The Media Department is the "PR" department for the ship. Some specific duties include: coordinating ship visits for distinguished visitors and public tours; serving as the official spokesperson for the ship to the media. GW’s Media Department is comprised of talented Sailors who are public affairs and visual information experts. These Sailors write and produce print and broadcast journalism news and feature stories; record still imagery and video of the ship's crew and daily operations; create graphic designs in support of the ship's mission; manage the command's official Website; and provide layout and design services for shipboard publications to include The Washington Surveyor.