Press Releases

SMPA Partners with Project for Excellence in Journalism for Twitter Study

November 14, 2011
Twitter use is prevalent in news organizations today, but it is used in limited ways, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism and The George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs that examined how news institutions and reporters use the technology in their daily news outreach.

Professor Robert Entman Wins Prestigious Humboldt Prize

November 08, 2011
Robert Entman, J.B. and M.C. Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs and professor of international affairs at the George Washington University, has won the prestigious international Alexander von Humboldt Research Award for his field-changing contributions to political communication.

Former U.S. Senator Bob Bennett, Arun Chaudhary and P.J. Crowley Become Fellows

September 13, 2011
Former U.S. Senator Bob Bennett, former White House videographer Arun Chaudhary and P.J. Crowley, former assistant secretary of state for public affairs, will join the George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA) as fellows.

Profs. Phalen and Ducey To Undertake Study of Video Screens and Formats

February 22, 2011
The Council for Research Excellence announced that it has selected research and advisory firm BIA/Kelsey to handle its latest project – a comprehensive effort to review research that is currently available about the user experience on multiple video platforms.

Planet Forward Accepting Videos to Air on PBS

February 03, 2011
Planet Forward, a project of the Center for Innovative Media at The George Washington University, is now in the final stage of accepting video submissions for story ideas to be included in its upcoming PBS television special airing nationally on April 8, as part of PBS Earth Day programming.

GW to Host Five Former White House Press Secretaries

January 20, 2011
Five former White House press secretaries – Ari Fleischer, Joe Lockhart, Mike McCurry, Dee Dee Myers and Dana Perino – will sit down with George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs Director Frank Sesno.

Kerric Harvey Joins SMPA

December 10, 2010
Dr. Kerric Harvey, recently appointed Associate Director of the Center for Innovative Media (CIM) at the School of Media and Public Affairs, will contribute original research and represent CIM at conferences around the world.

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