Mid-Term Election Preview

class date: 
Tue, 10/30/2018
instructor: 

Stephanie Grace, Bob Mann & Jeff Crouere

Stephanie Grace

Stephanie Grace is a columnist focusing on New Orleans and Louisiana politics. She's been writing an opinion column about campaigns, elections and government since 2003, first at the Times-Picayune and, since 2013, at the Advocate.

 She's been writing about the state since 1994, when she joined the Picayune as a reporter; she previously worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Los Angeles Times, and CBS News. She's a native of Needham, Massachusetts and a graduate of Brown University and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. 

 She also appears regularly on WYES's "Informed Sources.

Bob Mann

Robert 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. Before 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 2015, he was inducted into the Louisiana Political Hall of Fame.

In the early 1980s, he covered Louisiana politics as a reporter for the Shreveport Journal and the Monroe News-Star. He has published op-eds and book reviews in numerous publications, including The New York Times, the Boston Globe, Smithsonian, Politico, Vox and Salon. From 2013 to 2018, he wrote a weekly column for the New Orleans Times-Picayune. 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.

Jeff Crouere

Jeff Crouere is a native of New Orleans, LA and he is the host of a Louisiana based program, “Ringside Politics,” which airs at 7:30 p.m. Fri. and 10:00 p.m. Sun. on WLAE-TV 32, a PBS station, and 7 till 11 a.m. weekdays on WGSO 990 AM in New Orleans and the Northshore. He is the author of “America’s Last Chance.