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Louisiana Changemakers Awarded LSU Reilly Center Grants to Implement Community Projects

BATON ROUGE--The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication has selected its second cohort of grantees for "The Community Collaborative: By the Community, For the Community." Grantees were selected after receiving community building training.

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LSU Student Media Journalists Bring Home Top Awards from National, Regional Media Competitions

BATON ROUGE--Students from LSU Student Media outlets took home 19 awards for journalism excellence in the 2021 Region 12 Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Competition and six awards in the 2022 College Media Business & Advertising Managers (CMBAM) Competition.

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2022 Louisiana Survey Shows Polarization Over Abortion Grows While Support for Legal Access Increases Substantially among Democrats

BATON ROUGE--Research from the Public Policy Research Lab (PPRL) at LSU Manship School of Mass Communication's Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs shows polarization over abortion has grown while support for legal access has increased substantially among Democrats. Also, support for the death penalty has declined, but more favor than oppose.

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2022 Louisiana Survey Shows Cost of Service Primary Reason More Lack Broadband at Home

BATON ROUGE--Research from the Public Policy Research Lab (PPRL) at LSU Manship School of Mass Communication's Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs shows three quarters of Louisiana adults have high-speed internet service in their home. Those without broadband cite availability and cost of service as the reasons why they do not. Results from the fifth of six reports from the 2022 Louisiana Survey indicate the following opinions of Louisiana residents about their internet access:

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LSU Political Communication Assistant Professor Joshua Darr Named 2022 Carnegie Fellow

BATON ROUGE--Joshua Darr, LSU assistant professor of political communication, is one of 28 scholars nationwide to be selected for the 2022 Class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows. He was chosen from a competitive pool of nearly 300 academics, journalists and authors to receive philanthropic support for scholarly research in the social sciences and humanities. Darr and LSU Professor of Geography Andrew Sluyter, also in the 2022 cohort, are LSU's first Carnegie Fellows.

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LSU Manship School Seniors, Alumnus Win Big at Louisiana Broadcast Journalism Awards Ceremony

BATON ROUGE—The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters (LAB) recognized LSU Manship School of Mass Communication seniors Ally Kadlubar and Maria Pham, along with alumnus Johnston Von Springer, for their accomplishments in broadcast journalism at its 2022 Prestige Awards.

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2022 Louisiana Survey Shows Most Residents Confident in State, but Parties Disagree Over Restrictions on Voting

BATON ROUGE--Research from the Public Policy Research Lab (PPRL) at LSU Manship School of Mass Communication's Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs shows residents are more confident about ballot access, but political parties tend to disagree over restrictions on voting and the public has a mixed view on its political efficacy. Trust in news organizations is also declining both nationally and locally.

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