About Us

LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication

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The mission fo the Manship School is to produce highly competent communicators with broad knowledge and training in the liberal arts and the media. The Manship School is dedicated to leading the study and practice of media and public affairs within an evolving technological and global society.

Len Apcar

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Len Apcar is the Wendell Gray Switzer Jr. Endowed Chair in Media Literacy. His journalism career spans 40 years as a writer and editor at The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

Our Mission

This website is a resource for students, academics and citizens to defend themselves against fake news and misinformation.

Pryce Bahnsen

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Pryce Bahnsen graduated from LSU in May of 2020 and is a current graduate student at The University of Texas in Austin pursuing her M.A. in Advertising and owns her own digital marketing agency. 

Leslie Lively

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Leslie Lively is an undergraduate student at LSU interested in international relations, Arabic, and studying law.

 Grayce Mores

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Grayce Mores is an undergraduate student at LSU interested in genetics, history, and the impact of the media on society. She is studying fake news and media manipulation with Mr. Apcar.


Dawson Blount

Dawson Blount

Dawson Blount is an undergraduate student at LSU interested in political science, misinformative media and studying law.