Press Releases

Defense Writers Group Moves to GW, Joins New Project for Media and National Security

August 21, 2017
The Defense Writers Group, an association of defense and national security correspondents with 50 member news organizations from around the globe, will move to the new Project for Media and National Security. Veteran journalist and former Voice of America director David Ensor will lead the project.
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New Report Highlights Potential Financial Benefits of Attention Analytics

July 17, 2017
A new white paper provides key insights on the role of attention analytics in building a more sustainable business model for digital news publishers. The report shares perspectives from professionals in digital analytics, advertising and publishing, including practitioners at leading publications.

Broadcasting Board of Governors Convenes Journalists, Experts on Press Freedom at GW

April 25, 2017
Leaders from the Broadcasting Board of Governors and its network Voice of America join other news directors and journalists to discuss World Press Freedom Day at the George Washington University.

$3.2 Million Endowed Fund to Support Accountability in Journalism at GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs

October 03, 2016
Recognizing the changing landscape of journalism, George Washington University alumna Char Beales, B.A. ’73, and her husband Howard Beales, professor in the GW School of Business, have pledged a $3.2 million gift to the GW School of Media and Public Affairs focused on the importance of accuracy and accountability in journalism.

New GW Battleground Poll: Presidential Race Neck and Neck, Voters’ Support is Reluctant

September 07, 2016
The race for president has tightened considerably, according to the latest George Washington University Battleground Poll. The poll finds the race is about even with 42 percent of likely voters supporting Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and 40 percent supporting Republican nominee Donald Trump.

GW Announces Scholarship with White House Correspondents’ Association

April 12, 2015
The George Washington University announced a new scholarship today in partnership with the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA). The scholarship will provide one journalism student each year with a financial award and a seat at the annual WHCA Dinner.

19 Universities Join Carnegie-Knight News21 Marijuana Investigation

April 06, 2015
Top journalism students from 19 universities will lead an investigation into the issues surrounding the legalization of marijuana as part of the 2015 Carnegie-Knight News21 national multimedia investigative reporting initiative.

Voice of America Director to Discuss Global US Voice in Changing Media Landscape at GW

January 22, 2015
David Ensor, director of Voice of America, will visit the George Washington University on Jan. 27 to discuss challenges that the U.S.-funded media outlet faces as it presents to a global audience. He will also discuss the strategy behind VOA's outreach to various audiences.

National Geographic to Collaborate with Planet Forward for ‘Campus Voices’ on Food Blog

October 09, 2014
Students from George Washington University’s Planet Forward Campus Consortium, a digital storytelling collaborative housed within GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA), now have the opportunity to have their writing and videos published on National Geographic’s blog "The Plate."

Obama and Romney Insiders to Discuss Future of Digital Campaigning

August 20, 2014
Zac Moffatt, former digital director of Romney for President, and Michael Slaby, former chief integration and innovation officer of Obama for America, will share insights from their years in the political trenches on how the Web has reinvented how campaigns are run.

Planet Forward Launches New Initiatives to Increase Focus on Sustainability

May 02, 2014
Planet Forward, housed within the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA), announced Thursday the launch of the Planet Forward University Consortium, a partnership with colleges and universities engaged with sustainability.

Diversity Among the White House Press Corps Explored at GW Discussion

April 23, 2014
The White House Correspondents' Association and the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs will explore diversity among the White House press corps.

A Conversation with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney

April 10, 2014
The George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA) will host White House Press Secretary Jay Carney as part of the school’s conversation series where students learn from the pros.

‘Reporting in Pakistan: The Challenges, Realities and Stories You Aren’t Hearing’

February 07, 2014
A panel of journalists who have spent years in Pakistan pursuing stories that often go underreported will discuss the challenges and dangers of their work and the important stories Americans often don't hear.

Professors Entman and Gross Receive Grant to Study Media and Racial Appeals

November 29, 2013
As the country’s first African American president prepares to take office for a second term, two George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs professors will study how mainstream media responded to racial appeals during the 2012 presidential election.