LSU’s Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs and the Manship School of Mass Communication announce the new Skills Workshops from the Manship School’s Academy of Applied Politics. The workshops are intensive half-day sessions on particular skills needed in today’s campaigns. Bi-partisan teams of leading political professionals and faculty experts from the Manship School will lead the AAP Skills Workshops. The emphasis of each Workshop is on strategies and techniques that are useful and necessary for candidates of either party for any office. Each Skills Workshop will include discussion of strategies and techniques, plus hands-on practice with the skills.
The 2015 AAP Skills Workshops will cover Social Media (May 29th, 10 am – 2 pm), Fundraising (June 5th, 10 am – 2 pm), and Media Relations (June 12th, 9 am – 1 pm) in the Journalism Building on LSU’s campus. Enrollment is capped at 30 participants. The tuition is $50 per Workshop or $125 for all three Workshops. LSU alumni and parents of current LSU students receive a 10 percent discount.
“The AAP Skills Workshops will improve the skills needed to be successful in today’s competitive campaigns,” said Dr. Christopher Mann, director of the Academy of Applied Politics, “Whether you are new to campaigns or a seasoned veteran, you will learn how to improve your communication in the most critical areas of campaign communication: social media, raising funds, and getting your message out through the media.”
The Cold Case Project, the unsolved civil rights murders project at the Manship School of Mass Communication, is part of the school’s Field Experience capstone class for seniors and graduate students in which stories, photos and investigative research are provided to Louisiana and southern Mississippi newspapers and TV stations on a weekly basis.
This project has made remarkable impact.
Students have spent countless hours poring through more than 150,000 pages of 50-year-old FBI files, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, and meeting with the FBI with the goal of helping to bring closure to unsolved Klan murders of African-Americans in Louisiana and southern Mississippi during the 1950s and 1960s. The students, who travel to Washington, D.C., twice a year, work closely with Stanley Nelson, editor of the Concordia Sentinel in Ferriday, La., who was a 2011 runner-up for a Pulitzer Prize in resolving one of the unsolved cases.
Since 2010, the project has filed dozens of FOIA requests for FBI investigative reports and closed testimony to the House Un-American Activities Committee, which investigated Klan activities between 1965 and 1967.
The Field Experience class is taught by James E. Shelledy, former editor of The Salt Lake Tribune and the Fred Jones Greer Professor at the Manship School.
For more on the LSU Cold Case Project visit: http://lsucoldcaseproject.com/
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