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Cheryl W. Thompson

Cheryl W. Thompson Named National Association of Black Journalists Educator of the Year

May 26, 2017

Thompson says the award is "validation" for the time she spends developing future journalists and mentoring students outside the classroom.

Dana Bash and Frank Sesno address students

SMPA Awards $124,000 to Students in 2016–2017

May 07, 2017

Over $100,000 in was awarded at the Annual SMPA Awards Night which featured remarks from CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash (BA '93). Professors, members of the SMPA National Council, and other friends of SMPA were on hand to celebrate outstanding SMPA students.

Carl Bernstein at White House Correspondents' Dinner

Students Reflect on White House Correspondents' Dinner Experience

May 06, 2017

Sixteen SMPA students were selected to attend the annual First Amendment celebration with CNN, Yahoo! News and as a GW-WHCA scholarship recipient.

Cornell Belcher

Democratic Pollster Talks about Race and Politics

March 24, 2017

Cornell Belcher, a member of the National Council for Media and Public Affairs, discussed his new book, “A Black Man in the White House,” in which he argues that the Obama presidency triggered a rise in racial-aversion that was evident in the 2016 election.

Lande Watson

Intern Diary: Lande Watson at the Department of Justice

January 04, 2017

Lande Watson, PCM '18, expected to read through an intern manual and maybe help with some research on her first day as a speechwriting intern at the Department of Justice. Instead, she was assigned a speech for Attorney General Loretta Lynch due at the end of the day.