Nana Ayemange

Give a Gift, Jumpstart a Career

November 25, 2015
This fall, SMPA launched the Career Access Network (SMPA CAN) to enhance the value of an SMPA education by supporting experiential learning, enhancing professional connections, and creating community.
Jessica McEntee headshot

Understanding the Power of Logos

November 13, 2015

Often times, the help you seek comes from a place you would never think to look.

Rachel Smilan-Goldstein headshot outsode

Feminism and the Media

November 05, 2015

SMPA senior Rachel Smilan-Goldstein was destined to become a feminist from the day she was born when her mother insisted that her daughter’s name be hyphenated.

Javier Lesaca

Visiting Scholar Javier Lesaca Presents ISIS Audiovisual Engagement Strategy Research at the UN Security Council

October 29, 2015
Visiting scholar Javier Lesaca gave a speech at the Security Council of the UN explaining his research on ISIS audiovisual engagement strategy and stressed the importance of facing the terrorism as a communication challenge. He explained that Daesh has published more than 920 audiovisual campaigns designed by 33 different producers in the last 22 months.Those campaigns were designed to engage with young audiences around the world--almost 50% of the ISIS videos containing real executions were similar to/inspired by executions shown in films and video games.
Julia Bahl

Intern Diary: Julia Bahl with PBS and the Women's Media Center

October 29, 2015
I shared the stage with three talented, professional women; I was the only student. Each woman brought her own expertise to the discussion, and I centered my platform around the intersection of women, media, and politics and how working for Women’s Media Center, one of the companies who helped produce the film Miss Representation, became my call to action, my ‘aha moment’.
Nancy Pelosi

Student Perspective on "A Conversation with Nancy Pelosi"

October 28, 2015
Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi reflected on her mission to fight for children around the United States during her enlightening discussion with SMPA Director Frank Sesno during SMPA’s Conversation Series, which gives students the opportunity to hear from luminary figures in politics, media, and communication. Pelosi spoke on topics such as the budget deal, the new House leadership, the future of the Democratic Party, and the role of media in contemporary politics.
Brianna Gurcuillo

Measuring the Momentum of the Marijuana Legalization Movement

October 22, 2015
I spent eight months as a fellow for News21, a national investigative reporting initiative based at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The 2015 News21 project’s focus: the legalization and regulation of recreational and medical marijuana in the United States.