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Gwen Ifill and Imani Cheers at the 2012 PBS NewsHour holiday party

Remembering Gwen Ifill at the School of Media and Public Affairs

November 18, 2016

When students comment on how much of a mentor I am to them, the truth is, I got it all from Gwen. When an editor comments on how powerful my stories are, the truth is, I got it all from Gwen. She set the bar so high that I’ve spent most of my 16-year career just trying to orbit her atmosphere. Gwen was the best, and by sheer example, she inspired everyone around her to be their best.

Jessica Pitocco

Jessica Pitocco

October 12, 2016

Jessica Pitocco (BA '18) reflects on her internship at Florence University of the Arts where she wrote and edited content for the university magazine, newsletter, blog and social media channels.

Democracy Matters

Emily Creighton Founds GW Chapter of Democracy Matters

October 06, 2016

Emily Creighton (BA '18) aspires to change the political pay-to-play system by bringing a leading non-partisan organization working to cut private money out of politics to the most politically active campus in America.

news21

Are You the Next News21 Fellow?

September 16, 2016

SMPA is partnering with Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication this year to bring SMPA majors an exclusive opportunity – the News21 Fellowship.

Janet Steele

Janet Steele Named New Director of the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication

September 16, 2016

Janet Steele takes the helm at the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication where she oversees speaker and panel events, media training workshops for international delegations, and graduate workshops promoting greater knowledge and practice in public diplomacy.