CBS’ Major Garrett to Influence Today’s Youth

CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett and former Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine will be distinguished fellows at GWU’s School of Media and Public Affairs.

A release sent out today says the duo will share “expertise” and “real life experiences” with students for the 2013-2014 academic year.

See what Director Frank Sesno had to say about it.“We have selected two professionals with enormous distinction to add to our roster of unparalleled opportunities for our students to connect to and learn from the most accomplished and influential people in the field of media and communications,” said Sesno, director of SMPA in a release. “As the media landscape changes, our ability to explore current issues with experts on the front lines of the industry becomes increasingly important.”

Garrett: “I am honored to serve as a fellow with the School of Media and Public Affairs. Frank Sesno has built an innovative program that analyzes, explains and evaluates the media environment. To call it an ever-changing landscape is a cliché. Frank has never trafficked in those and his program doesn’t either. I’m eager to help the School of Media and Public Affairs and those it serves understand more about the media and its future.”

Sonenshine: “My career has always been at the intersection of media and international affairs, which makes this fellowship at GW perfect,” Ms. Sonenshine said. “I have a chance to take all of these experiences with government, and my experiences with media and non-profits, and bring it together in an academic environment.”