Former White House Press Secretaries Ari Fleischer and Mike McCurry to Speak at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication
BATON ROUGE – Former White House press secretaries Ari Fleischer and Mike McCurry will headline “From the President to the Press Briefing: Exploring the Role of the Presidential Press Secretary,” hosted April 17 by the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU’s Manship School for Mass Communication in collaboration with Cornerstone Government Affairs. The event will address the evolving role and responsibility of the presidential press secretary, a key communication role at the White House.
“In our ever-changing and diverse media landscape, press secretaries are evolving daily to keep up with digital media and journalism trends, and they also face increased scrutiny as media offer 24/7 access to the White House and its policies. This event offers a unique behind-the-scenes look at the job and analysis from two veterans about how to achieve success and how they see the position changing now,” Jenee Slocum, Reilly Center director, said.
Fleischer served as press secretary under President George W. Bush from January 2001 to July 2003. McCurry served as press secretary under President Bill Clinton from December 1994 to August 1998. Both have remained very active politically, serving in roles as consultants and public speakers since their departure from the White House.
The event is slated for Tuesday, April 17, at 6 p.m. in the Holliday Forum at the Manship School. Space is limited. Please RSVP to reserve a seat.
The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs aims to generate thoughtful programs, dialogue and research about mass communication and its many faceted relationships with social, economic and political issues. Evident in everything the center does is its commitment to strengthen and advance the Manship School’s national leadership in media and politics.
Cornerstone Government Affairs Inc. is a full-service, bipartisan public affairs firm with 60+ professionals and offices in Washington, D.C.; Annapolis, Md.; Atlanta, Ga.; Austin, Texas; Baton Rouge, La.; Chicago, Ill.; Des Moines, Iowa; Houston, Texas; Jackson, Miss.; Richmond, Va.; and Springfield, Ill. Cornerstone represents a diverse group of clients from myriad industries and sectors, and maintains expertise in a wide range of issue areas, including agriculture, cyber security, defense, education, energy, health, homeland security, international affairs, tax policy, telecommunications, and transportation and infrastructure.
Contact Jenee Slocum
Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs
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