LSU’s Manship School to host LSPA Summer Journalism Institute

March 20, 2019

Baton Rouge, LA – LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication will host the Louisiana Scholastic Press Association (LSPA) Summer Journalism Institute June 11-15, 2019. The Institute offers an opportunity for teens interested in potential careers in media, journalism and visual communication to learn from the nation’s best media professionals and instructors.

This summer camp provides participants with an opportunity to experience life as a working journalist as they meet and interview LSU Women’s Gymnastics Coach D-D Breaux during an exclusive press conference just for LSPA Summer Journalism Institute participants.

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Communications Manager Ginger Guttner will also join the press conference and provide students with an opportunity to interview her about her job. Guttner manages social media for – and is the personality behind – the wildly popular accounts for LSU Mascot Mike the Tiger.

During the LSPA Summer Journalism Institute, participants will stay on LSU’s campus and enjoy a sample of what life is like as an LSU Tiger. Students will receive adult supervision by camp counselors and specially-trained college students who are excelling in mass communication. The cost to attend is $450 per person, and the priority deadline is April 15. Registration forms are available on the LSPA website: For more information about this program, email Check-in begins at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, and the program ends at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019.

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LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication ranks among the top schools of mass communication and journalism in the country, with its robust emphasis on media and public affairs. It offers undergraduate degrees in public relations, journalism, political communication, digital advertising and pre-law; and four graduate degree programs: Ph.D. in media and public affairs, master of mass communication, dual MMC/law degree and a graduate certificate in strategic communication. Its public relations, digital advertising and student media teams frequently earn national recognition, including the national championship in the 2018 national Bateman Case Study Competition of the Public Relations Student Society of America.