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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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National Council Member Named President of Five Blocks

March 05, 2018
Alumnus and National Council member Howard Opinsky will provide strategic counsel to clients and lead growth and expansion at the fast-growing digital reputation consulting and technology firm.

Putting Classroom Skills into Action at a Global Public Relations Firm

February 27, 2018
The Finn Partners fellowship program gives SMPA graduate students the opportunity to gain real-world experience at a leading public relations firm.

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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