Through its programs and partnerships with other institutions and organizations, the Manship School is able to leverage its intellectual capacity to provide training, knowledge transfer and resources for students and media professionals nationally.
Manship School Academy of Applied Politics
The Manship School Academy of Applied Politics, a nine-week certificate program offering training in running political and public affairs campaigns. The Academy’s focused, thematic approach to practical politics is designed for potential candidates, individuals interested in working on a political or public affairs campaign or those interested in learning more about the political process. Learn more.
Scripps Howard Academic Leadership Academy
LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication will host the Scripps Howard Academic Leadership Academy on June 3-7, 2012. The Academy, now in its 6th year, brings select up-and-coming mass communication professionals and scholars together with seasoned administrators to share administrative strategies and insights. Learn from experienced university leaders about the challenges and rewards of leading an academic program in journalism and mass communication. More than a third of past participants now hold leadership positions, including the founding dean of the School of Communication at Loyola University--Chicago, dean at Marquette University’s College of Communication and dean at Boston University’s College of Communication. Learn more.
Media Leaders Forum
The Media Leaders Forum is a joint project of the Manship School of Mass Communication and the Society of Professional Journalists that explores how top media managers make difficult decisions. Three times a year, the Manship School asks top managers in media organizations to respond to issues that newsrooms face. The panelists who are part of the Media Leaders Forum share their views about how they would respond to the situation and why. The cases and responses are then presented in Quill magazine and at the Manship School's website in an effort to encourage discussion and debate.
The Manship Prize, first presented in 1998, is funded by an endowment from the Douglas L. Manship family to recognize exemplary use of new media technology in the service of public affairs. This focus reflects the School’s commitment and leadership in the area of media and public affairs. The prize recognizes a professional who has encouraged and enhanced civic engagement through the innovative use of media. Qualified individuals or organizations must be based in the United States and have done work in and/or through media that has advanced citizens’ ability to better understand and respond to challenges in the public arena. The winner may be a journalist, documentarian, author, blogger, website-content provider, academic, or other; their work can have been effective at a local, regional, national or international level. Learn more.
Heitsman Lecture Series
Heitsman Lecturers are professionals and academics invited by the School to augment teaching and research. Typically, the School brings in three to five guests annually at the request of individual faculty members. The Hitesman lecture series was funded by friends and family of the late Walter Hitesman, a 1939 LSU journalism graduate who served as president of Reader’s Digest. Past lecturers include: Victor Gold, deputy press secretary to Barry Goldwater; Michelle Miller, CBS News Correspondent; Joe Galloway, Vietnam War news correspondent and Bill Slater, dean of Texas Christian University's College of Communication.