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LSU's Manship School Student Public Relations Team Wins Top National Award

Baton Rouge, LA - LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication took home first place in the country's premier public relations competition this week, beating out 84 other university teams from across the country.

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Former Senator John Breaux to Keynote Manship School Graduation

Baton Rouge, LA - Former U.S. Sen. John Breaux will keynote the spring commencement ceremony of the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication on May 12. Sen. Breaux represented Louisiana in Congress for more than three decades and has been actively involved in the Manship School's public affairs and political communications offerings for nearly a decade, teaching a course last fall.

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LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication to Host Esteemed Digital Media & Journalism Educator Al Tompkins

Baton Rouge, LA - LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication will host well-known digital media and journalism educator Al Tompkins for an insightful seminar on fake news--how to identify fake news, discern between credible and fake news sources, and how to protect yourself. His original visit to the Manship School rescheduled in February due to a family emergency.

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Society of Professional Journalists Recognizes Manship School Students with Mark of Excellence Awards

Baton Rouge, LA - Seven students from LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication received the Mark of Excellence Award for six categories at the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Region 12 annual conference in Little Rock, Arkansas in February.

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ADVISORY: Former Presidential Press Secretaries Ari Fleischer and Mike McCurry to speak at LSU's Manship School

WHAT: "From the President to the Press Briefing: Exploring the Role of the Presidential Press Secretary," an event hosted by the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication, will feature former presidential press secretaries Ari Fleischer and Mike McCurry as they discuss the evolving role and responsibility of this key communication position at the White House. WHO: Ari Fleischer served as press secretary under President George W. Bush from January 2001 to July 2003. Mike McCurry served as press secretary under President Bill Clinton from December 1994 to August 1998. WHEN: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. WHERE: Manship School of Mass Communication's Holliday Forum in the Journalism Building at the corner of North Stadium Road and Field House Drive. RSVP: Registration is required. To register, click here.

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Louisianans Trust Local Media but Still See Bias, according to Louisiana Survey

Baton Rouge, LA - The last of six reports from the 2018 Louisiana Survey, a project of the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU's Manship School for Mass Communication, shows that more than three-quarters of Louisianans trust local media over national media and believe that local news organizations keep them informed. Still, 60 percent of people surveyed report that they believe local news organizations tend to favor one side.

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Louisianans Support Criminal Justice Reforms, Medicaid Expansion, according to 2018 Louisiana Survey

Baton Rouge, LA - The fifth of six reports from the 2018 Louisiana Survey, a project of the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU's Manship School for Mass Communication, shows that both criminal justice reforms from 2017 and the Medicaid expansion remain popular among Louisianans.

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