to build connections with the American people and reinforce civil discourse.
Former Washington Post reporter and columnist Dorothy Butler Gilliam talks with SMPA Director Frank Sesno about her new book. (W

A Trailblazing Black Journalist

March 25, 2019
Former Washington Post reporter and columnist Dorothy Butler Gilliam talks with SMPA Director Frank Sesno about her new book.
Panelists sit on stage in front of a blue screen

Political Communicators Tackle Ethics Questions

March 12, 2019
Former John McCain press secretary and “Meet the Press” director were among panelists at Project on Ethics in Political Communication launch.
Senator Leahy and Janet Steele pose with an award plaque in a Senate hearing room

SMPA Institute Honors Senator Leahy for Commitment to Public Diplomacy

March 06, 2019
Professor Janet Steele awarded the Vermont senator the Walter Roberts Award for Congressional Leadership in Public Diplomacy during a Capitol Hill ceremony.
April Ryan sits on stage pointing a finder to her right.

April Ryan Talks Covering the Trump Administration

March 04, 2019
The White House correspondent and former SMPA fellow discussed her book, “Under Fire,” as part of the GW Black Heritage Celebration.
Justine Coleman

Senior Justine Coleman Selected for News21 Reporting Fellowship

February 23, 2019
She will join top journalism students from across the U.S., Canada and Ireland for a major investigation into disaster recovery in the U.S. as part of the News21 fellowship.
Matthew Hindman in a suit and tie speaks with a microphone in hand and large window behind him

Professor Hindman Wins Prestigious Harvard Book Prize

February 20, 2019
Associate Professor Matthew Hindman is a 2019 Harvard Shorenstein Center Goldsmith Book Prize winner for “The Internet Trap.”

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