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Communications & COVID-19: A Virtual Event Series

Communications & COVID-19: A Virtual Event Series

As the world continues to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, accurate and timely communication on complex issues takes on a new meaning. Communication professionals, government leaders, community advocates and industry heads are adapting to this new landscape to continue informing their audiences through both traditional and unorthodox means. The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication will host a series of virtual events exploring these adaptations. The series, Communications & COVID-19: A Virtual Event Series, will bring together community members, communications professionals and industry experts to discuss the challenges facing professionals and policymakers during these strange and uncertain times.

June 4 | Understanding Public Reactions to COVID-19 | 3:30 p.m. CST

As Louisiana residents continue adjusting to the “new normal” created by the spread of the novel coronavirus, the LSU Public Policy Research Lab has fielded a survey to investigate public opinion on the global pandemic. The survey covers perceptions of risk, emotional response, health and economic impact, and behavioral response aimed at mitigating the spread of the infection. Join Dr. Martin Johnson, Kevin P. Reilly Sr. Chair in Political Communication and Dean of the Manship School of Mass Communication as he leads a conversation with Dr. Mike Henderson, LSU Public Policy Research Lab Director and Dr. Ashley Kirzinger, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Associate Director of Public Opinion and Survey Research for a discussion about surveys, public health and COVID-19.