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British War Propaganda in the United States, 1914-1917

Professor of Journalism Robert Mann discusses British World War I propaganda in the United States
When Oct 16, 2014
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where West Laville Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 225-578-2479
Attendees Honors College students
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In the first installment of our Fall Faculty Research Series, Professor Robert Mann will discuss his current research on British war propaganda, having just visited numerous archives in England. 

Professor Mann holds the Manship Chair in Journalism at the Manship School of Mass Communication. Prior to joining the Manship School in 2006, he served as communications director to Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco. He joined the governor’s staff in 2004 after serving 17 years as state director and press secretary to U.S. Senator John Breaux of Louisiana. Prior to his service on Breaux’s staff, he was press secretary to U.S. Senator Russell Long of Louisiana. He was also press secretary for the 1990 re-election campaign of U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston of Louisiana, and communications director for the 2003 Blanco campaign.  

 In the early 1980s, he covered Louisiana politics as a reporter for the Shreveport Journal and the Monroe News-Star. His essays and book reviews have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, the Boston Globe and Politico. He is editor of the Media & Public Affairs Book Series, a joint series sponsored by the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs and LSU Press. He is also a political columnist for the New Orleans Times Picayune and has his own blog, “Something Like the Truth” (

 Professor Mann’s books include A Journalist's Diplomatic Mission: Ray Stannard Baker's World War I Diary (with John  Hamilton), released by LSU Press in 2012; Daisy Petals and Mushroom Clouds: LBJ, Barry Goldwater and the Ad that Changed American Politics, released by LSU Press in 2011; When Freedom Would Triumph: The Civil Rights Struggle in Congress, 1954-1968, released by LSU Press in 2007; A Grand Delusion: America’s Descent Into Vietnam, released by Basic Books in 2001); The Walls of Jericho: Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, Richard Russell and the Struggle for Civil Rights, released by Harcourt Brace in 1996; Legacy to Power: Senator Russell Long of Louisiana, released by Paragon House in 1992.