Press Releases

SMPA Announces New Director of the Project for Media and National Security

May 12, 2021
The GW School of Media and Public Affairs has selected longtime Pentagon correspondent and editor for The New York Times Thom Shanker as new director beginning June 7, 2021.
Congresswoman Lowey receives award from Director of the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication Janet Steele

Lowey Receives Award For Congressional Leadership In Public Diplomacy

January 16, 2020
Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) Honored by George Washington University Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication.
Gelman Library

GW’s Gelman Library Receives Papers of Public Diplomacy Pioneer Walter R. Roberts

May 03, 2019
Dr. Roberts’ papers contain records of the so-called “Stanton Panel” on International Information, Education and Cultural Relations, along with presidential commission reports and congressional hearings on public diplomacy.

Voters Poised for Large Midterm Turnout, Opposed to Drastic Policy Actions by President Trump, According to New GW Poll

June 13, 2018

The inaugural edition of the George Washington University Politics Poll finds Americans are overwhelmingly engaged in the upcoming 2018 congressional elections and poised to split with the president on a number of high-profile policy issues.

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.
The New York Times website on tablet

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.