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LSU Manship School of mass Communication

Michael Henderson

Michael Henderson

Assistant Professor; Director, Public Policy Research Lab

Email: mbhende1@lsu.edu

Office: 130B Research Facility


Mike Henderson received his Ph.D. in government and social policy from Harvard University. His interests include public opinion and elections. Specifically, his research focuses on how information shapes what citizens learn about public affairs and how they use this knowledge in making decisions. He has been involved in the design of several polls including the 2007-2008 Associated Press Yahoo New Election Panel Study, which tracked the opinions of voters over the course of the 2008 presidential campaign, and the annual Education Next Poll, administered under the auspices of Harvard University’s Program on Education Policy and Governance to track Americans’ opinions of their schools and education reform. He has published research in Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Behavior, the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties. His work has been covered by the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Atlantic.


College journalism award named in honor of late journalist, educator and mentor Steve Buttry

The Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation today announced the establishment of the Steve Buttry Award for College Journalism.   The acco...


Journalism innovator Steve Buttry dies at 62.

LSU Student Media Director Steve Buttry died yesterday. He was 62.   Characteristically, Steve wrote his own obituary. It appears as the fi...

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Melvin DeFleur, renowned mass communication scholar and Manship distinguished professor, dies at 93.

The renowned mass communication scholar Melvin DeFleur, a Manship School of Mass Communication Distinguished Professor, died February 13, 2017. He was...


The LSU Ogden Honors College and the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs host Melissa Michelson, author of “Listen, We Need to Talk”

The LSU Manship School of Mass Communication’s Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs and the Ogden Honors College will host a talk with Menlo...

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New scholarship fund honors journalism visionary Steve Buttry

Friends of Steve Buttry, a journalism educator and one of the most important thinkers about social media and journalism, have started a scholarship fu...


Tribute to Dr. Louis Day

Dr. Louis Day retired in December 2016 after 35 years of service to the Manship School and LSU. Watch the tribute video:   ...


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"The Spanish Voice of the Tigers," Manship senior Mario Jerez broadcasts LSU Football for Spanish-language radio

    Mario Jerez, a Manship senior and sports director for KLSU radio station, has been broadcasting LSU football for Spanish-language ...


LSU student-media leaders to revamp Reveille for spring 2017 semester

Will Offer Enlarged Weekly Newspaper, Expanded Online Reporting Top student managers of The Daily Reveille and LSUNow.com today announced plans to s...


Reilly Center to host Sports Communication Summit on November 2

The dynamic relationship between media and sports will be the focus of a conference of pro athletes, sports reporters and team executives at LSU’s M...


Slocum to join Reilly Center as director

  Jenee Slocum, who has extensive experience working in and studying Louisiana state government, will become director of the Manship School’...


Erica Sherman featured in LSU notable young alumni campaign