MANSHIP SCHOOL OF MASS COMMUNICATION

These are extraordinary times for careers and research in media. Our work is more essential than ever, and we are deeply committed to it.

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We have a vision for tomorrow.

We teach our students how to lead bravely as they shape the future of mass communication. The defense of democracy, the critical significance of media literacy, the economic opportunities of mass communication professions, and the sheer fun and pride of what we do: We have so much to offer our students and you. We will continue to explore enduring questions and equip our students for jobs in dynamic and competitive media and communication professions.

Fundraising Priorities

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Office of Experiential Education and Professional Development

Gifts will support scholarships and experiential learning grants, ensuring every Manship student has the opportunity to gain real world experience in a professional environment, and be better positioned to secure employment upon graduation.

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Student Media Support Funds

An endowment will ensure that student media (KLSU, TigerTV, and The Reveille) can make independent choices on how to best serve LSU.

Terrace Naming

An opportunity to name the terrace will provide funds to support experiential learning at the Manship School of Mass Communication in partnership with the donor and the donor’s intended impact.

Creative Sandbox

Gifts will provide funds to create a student-centric space that can be utilized for a variety of creative endeavors, outfitted with the tools and space students need to be successful.

Endowed Chair in Strategic Communication

This chair will allow the school to attract and hire distinguished scholars doing creative work, who will place emphasis on integrated communication, strengthen the school’s visibility, and provide leadership on strategic communications.

Professorship in Data and Technology

Gifts will support the recruitment of faculty with strength in data analysis and technology at the cutting-edge of contemporary mass communication.

Speaker Series

An endowment will draw world-renowned experts in media and public affairs to campus to speak on issues of local and national relevance during events that will be open to the community.

Professionals in Residence

An endowment will ensure student interaction and public engagement with short-term visiting experts, resulting in expanded networks of future employers, increased access to education-related travel, and access to professional mentoring.

Media Diversity Forum

Gifts will move the forum’s operations from an online format to a physical presence on campus and will grow the number of research projects available to students through the program.

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