GWU Gets Three New Media Fellows

Just what this town needs — more “fellows”, along with more impressive graduate degrees and longer titles.

Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett (pictured at left), former White House videographer Arun Chaudhary (shown below) and P.J. Crowley, former asst. sec. of state for public affairs, are joining the George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA) as its newest fellows for the 2011 – 2012 academic year.

In anticipation of the upcoming presidential election, the fellows are supposed to provide behind-the-scenes insight to students and faculty.

The press release is lengthy and snoozeworthy. So we’re bringing you the only quote mildly worth reading and it’s from Bennett: “I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for GW because so many Utahans have gone to school there including my father-in-law, who got his law degree at GW,” said former Bennett. “I’ve watched the media world change from the days when Walter Cronkite could inform the entire nation to a time now of rampant blogs, 24 hour news cycles and information overload. It has created a clutter that has changed the relationship between an elected official and his constituency. We need to examine and discuss what this means for the country and our future.”

Publish date: September 13, 2011 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT