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Season 2 of Racism Series Kicks Off Jan. 26 as Part of LSU-Southern-Louisiana Budget Project-NAACP Louisiana State Conference Partnership

Baton Rouge--The Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs will continue its partnership with Southern University and A&M College's Nelson Mandela College of Government and Social Sciences, Louisiana Budget Project, NAACP Louisiana State Conference and LSU Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion to host the spring 2021 edition of "Racism Dismantling the System."

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Public Relations Area Head Sadie Wilks Named LSU Manship School's Internship Coordinator

BATON ROUGE--Sadie Wilks, public relations area head and an instructor at LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication, has been named the School's new internship coordinator. In this position, Wilks serves as an essential resource for Manship School students in pursuit of professional, hands-on experience, including internships for course credit.

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Lance Porter Named LSU Manship School's Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Administration

BATON ROUGE--Lance Porter, professor and founding director of the Social Media Analysis and Creation (SMAC) Lab, has been named interim associate dean for undergraduate studies and administration for the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication. He was selected as a result of former Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Administration Josh Grimm's appointment to interim dean of the Manship School after the sudden loss of Martin Johnson, the School's former dean, in September.

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Interracial Communication Scholar Tina M. Harris Receives National Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Lives of Women in Communication

BATON ROUGE--Tina M. Harris, the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication's Douglas L. Manship Sr.-Dori Maynard Race, Media, and Cultural Literacy Endowed Chair, is the 2020 recipient of the Francine Merritt Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Lives of Women in Communication. Presented annually by the National Communication Association's (NCA) Women's Caucus Interest Group, this award honors a scholar who has made a difference in the field of communication through mentoring, service, advocacy, teaching and scholarship.

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LSU Manship School Seniors, LSU PRSSA Chapter Win Big from National Public Relations Society of America

BATON ROUGE-- Two LSU Manship School of Mass Communication seniors, Alannie Broussard and Jasmine Edmonson, were named national Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Foundation scholarship recipients for outstanding achievement and dedication to public relations. In addition, the LSU chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) was awarded the 2020 Star Chapter Award by PRSSA National for achieving excellence in providing programming and relationship building opportunities for students.

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Voting Suppression, Disenfranchisement of Minority Voters to be Highlighted in Next Episode of LSU Racism Series

Baton Rouge - The November episode of the Racism: Dismantling the System series, "Liberty and Justice for All: Fighting Voting Suppression Then & Now," will explore the history of voter suppression, as well as current methods used to disenfranchise minority voters. The discussion will also highlight efforts to fight voter suppression and how community organizers worked to create the largest turnout for an election in history in the 2020 presidential election. Join the conversation on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 3:30 p.m. CT.

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LSU Student Journalists Honored Among Best in College Media, Earn National Pinnacle Awards

BATON ROUGE--Student journalists from LSU's student newspaper, The Reveille, took home three 2019-2020 Pinnacle Awards from the College Media Association (CMA), announced Oct. 23, 2020. Pinnacle Awards honor the best college media organizations and individual work in the nation.

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