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LSU's Manship School Hosts Democracy, Media & History Forum in Collaboration with WWNO, WRKF & the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

Baton Rouge, LA - The symbiotic, sometimes strained, love-hate relationship between the press and politicians in the Pelican State will be examined as part of a collaborative project from LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and public radio stations 89.3 WRKF in Baton Rouge and 89.9 WWNO in New Orleans.

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Cook Political Report - LSU Manship School Poll Finds Democrats Hold Lead Over Republicans in Key Midterm Battleground Districts

Baton Rouge, LA - Democrats hold a lead over Republicans in battleground districts that will decide control of the U.S. House of Representatives, according to a new exhaustive national survey conducted by The Cook Political Report and LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication in collaboration with Manship School Fellow James Carville. The poll shows Democrats lead Republicans 48 percent to 36 percent among registered voters in the 72 most competitive districts, as rated by the Cook Political Report.

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LSU's Manship School to Host Secretary of State Candidate Forum

Baton Rouge, LA -Louisiana Secretary of State candidates will convene at LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication to discuss their vision for office as part of LSU President King Alexander's multiple-day Behind the Ballot Symposium Oct. 29 and 30. The Secretary of State Candidate Forum, slated for Oct. 29 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. is hosted by the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU's Manship School.

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LSU's Manship School to Host Youth Civic Engagement Forum

Baton Rouge, LA - Dozens of elected officials and change makers from across the state of Louisiana will gather to discuss both the challenges and opportunities that young people in Louisiana face as part of "Re-envisioning Louisiana: The State We Want to Be In," hosted by The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication and organized by student leaders at LSU Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. in the Manship School's Holliday Forum.

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Manship School Awards Inaugural Stephen Buttry Memorial Scholarship

Baton Rouge, LA - LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication awarded its inaugural Stephen Buttry Memorial Scholarship to senior broadcast journalism major and Madisonville, Louisiana native Trey Couvillion.

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Democracy Expert to Talk Political Polarization at LSU's Manship School

Baton Rouge, LA - The Manship School of Mass Communication's Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs will host democracy researcher, professor and author Mike Wagner, Ph.D., for "Beyond the Left-Right Divide: Conditional Mass Polarization in American Politics" on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Wagner will outline the growing divides within American politics over the past 40 years and offer analysis on how the public has responded to these changes.

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LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication and College of Humanities and Social Sciences Awarded $200,000 to Study Climate Hazards

Baton Rouge, LA - The Louisiana Sea Grant has awarded $200,000 to LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication and LSU's College of Humanities and Social Sciences to study how emergency managers communicate important information to coastal communities about hazardous conditions such as severe weather. Communicating Climate Tools to Coastal Communities (CCTCC) is aimed at helping emergency managers in coastal Louisiana better understand and explain to the public information from climate tools (such as the National Hurricane Center's Cone of Uncertainty and the Storm Prediction Center's Convective Outlook, both pictured below) about severe weather and climate hazards.

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