2013 - Trio of Manship alumnae shine at LSU Law Center

AprilPosted by Josh Naquin

Three Manship School alumnae have utilized writing and communicative skills learned as undergraduate students to secure influential leadership roles at the LSU Law Center. Spring 2011 Manship School graduates Lindsay Rabalais, Brooksie Bonvillain and Emmy Gill will serve in chief leadership positions with LSU Law Center publications next year. Rabalais has been selected as Editor-In-Chief of the law center’s monthly student publication, The Civilian. Bonvillain has been elected Executive President of the Student Bar Association, an organization similar to student government. Gill has been selected as Editor-In-Chief of The Louisiana Law Review, a scholarly journal that publishes…

2013 - Bridging the divide between professionals and the academy

Posted by Ali Loftin

The Manship School joins media practitioners and professors in the classroom to bridge the division between the journalism industries and the academic community. Dean Jerry Ceppos wrote about this gap and the debate in a summer article that sparked numerous responses on the list-serv of the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. “This is the worst possible time for the widening because we need each other more than ever,” he wrote. Ceppos explained that it is the diversity of education, knowledge, and expertise of those in academia and the profession that enrich the media industry.…
Ali Loftin

2013 - A fifty-year quest: The Manship School’s road to independence as a college unit

Posted by Ali Loftin

The Manship School of Mass Communication became an independent college following more than 50 years of persistence and collaboration from the school, university and local media leaders. The quest for autonomy that began in 1937 became a reality in 1994 under the helm of then Dean Jack Hamilton. Hamilton said that autonomy was necessary to better direct the school’s future. He explained that journalism schools move from the fringes of a university to the center when they become independent. “Autonomy permits the freedom for setting standards and expectations that are worthy of a professional school that values…
Ali Loftin

2013 - Writing history: A century of journalism education at LSU

Posted by Ali Loftin

Manship Professor Ron Garay sat among the school’s archived relics stowed away in dusty boxes, retrieved from the corners of faculty offices, and microscopically imprinted on aged filmstrips with a hard deadline fast approaching. Garay had one year to chronicle the evolution of the Manship School, which began with the Reveille in 1897. The newspaper was the catalyst for the first journalism course at LSU, and over 100 years flourished into a distinct program focused on media and public affairs. Garay’s book, “The Manship School: A History of Journalism Education at LSU,” published in 2009 reveals the forces…
Ali Loftin

2013 - Manship School faculty, students share ideas to ‘evolve’ Baton Rouge at inaugural TEDxLSU

MarchPosted by Ali Loftin

Manship professors Jensen Moore and Craig Freeman and students Kristen Hinton and Prentiss Darden of Create Lab shared how LSU has evolved as an innovative and creative force in the Louisiana area. Their talks were part of LSU’s first TEDx event held March 9 at the Reilly Theatre. TEDx events are an extension of TED, a nonprofit organization devoted to generating ideas and discussion that change attitudes and positively impact the world. TED conferences began 25 years ago to bring people together from the technology, entertainment and design industries. TEDxLSU is an independently organized event intended to create…
Ali Loftin

2013 - A Day in the Life of a Reveille Editor then and now

Posted by Ali Loftin

LSU Reveille editors work industriously during nocturnal hours with vigor and caffeine pulsating through their veins and racing until the clock strikes midnight. “It gets in your blood…that desire, to know what’s going on, to dig out the story and share it with the reader. You have to love it,” said Bob Anderson, managing editor for the Reveille in 1970. Anderson earned his bachelor’s in journalism from LSU and has worked for The Advocate for 42 years.  He also teaches editing and reporting courses at the Manship School. The Reveille editor-in-chief is one of the longest running…
Ali Loftin

2013 - Student Profile: Jesse Barnett

Posted by Ali Loftin

Ambition sparks an insatiable appetite that makes the 1,300 miles between Baton Rouge and the Big Apple a small feat toward an ultimate goal. Manship advertising senior Jesse Barnett traveled to New York City and met with premier media and advertising companies CBS, Ogilvy & Mather, Weiden+Kennedy and 13 others. Barnett said she wants to work in the mecca for the advertising industry and is leveraging her internship experiences and connections to make that a reality. “I wanted to get my foot in the door and have a face-to-face meeting with them first, so they’ll remember me…
Ali Loftin

2013 - Manship School’s Create Lab students building app for The Times-Picayune

Posted by Ali Loftin

Video Thumbnail Eight students from LSU are building Watson, a mobile and computer application, to help the Times-Picayune transition to an online digital leader. “This app was the diamond in the rough,” said Kristen Hinton, advertising senior. While the app started out as a digital solution for the newspaper, Hinton said the team is thinking long term. The geographical news contribution platform allows users and journalists in the field to compose their stories while they transpire.  Journalists and the public will upload stories through the app to a database that is searchable by news outlets or sent directly…
Ali Loftin

2013 - Manship students give back to Baton Rouge community; Compete for national award

Posted by Ali Loftin

Five Manship public relations students launched an anti-bullying campaign to educate the Baton Rouge community about the problem and its negative effects.  The goal is to increase awareness among the target audiences of the consequences of bullying and provide them with steps for prevention. The campaign is part of the yearly Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) national Bateman Case Study Competition. Team members are seniors Camille Walther, Chelsea Moreau, Remy Plas, Jacquelyn Duhon, and junior Catherine Parsiola. “We are all very invested in the project and we’re really glad that we get to try…
Ali Loftin

2012 - Alumni Profile: Krista Baron

Posted by The Manship School

For some, their time as a tiger only lasts a bittersweet four years. Those who are fortunate grace the shaded inspiring halls as a freshman, but soon say goodbye to the broad magnolias as their tassel is placed to the opposite side. For Baton Rouge native, Krista Baron, loving purple and living gold didn’t have to be learned as a student. She was born with it. Raised in the red stick, Baron began her journey as an aspiring veterinarian, but later graduated with a bachelor’s in Marketing in 2009. “It turns out that a hatred for science and…
Source: Sierra Crump

2011 - Alumni Profile: Ted Greener

MayPosted by The Manship School

For Ted Greener, the public relations industry ran in his blood.  Greener’s father served as the convention manager for the Republican National Convention in 1996 and became the biggest influence on Ted’s career choice.  Following in his father’s footsteps, Greener is well on his way to making his own mark on the field. “Growing up around politics gave me an extreme thirst for the industry,” said Greener. He was never in any doubt that the communications field was meant for him. Greener graduated from the Manship School of Mass Communication in 2011 with…
Jacquelyn Duhon

2011 - Alumni Profile: Elizabeth Canfield

Posted by The Manship School

Statistics show that more than 50 percent of incoming freshmen will change their major two times. As students progress through their first year of learning a new campus and making new friends, they start to find their interests. Elizabeth Tadie Canfield fits into this statistic, and she found her home at the Louisiana State University’s (LSU) Manship School of Mass Communication. In August of 1999, Canfield entered LSU as a college freshman with aspirations of becoming a veterinarian. “I had always hoped to work with animals, but then I ran over a squirrel and had a nervous…
Source: Abby Blanchard