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Wikipedia Description: George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
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The School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA) at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, a school in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in journalism and political and international communication. The School's director is Frank Sesno, former CNN correspondent, creator of PBS's Planet Forward and professor.
SMPA offers two undergraduate degrees in Political Communication and Journalism & Mass Communication, as well as a five year BA/MA program with George Washington's Graduate School of Political Management. The school is highly competitive within the university, and offers facilities and opportunities to SMPA students not accessible to other students, such as invititations to attend lectures and taped events filmed within the Jack Morton Auditorium and access to top-of-the-line filming/editing equipment.
The School of Media and Public Affairs offers a Master of Arts degree in Media and Public Affairs. Additionally, the school offers a joint MA degree in Global Communication in conjunction with the Elliott School of International Affairs. With the SMPA Documentary Center, the school offers a Certificate in Documentary Filmmaking.
Media and Public Affairs Building:
The School of Media and Public Affairs is housed in the Media and Public Affairs building at 805 21st St, NW. It additionally houses the Graduate School of Political Management and the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration (SPPPA). The Jack Morton Auditorium is on the first floor of the building. The Morton Auditorium is also the former site of taping for CNN's Crossfire.
The university broke ground on the site (a former parking lot) in 1999 and opened it in early 2001. SMPA students were initially charged an extra $500/semester for two years to he ...More...
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SMPA_110418_01.JPG: RCA On the Air Sign
Every radio station had an illuminated "On the Air" sign to alert announcers. The radio news reporter would watch the sign and begin speaking when the light came on.
SMPA_110418_05.JPG: WWJ Microphone Reproduction
Detroit station WWJ was one of the first entertainment stations on the air. For an anniversary, the station produced reproductions of a Western Electric carbon microphone used in the early 1920s.
SMPA_110418_09.JPG: Carbon Microphone
News reporter Robert Trout used this microphone. Station WJSV was the CBS outlet in Washington DC. It evolved into today's all-news station, WTOP.
SMPA_110418_17.JPG: Western Electric Microphone
This impressive cast brass microphone was used by President Coolidge for speeches to the nation from the White House.
SMPA_110418_20.JPG: Section of 1858 Trans-Atlantic Cable
Several attempts were made at laying trans-Atlantic telegraph cables. The first successful cable was laid in 1858, by Cyrus Field. It provided instantaneous communication across the Atlantic Ocean.
SMPA_110418_25.JPG: Lillian Brown was television's first makeup artist. She made up Kennedy and Nixon for the Great Debates, and every President from Kennedy to Clinton. She worked for "Face the Nation" for 38 years, was a regular with Walter Cronkite, and made up such world figures as King Hussein, Indira Ghandi, and Golda Meir.
Makeup Kit: Lillian Brown's Original Makeup Kit Used in the Kennedy-Nixon Debates.
The first debate focused on domestic issues; foreign policy dominated the second and third debates -- specifically, US involvement in Quemoy and Matsu, two small islands off the coast of China; and the final debate revolved around US relations with Cuba. The debates were broadcast by CBS on Sept. 26 from Chicago, by NBC on Oct. 7 from Washington, by ABC on Oct 13 from New York (Kennedy) and Los Angeles (Nixon and the panel), and by ABC on Oct. 21 from New York.
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2011 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used the Fuji S100fs camera as well as two Nikon models -- the D90 and the new D7000. Mostly a toy, I also purchased a Fuji Real 3-D W3 camera, to try out 3-D photographs. I found it interesting although I don't see any real use for 3-D stills now. Given that many of the photos from the 1860s were in 3-D (including some of the more famous Civil War shots), it's odd to see it coming back.
Trips this year: Savannah, GA in March to cover a Civil War Trust conference. New Jersey over Memorial Day for my birthday -- people never seem to visit New Jersey -- it's always just a pit stop on the way to New York. I thought I might as well spend a few days there. Despite some nice places, it still ended up a pit stop for me -- New York City was infinitely more interesting. I did my annual pilgrimage to the San Diego Comic-Con in July, adding a few days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Chattanooga, TN to cover the Civil War Trust's Grand Review conference.
Ego strokes: Author photos that I took were used on two book jackets this year: Jason Emerson's book "The Dark Days of Abraham Lincoln's Widow As Revealed by Her Own Letters" and Dennis L. Noble's "The U.S. Coast Guard's War on Human Smuggling." I also had a photo of Jason Stelter published in the Washington Examiner and a picture of Miss DC, Ashley Boalch, published in the Washington Post.
Number of photos taken this year: just over 390,000.