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Robin Eberhardt and Lillianna Byington

How to Make The Washington Post Front Page

It all began with a raised hand in a class taught by a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist.

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Serving up Election Analysis at The Cook Political Report

May 16, 2018
As a political news and election junkie, it was a dream come true to intern at The Cook Political Report this spring semester.

SMPA Institute Presents Inaugural Award for Leadership in Public Diplomacy to Tennessee Senator

May 09, 2018
The Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication recognizes Sen. Bob Corker for his leadership as chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Conversation Series

Sean Spicer and Frank Sesno


The Conversation Series provides a unique and exciting public platform where prominent politicians and leaders in the media discuss current events, public life, politics, the media and their personal take on the world around us. Host Frank Sesno, director of the School of Media and Public Affairs and former CNN correspondent, anchor and Washington Bureau Chief, brings a topical eye and a quest for contextual understanding to these events reflecting 30 years of experience interviewing and reporting from around the world.

These events give students the opportunity to ask questions and learn from leaders from down the street at the White House and State Department as well as thought leaders in media and policy from around the world.

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