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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.

SMPA Updates

Setting the Stage for Innovative Research Techniques

December 04, 2017
Kerric Harvey was appointed the inaugural Visiting Fellow for New Research Methods at the Centre for Imaginative Ethnography.

Public Debate Needed on Cybersecurity

October 31, 2017
Experts discussed the need for flexible policies, partnerships and buy-in from the American public to tackle cyber issues.

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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