Film & Video Crew visit LSU Manship School & meet Dean Baquet
Andre Wilson interviews Dr. Andrea Miller, Ph.D. and Dean P. Baquet ’74.
St. Augustine High School sophomore Andre Wilson interviews Dr. Andrea Miller, Ph.D. Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Administration at the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University and Dean P. Baquet ’74 Executive Editor of The New York Times.
Via -LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication press room.
Dean Baquet, executive editor of The New York Times, spoke at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication on Monday, Nov. 30.
Baquet discussed how he is leading an expansion of the nation’s top newsroom into one whose storytelling expertise can flourish on all digital platforms — social, mobile and desktop. Since becoming The Times’ top editor in 2014, he has reorganized the newsroom and taken steps to grow The Times’ audience, new businesses and international readership.
His visit marked the beginning of a two-day roundtable discussion hosted by the Manship School’s Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs that focused on the results of the 2015 Louisiana gubernatorial election. The roundtable was co-sponsored with the American Society of News Editors, McCormick Foundation and The Advocate.
“Dean is an important speaker for the Manship School because of his deep understanding of media and public affairs, our signature specialty, but also because he is leading a technological revolution at The Times, another subject that is vitally important to our students and faculty,” said Manship Dean Jerry Ceppos.
Baquet, a native of New Orleans and former reporter for The Times-Picayune, became executive editor of The New York Times in May 2014. He oversees The New York Times news report in all its forms. Before being named executive editor, Baquet was managing editor of The Times, Washington bureau chief and the executive editor of the Los Angeles Times.
His visit to the Manship School is supported by the Hearst Foundation Visiting Professionals Program.