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LSU Political Communication Scholar's Research Team Awarded $5 Million NSF Grant to Study Online Harassment of Journalists

BATON ROUGE--Journalists are increasingly reliant on communication platforms such as Twitter to do their job. They find sources, build their network, grow their audience and promote their work online. At the same time, cyber abuse and harassment are growing--malicious actors troll online spaces, often creating hostile environments.

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LSU Manship School Grad Releases First Book, 'How to Win the War on Truth'

BATON ROUGE - LSU Manship School of Mass Communication alumnus and media studies expert Samuel C. Spitale has released his first book, "How to Win the War on Truth," an illustrated guide to debunking misperceptions, falsehoods and fake news, published by Quirk Books.

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LSU Journalism Senior's Childhood Dream of Appearing on 'Wheel of Fortune' Comes True

BATON ROUGE--Christopher Langley, a senior studying broadcast journalism at LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication, will represent LSU on the television game show "Wheel of Fortune" during College Week on Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Central Time.

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LSU Cold Case Project Re-Examines 1972 Southern University Shooting, Will Discuss Findings at 50th Anniversary Commemoration

BATON ROUGE--The LSU Cold Case Project will present findings from its four-part investigative series, which re-examined the 1972 shooting of two Southern University students, Denver Smith and Leonard Brown, at Southern University's 50th anniversary commemoration of the students' deaths on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 5 p.m. CT at the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge.

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Tulane University Joins LSU Reilly Center Partnership to Document, Preserve Women's Legacies in State Politics

BATON ROUGE--The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication is partnering with Tulane University's H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College Institute to document women's experience as political leaders through oral histories.

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LSU Political Communication, Spanish Alumna Sydney McGovern Named Fulbright Grantee

BATON ROUGE--Sydney McGovern, a May 2022 political communication and Spanish alumna, has been promoted to a Fulbright Grantee. She will teach English and promote cultural exchange though student journalism for nine months in Galicia, Spain.

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Experts to Discuss Evolving Nature of Mainstream Publishing Experience at LSU Reilly Center, Red Stick Reads Event

BATON ROUGE--Publishing has historically centered the narratives of the majority and sidelined those in the minority. The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication will host "Diversity in Publishing" on Friday, Oct. 28, at Red Stick Reads, Baton Rouge's only independent local bookstore, to explore the evolving diversity in the publishing industry.

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