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Congresswoman Nan Hayworth to Headline LSU Women in Politics Event

Baton Rouge, LA - Former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth, M.D., (R--NY) will serve as keynote speaker at the 2019 John Breaux Symposium, hosted by the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication. The March 13 event, Politicking While Female: The Political Life of Women, will explore the barriers that women in political leadership face, from their early socialization as children to the challenges of winning elections and serving in office.

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LSU's Manship School Named One of Top Advertising Students in Nation

Baton Rouge, LA - LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication junior Bailey Tinsley was named one of the top 15 American Advertising Federation Students in the United States, a top honor that brings with it prestigious internship opportunities.

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LSU's Manship School Student Honored with MLK Humanitarian Award

Baton Rouge, LA - LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication junior Lauren Roach was awarded the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award by the LSU Black Faculty and Staff Caucus for her outstanding efforts in establishing a new initiative to improve race relations.

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LSU's Manship School Professor To Speak on Fake News

Baton Rouge, LA - LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication and Friends of the Louisiana Old State Capitol are jointly hosting, "Russia and Fake News: From Louisiana to the World" on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at the Louisiana State Archives auditorium on Essen Lane.

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LSU's Manship School to Induct Three New Hall of Fame Members at Gala

Baton Rouge, LA LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication will honor the accomplishments of three distinguished mass communication professionals as they are inducted to the Manship School Hall of Fame at its annual gala in April. In its 45th year, the Manship School Hall of Fame gala honors alumni and supporters who have achieved outstanding accomplishments in their careers. From Pulitzer Prize winners to political analysts to writers to producers, the Hall of Fame includes some of the most accomplished journalists and communication experts of our time.

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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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