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MEDIA ADVISORY: LSU’s Manship School to Celebrate 100 Years in Series of Events

10/23/2013 02:10 PM

BATON ROUGE – LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication will begin a series of events to celebrate its centennial today, Oct. 23, with the school’s annual 1913 Society Dinner, from 6-9 p.m. in the Lod Cooke Alumni Center.

Alberto Ibargüen, CEO of the Knight Foundation, will speak and be awarded the Manship Prize for using digital media and technology in the service of public affairs.

On Thursday, Oct. 24, at the annual Hall of Fame Gala, the school will induct Dan Borné, the voice of Tiger Stadium and Manship School graduate; Jay Perkins, a retired Manship School faculty member and former Reveille adviser; and, posthumously, Kevin Reilly Sr., a former Lamar Advertising CEO and supporter and friend of the school. The also will honor all of the Hall of Fame’s inductees, since its origin in 1975. The gala will be held in the Bourbeau Room of the Renaissance Hotel on Bluebonnet Boulevard, from 6-9 p.m.

The keynote speaker of the centennial celebration is journalism legend Carl Bernstein, of the infamous Watergate investigation. Bernstein will speak at a lunch for 150 attendees on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 12:15 p.m. in the Royal Cotillion Ballroom of the LSU Union.

Friday will feature a Centennial Celebration Birthday Party, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. the fourth-floor terrace of the Shaw Center on Lafayette Street. And on Saturday, the school will host a tailgate from 2-5 p.m. on the back terrace of the Journalism Building.

Additionally, a series of retrospective panels will highlight the changes at Tiger TV and the Daily Reveille, as well as updates in public relations and a spotlight on the future of news. 

The schedule of these panels are as follows:

  • Thursday, Oct. 24, Holliday Forum, Journalism Building
    • 9:30 a.m. – Tiger TV Retrospective “The Golden Age of LSU-TV from 1988 and On”
    • 10:45 a.m. – Reveille Retrospective
    • 1:45 p.m. – Hear from the PRos: The Latest in Public Relations from Manship Alumni
    • 3 p.m. – The Future of News

  • Digital Spread: Digital Media Initiative Training Day, Friday, Oct. 25, Holliday Forum, Journalism Building
    • 9 a.m. – Panel: “The Silicon Bayou: Digital Media and the Future of Louisiana”
    • 10:30 a.m. – Workshop: “Look out, Honey, I’m Using Technology: Creating Data Journalism at Rock’n’Roll Speed”
    • 11:30 a.m. – Lunch and Keynote: “Journalism is Not the Media: And Don’t Forget it!” Jay Rosen, Studio 20, NYU
    • 1:30 p.m. – Panel: “When Everything Becomes Media: Mobile and the Future of Expression”
    • 3 p.m. – Panel: “Does Everyone Need to Learn to Code? Succeeding in a Digital Future”


Event ticket information is available on Registration for events is closed. Media are welcome.

The school also launched a digital timeline featuring alumni profiles, historical benchmarks, videos, photos and other Manship School memories. Alumni, friends and students can add stories, photos and videos to the timeline, commemorating experiences at the school. Memories also can be tagged on Twitter with #Manship100. The timeline is available at

Please visit for more information.

LSU Media Relations