The Hatchet’s Editorial Board explains why the nomination of Frank Sesno is good for SMPA.
Last month, Lee Huebner, director of the School of Media and Public Affairs, announced that he would not be back next year. On Friday, University officials announced that Frank Sesno has been named the new director after a unanimous vote from SMPA faculty and approval from the dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. After spending 18 years at CNN, including a tenure as Washington Bureau Chief, Sesno has garnered a great deal of prestige and credibility. This announcement will raise the profile of SMPA and offer the school a chance to reorient its approach to the intersection of traditional journalism and new media.