Press Releases

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.

The George Washington University to Host Summit Focused on Innovations in Food Production & Security

October 24, 2013
George Washington University’s “Feeding the Planet” summit to feature celebrity chefs, Jose Andres and Spike Mendelsohn, USAID Administrator, Rajiv Shah and USDA’s Margaret Walsh Ph.D.  USDA will present new data being gathered for a 2015 food security report focusing on climate change and food security.  

SMPA Distinguished Fellows Announced for 2013-2014 Academic Year

September 18, 2013
Major Garrett, CBS News’ Chief White House correspondent, and Tara Sonenshine, former under secretary for public diplomacy and public affairs, will join the George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA) as fellows.

Cheryl W. Thompson, Imani M. Cheers and Emily Thorson to Join Faculty

May 16, 2013
The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs is pleased to announce the addition of three new faculty members who will significantly expand the school’s expertise and scholarship in key media and public affairs disciplines, such as investigative journalism, multimedia reporting, and political communication.