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About


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About


A New Media Education

The Washington Media Institute is the premier DC experience for students interested in a career in the media. Whether it’s traditional journalism, content creation, social media or new generation public relations – WMI offers a variety of programs that will give you the experience and skills you need to land your dream job.

Internship Program

The WMI Internship Program combines a one of kind internship, cutting edge experiential courses and amazing networking opportunities for undergraduate students. 

Workshops

WMI Seminars are short programs ranging from 1-2 weeks, that focus on topics such as entertainment reporting and how to report on complex issues such as the health care bill. Check back often to see our current offerings. 

Partnerships

Universities partner with WMI to offer their students tailored academic courses and special scholarships. Get in touch to learn more about establishing a DC based experience for students at your school.

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Founder & Director


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Founder & Director


WMI FOUNDER & DIRECTOR


Amos Gelb is the founder and Director of the Washington Media Institute. Professor Gelb produced virtually every type of television news programming during a two-decade broadcast journalism career, from daily news and multi-hour documentaries to undercover investigations to talk shows. Before establishing the Washington Media Institute, he was the director of academics for American University’s Washington Semester and then was recruited by The George Washington University to design, manage and teach its Semester in Washington Journalism program, which became the first experiential media program to win an Emmy Award for student production. 

Get in touch: gelb@washmediainstitute.org

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WMI Staff


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WMI Staff


Amos Gelb Founder & Director  gelb@washmediainstitute.org

Amos Gelb
Founder & Director 

gelb@washmediainstitute.org

Amelia Knight Director of Marketing Communications aknight@washmediainstitute.org

Amelia Knight
Director of Marketing Communications
aknight@washmediainstitute.org

Danny Milton Program Manager dmilton@washmediainstitute.org  

Danny Milton
Program Manager
dmilton@washmediainstitute.org

 

Allison Cargile Consultant, Special Projects acargile@washmediainstitute.org

Allison Cargile
Consultant, Special Projects
acargile@washmediainstitute.org

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Featured Alumni


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Featured Alumni


Featured Alumni


Jordan Steffen:  Jordan graduated from CU Boulder. After becoming a journalistic intern legend in DC she decided to return to Colorado because she wanted to “report on real people.” She landed at the Denver Post and this past year won a Pulitzer Prize for her coverage of the horrendous movie theater shooting.

Jordan Steffen: 
Jordan graduated from CU Boulder. After becoming a journalistic intern legend in DC she decided to return to Colorado because she wanted to “report on real people.” She landed at the Denver Post and this past year won a Pulitzer Prize for her coverage of the horrendous movie theater shooting.

Oriana Pawlyk: Oriana graduated from Miami University. She has been with Air Force Times as their deputy news editor since August 2012. She covers US Air Forces Europe, cyber forces airmen, Air Force physical training, Air Force uniforms, awards and human interest stories.  Oriana landed her job through the internship placement during her semester at WMI. 

Oriana Pawlyk:
Oriana graduated from Miami University. She has been with Air Force Times as their deputy news editor since August 2012. She covers US Air Forces Europe, cyber forces airmen, Air Force physical training, Air Force uniforms, awards and human interest stories. 

Oriana landed her job through the internship placement during her semester at WMI. 

Ryan Shucard: Ryan graduated from University of Northern Colorado. He was recently named Press Secretary for US Congressman Thomas Marino, becoming at 26, one of the youngest press secretaries on the Hill. He previously worked for Senator Lieberman, Congressman Tipton, at a political fund raising firm and then as Director of Communications for ASPPA, a trade association in DC.  

Ryan Shucard:
Ryan graduated from University of Northern Colorado. He was recently named Press Secretary for US Congressman Thomas Marino, becoming at 26, one of the youngest press secretaries on the Hill. He previously worked for Senator Lieberman, Congressman Tipton, at a political fund raising firm and then as Director of Communications for ASPPA, a trade association in DC.

 

Mattie Walker: Mattie is a Senior Associate at Burson-Marsteller, specializing in consumer and brand marketing. Mattie provides strategic planning and execution of media relations campaigns, on-site support and social media community management for her clients. Prior to joining, Mattie worked for four years at Edelman, the world’s largest independently owned public relations firm.  

Mattie Walker:
Mattie is a Senior Associate at Burson-Marsteller, specializing in consumer and brand marketing. Mattie provides strategic planning and execution of media relations campaigns, on-site support and social media community management for her clients. Prior to joining, Mattie worked for four years at Edelman, the world’s largest independently owned public relations firm.