Host of NBC's Meet the Press
SMPA National Council Member & Former GW Student
"I wanted to be in Washington, and GW was the only place that had what I wanted... Every accomplishment that I’ve had is because of GW."
The Journalism and Mass Communication major offers a critical mix of practice and theory to give students a thorough understanding of the creation, distribution and effects of journalism and media messages.
Students in the world's first political communication program explore the theory and history of how information is shared and consumed from leading scholars and gain practical strategic communication skills from distinguished practitioners.
SMPA offers two combined degree programs for students who wish to pursue accelerated graduate study in strategic political communication and attain a higher level of skill and credentials before entering the job market.
Zinhle Essamuah, BA ‘15, MA ‘17, produced the award-winning film “Hands Up” documenting the #BlackLivesMatter movement from Ferguson to Baltimore and exploring how millennials perceive and discuss race relations.
Chris Evans, BA ’16, presented his findings on race and gender bias in elections as part of Research Days 2016, the annual two-day celebration of student research at GW. His presentation placed first in socio-cultural studies.