In a first-of-its-kind study from Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication, researchers discovered journalists can increase media trust by speaking out in defense of their profession while also doing more fact checking. Contrary to long-established practices in which journalists traditionally ignore attacks against their profession’s credibility, Ray Pingree, Ph.D., and his team found that the combination of fact checking and defending journalism had positive effects, but fact checking alone did not. This combination increased trust in and use of mainstream news, while also increasing confidence in the existence and attainability of facts in politics.
The University Laboratory School Junior Beta Club hosted a school wide Day of Giving on Dec. 5 and collected 778 grocery bags of non-perishable holiday food items totaling 7,031 pounds - the most ever provided in a single donation to The Shepherd's Market Client Choice Food Pantry.
Some of LSU's best and brightest students - President's Alumni Scholars and Flagship Scholars - and the donors who funded their scholarships were recognized by the LSU Alumni Association at the Lod Cook Alumni Center on Thursday, Nov. 15.
LSU faculty, students and staff will present more than 80 research talks, posters, press conferences and events at the largest Earth and space sciences conference in the world, the American Geophysical Union from Dec. 10-14.
A group of LSU faculty and students from kinesiology and engineering are creating and researching a music-based technique to help rehabilitate arm and hand movement after stroke. Their work is personal.
The LSU College of Science is hosting its first Geaux Science for Girls Story Time with LSU neurobiologist, Dr. Evanna Gleason, Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library on Goodwood Boulevard.
CNN has selected its list of the "Top Space Stories of 2018," and included is "Tabby's Star," which is named for LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy Assistant Professor Tabetha Boyajian.