Press Releases

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.

GW Launches "Feeding the Planet"

May 14, 2013
The George Washington University launches “Feeding the Planet” to identify and celebrate innovative solutions in global food production and nutrition security with funding from Land O’Lakes.

Prime Movers Media Awards Scholarships to High School Students

April 08, 2013
The George Washington University's Prime Movers Media (PMM) program, Washington, DC's only intensive high school journalism mentoring program, is partnering with the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) and AOL to recognize outstanding DC high school journalism students.

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.