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Smithsonian Channel Comes to Life

"Showtime is all about entertainment and we’re all about credibility and veracity," said David Royle, Executive Vice President of the Smithsonian Channel.

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Center for Social Media Hosts First Public Media Camp

The Center for Social Media hosted the first Public Media Camp (PubCamp) for over 250 leaders in the fields of community organization, blogging and technology development at the American University School of Communication.

Robert Greenwald

Producer, Activist Talks with Students

Producer and political activist Robert Greenwald stopped by to field questions from Advanced Documentary students at AU’s School of Communication.

SOC alumni picked up four Emmy Awards in 2009

Alumni Net Four Emmys

School of Communication alums win for work with Discovery, National Geographic, and the Pulitzer Center.

Nick Clooney posed tough questions to panelists Floyd Abrams, a First Amendment lawyer who appears in the film, and SOC Ethics Professor John Watson, about the decision by the movie’s main character not to reveal a confidential source. 

Reel Journalism: When Ethics and Morals Collide

Students and alumni joined First Amendment experts Floyd Abrams and John Watson in a debate over what should happen when a journalist’s ethics and her morals collide.