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

UPDATE: This event has been postponed until a later date. 

February 22, 2018
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.

Tompkins is known for his long career as a reporter, investigator, news director and his nearly two decades as a faculty member at the Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism.

“At the Manship School, we provide unparalleled opportunities for our students to learn directly from the most well-respected experts in their fields, and Al Tompkins is one of those people—it’s safe to say most everyone in the field of media knows of and respects Al,” Jerry Ceppos, dean of the Manship School, said. “We also think this is a great opportunity to provide a public service to our community, especially given the current media climate and the often difficult task of discerning between credible and fake news sources.”

Students, educators, local media, and interested community members are invited to participate in the lunchtime workshop, which features free pizza and drinks.


WHAT:  FREE Fake News Seminar: how to identify fake news, find credible news sources and protect yourself from misinformation. Free pizza and drinks are provided.

WHO:   Seminar led by Al Tompkins, senior broadcast and online faculty member at the renowned Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism

WHEN: Monday, Feb. 26, 2018

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Holliday Forum in the Journalism Building at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication


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