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Society of Professional Journalists Recognizes Manship School Students with Mark of Excellence Awards

Baton Rouge, LA - Seven students from LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication received the Mark of Excellence Award for six categories at the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Region 12 annual conference in Little Rock, Arkansas in February.

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ADVISORY: Former Presidential Press Secretaries Ari Fleischer and Mike McCurry to speak at LSU's Manship School

WHAT: "From the President to the Press Briefing: Exploring the Role of the Presidential Press Secretary," an event hosted by the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication, will feature former presidential press secretaries Ari Fleischer and Mike McCurry as they discuss the evolving role and responsibility of this key communication position at the White House. WHO: Ari Fleischer served as press secretary under President George W. Bush from January 2001 to July 2003. Mike McCurry served as press secretary under President Bill Clinton from December 1994 to August 1998. WHEN: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. WHERE: Manship School of Mass Communication's Holliday Forum in the Journalism Building at the corner of North Stadium Road and Field House Drive. RSVP: Registration is required. To register, click here.

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Louisianans Trust Local Media but Still See Bias, according to Louisiana Survey

Baton Rouge, LA - The last of six reports from the 2018 Louisiana Survey, a project of the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU's Manship School for Mass Communication, shows that more than three-quarters of Louisianans trust local media over national media and believe that local news organizations keep them informed. Still, 60 percent of people surveyed report that they believe local news organizations tend to favor one side.

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Louisianans Support Criminal Justice Reforms, Medicaid Expansion, according to 2018 Louisiana Survey

Baton Rouge, LA - The fifth of six reports from the 2018 Louisiana Survey, a project of the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU's Manship School for Mass Communication, shows that both criminal justice reforms from 2017 and the Medicaid expansion remain popular among Louisianans.

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Louisianans See Significant Gender Discrimination Against Women, Fourth Report from Louisiana Survey Shows

Baton Rouge, LA - The fourth of six reports from the 2018 Louisiana Survey, a project of the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU's Manship School for Mass Communication, reveals that a majority of Louisiana residents believe that both gender discrimination and sexual harassment are major issues and that the country needs to make further changes to give men and women equality in the workplace.

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Applications for $2,500 Paul S. Gravel Federal Intern Scholarship Now Being Accepted

Applications are now open for the Paul S. Gravel Federal Intern Scholarship. LSU students of any major who attend the Baton Rouge campus are encouraged to apply for the scholarship for the summer of 2018.

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LSU Names Martin Johnson Dean of the Manship School of Mass Communication

LSU has named Professor Martin Johnson, the associate dean for graduate studies and research in the Manship School of Mass Communication and holder of the Kevin P. Reilly Sr. Chair in Political Communication as dean of the Manship School effective July 1.

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