Hall of Fame

The Manship School Hall of Fame honors alumni who have achieved stellar 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. Every spring, the school hosts a Hall of Fame gala to celebrate that year’s inductees and to recognize the winners of the school’s prestigious student awards.

Selection Criteria

Created in 1975, the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication Hall of Fame honors alumni, faculty and friends whose distinguished careers have contributed to or reflect credit on the various academic programs in the School.  

Candidates, living or deceased, may be nominated by alumni, faculty or friends of the school. Supporting material should demonstrate the criteria listed below in a written nomination and attached articles, etc. 

To become eligible for election to the Hall of Fame, a person must satisfy all of the following criteria: 

  • The candidate must have established an outstanding professional or public service leadership record.
  • The candidate must have demonstrated  a tangible connection to the Manship School of Mass Communication, through having studied there or having in some way supported the school and its mission.
  • The candidate must have established a personal reputation for outstanding character and citizenship of sufficient time to reflect without reservation great credit and honor upon the school and the University.
  • No University employee, while in active service, may be eligible for the award.


Nominate a candidate by sending a digital letter of nomination, biographical data and other supporting documentation to:

Office of Dean Kim Bissell
c/o Tristyn Meche, Assistant to the Dean
LSU Manship School of Mass Communication