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LSU Manship School to Host Journalist John Walcott for Screening and Discussion of 'Shock and Awe'

The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication will host a screening of the movie “Shock and Awe” and a discussion led by LSU Reveille editor Caleb Greene about the value of journalism to democracy that features journalist John Walcott. Walcott’s work was featured in his 2017 movie for his investigative reporting on the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.

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Iowa of the Tiger Program Gives LSU Students Front-Row Seat in Presidential Politics

LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication is offering LSU students a unique front-row seat to history through its exclusive “Iowa of the Tiger” program. The program allows students to spend 10 days attending dozens of presidential campaign events – and meeting presidential candidates – across Iowa before the state’s caucuses on Feb. 3. The program is slated this winter from Dec. 29 to Jan. 7.

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LSU’s Manship School Names Hyojung Park, Ph.D., New Associate Dean of Research and Strategic Initiatives

Baton Rouge, LA – LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication has named Hyojung Park, Ph.D., new associate dean of research and strategic initiatives. Park has been at the Manship School since 2012 and is currently serving as area head of the Manship School’s public relations department.

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LSU Manship School and LSU Health New Orleans Collaborate to Offer Discussion on Hospice and Palliative Care Policy

Baton Rouge, LA - The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication will present a discussion on end-of-life care with healthcare professionals, policy makers and community leaders from across Louisiana on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m. at LSU Health New Orleans Human Development Center. "Designing a Better End: Transforming the Way We Look at Palliative and End-of-Life Care" aims to identify areas of improvement in palliative and hospice care, as well as other end-of-life and long-term illness services. Palliative care professional and health policy advocate Torrie Fields will moderate the event. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is recommended.

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LSU's Manship School to Host 2019 Gubernatorial Debate in Partnership with Nexstar Media Group, Inc.

Baton Rouge, LA - The LSU Manship School of Mass Communication's Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs is collaborating with Nexstar Media Group, home to Baton Rouge's WVLA NBC 33 and WGMB Fox 44, to host Louisiana's first 2019 gubernatorial debate. Incumbent Democrat John Bel Edwards and Republican challengers Ralph Abraham and Eddie Rispone have confirmed their participation in the debate, which will take place in LSU's Student Union Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.

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LSU Manship School Professor Named National Award Winner

Baton Rouge, LA - Tina M. Harris, Ph.D., is the winner of the National Communication Association's prestigious 2019 Robert J. Kibler Memorial Award, which is given to only one communication professional in the country each year.

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Public Relations Professional and Scholar Sheryl Kennedy Haydel, Ph.D., Joins LSU's Manship School

Baton Rouge, LA - LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication will welcome Sheryl Kennedy Haydel, Ph.D., as an assistant professor in public relations for the fall 2019 semester. Haydel brings a strong background in public relations with more than 25 years of professional experience as a journalist, director of marketing and communications, and senior account executive. Haydel has taught at six universities and has a robust research portfolio that includes work on the #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter movements.

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