Communication
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Annual Communication and Insight Committee Career Forum

Save the Date for the 2017 Annual Communication and Insight Committee Career Forum.

Date: Tuesday, October 24 2017

Location: HUB Ballroom 

The theme, title, and guest panelists and speakers will be announced soon.

 

 

Political and policy communications: Impact, ethics and the art of persuasion

Held October 25, 2016

 

News At Mason:

Industry Experts Inspire Students to Create Positive Change at Communications Forum 

Event Video:

https://youtu.be/KfYoP8EwkjE

Student-Written Media Releases:

Photos:

Credit: Anne Nicotera, Mimi Albano, and David Miller

Also, view this slideshow from GMU Creative Services.

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What do politicians say to get elected and what changes when they assume office?

How do businesses effectively and ethically communicate their policy priorities to regulators, elected officials and the public?

Where do journalists and the media fit into the equation?

What role do professional communicators play and where does one find these jobs?

On November 8, all eyes will be fixed on the Presidential election. At the 2016 Communications Forum, George Mason University took a closer look at political and policy communications -- what they entail and why it matters. A line-up of dynamic speakers, representing a wide array of professional backgrounds, shared their thoughts, experiences and perspectives on the current state of political and policy related communications and what we can expect in the years to come.

Following the presentation, students were invited to participate in a unique speed mentoring session with top professionals currently working in the field of strategic communications. 

Featured speakers and panelists included:

Governor Martin O’Malley -- Opening Keynote Speaker 

Mark McKinnon, No Labels Co-founder, Co-creator of Showtime’s The Circus -- Closing Keynote Speaker 

Michael Shear, White House Correspondent, New York Times -- Moderator 

Torie Clarke, Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Affairs, SAP 

Sarah Audelo, Political and Field Director, Rock the Vote 

Linda Qiu, Staff Writer, PolitiFact 

Professor Emily Vraga, George Mason University 

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