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    Mass communication jobs are on the rise!

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that media and communications occupations will increase by six percent by 2026, arising from the need to create, edit, translate and disseminate information through a variety of different platforms.

    Come to the Manship School to give your students a first-hand look at how you can tell stories for important organizations as a public relations practitioner, how you can hold public officials accountable as an investigative journalist, how you can lay the foundation for a career in law, how you can grow companies’ influence as a social media manager or digital advertiser, or how as a political communication specialist you might help the next president win their campaign. These are just a few of thousands of jobs available to mass communication majors at LSU’s Manship School.

    Professors from the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication can talk with your students about a wide array of communication topics. We are experts in media & public affairs, digital advertising, multi-platform journalism, political communication, public relations and strategic communication.

    • Digital journalism
    • Fake news
    • Women in politics
    • Media Writing
    • Political communication
    • Free speech and the First Amendment
    • Law and ethics in mass communication
    • Privacy in the digital age

    Our professors will travel to your school to share their research and professional experience with your students. We would also be glad to host your students for a half-day field trip. Students will tour our student media newsrooms, state-of-the-art broadcast studios, and trio of research labs, including the Social Media Analysis & Creation (SMAC) Lab.

    Call 225-578-1899 to request a guest speaker. 

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    Len Apcar

    How can you protect yourself from fake news reports?

    After decades as a reporter and editor for top global publications such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal Len brings candid insight to the world of journalism—and how we can tell what’s credible and what’s not. Len helps students engage their critical thinking skills to delve into the best methods for discerning credible news sources.

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    Roxanne Dill

    Ever think you’d see reporters using their cell phones as their primary mode of news sharing? Learn how new technology is changing the way we report and consume news. Dill explores all things digital – from social media best practices to the latest mobile apps aimed at supplementing existing digital journalism tools.


    photo: Nicole Bauer

    Nichole Bauer

    2018 has been called the “Year of the Woman.” In an era when more women than ever are running for public office, learn about the implications of a changing political landscape—and what makes people decide to vote for a certain candidate. Her political acumen helps students better understand the evolving role of women in communication strategy and politics.