Three LSU students plan to build an app to help the public hold police accountable, one of eight projects in the Social Media News Challenge. Jerry Ceppos, dean of LSU’sManship School of Mass Communication, chose seven projects Friday to receive mini-grants under the school’s Social Media News Challenge grant from the Knight Foundation.
Members of the media may be interested in contacting LSU experts for comment or analysis throughout the 2014 hurricane season. LSU’s faculty study all aspects of risks associated with living in the coastal zone, and their areas of expertise include evacuation and emergency preparation; waves, wind and storm surge; water and environmental issues; and coastal land… Read More
LSU Director of Research Communications Ashley Berthelot was interviewed by Denise Graveline, veteran of the field and public relations expert. Berthelot discussed the new and innovative methods the department is executing in order to get the word out about LSU research. Getting started on the press release diet @LSUResearchNews by Denise Graveline … Read More
Communicating the broader impacts of your work is integral to managing successful research grants. At some point during your career, you will have to interact with the media to ensure that your findings get out to a larger audience. However, there’s always the fear that your message will be lost or misconstrued by journalists. LSU’s… Read More
Communication can be a challenge. It can be especially challenging when you’re trying to explain complicated, jargon-filled research to a lay audience. But that’s what we do everyday. Some stories are easier to translate than others. For example, Troy Blanchard’s study showing that small businesses have a positive effect on the health of a small… Read More
One of my earliest mentors was David Madden, author extraordinaire, who has since retired from LSU. I like to think he took me under his wing because he saw potential, but most likely it was my lack of direction paired with an overabundance of –ing verbs. “People tell you to ‘write what you know,’” he… Read More