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Groundbreaking Research Shows Journalists Can Restore Media Trust

Baton Rouge, LA - In a first-of-its-kind study from Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication, researchers discovered journalists can increase media trust by speaking out in defense of their profession while also doing more fact checking. Contrary to long-established practices in which journalists traditionally ignore attacks against their profession's credibility, Ray Pingree, Ph.D., and his team found that the combination of fact checking and defending journalism had positive effects, but fact checking alone did not. This combination increased trust in and use of mainstream news, while also increasing confidence in the existence and attainability of facts in politics.Baton Rouge, LA - In a first-of-its-kind study from Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication, researchers discovered journalists can increase media trust by speaking out in defense of their profession while also doing more fact checking. Contrary to long-established practices in which journalists traditionally ignore attacks against their profession's credibility, Ray Pingree, Ph.D., and his team found that the combination of fact checking and defending journalism had positive effects, but fact checking alone did not. This combination increased trust in and use of mainstream news, while also increasing confidence in the existence and attainability of facts in politics.Baton Rouge, LA - In a first-of-its-kind study from Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication, researchers discovered journalists can increase media trust by speaking out in defense of their profession while also doing more fact checking. Contrary to long-established practices in which journalists traditionally ignore attacks against their profession's credibility, Ray Pingree, Ph.D., and his team found that the combination of fact checking and defending journalism had positive effects, but fact checking alone did not. This combination increased trust in and use of mainstream news, while also increasing confidence in the existence and attainability of facts in politics.

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LSU Manship School Student One of Only 35 Students in World Named to Prestigious Journalism Program

Baton Rouge, LA - LSU Manship School of Mass Communication Senior Natalie Anderson is one of 35 students chosen from 18 universities around the world to participate in the prestigious Carnegie-Knight News21 multimedia reporting initiative, which will investigate federal disaster relief. The Coushatta, Louisiana native will travel to Tempe, Arizona, this summer to research and report for the program. This is the third consecutive year that a Manship School student has been selected for the elite News21 Fellowship.

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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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