Press Releases

SMPA Welcomes Liasson and Wilson as Distinguished Fellows

August 20, 2012
Mara Liasson, national political correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR), and Douglas Wilson, former assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, will join the George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA) as its newest fellows for the 2012-2013 academic year.

SMPA Welcomes Two New Full-Time Professors to Faculty

July 11, 2012
The George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA) announces the addition of two new full-time members—an expert in online political advocacy and an expert in global communication—to its distinguished faculty.

GW Moving the Planet Forward Conference to Highlight Sustainability Solutions

March 27, 2012
Top thought leaders from government, academia and industry will participate in "GW Moving the Planet Forward," a symposium that will find and highlight solutions to the challenges of a changing planet by showcasing examples of innovation turned into action.

Mayor Vincent Gray and SnagFilms Founder Ted Leonsis Honor Student Film

January 30, 2012
SnagFilms and the D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development announced the winner of Washington's Best Film competition today at an event at George Washington University.

Professor Jason Osder Awarded $30,000 Grant by Sundance

November 30, 2011
George Washington University's assistant professor of media and public affairs Jason Osder was awarded a $30,000 production grant for his in-progress feature documentary titled Let The Fire Burn.

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.

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