Robert Mann

Robert Mann

Robert Mann holds the Manship Chair in Journalism at LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication. Prior to joining the Manship School in 2006, he served as a spokesman for Gov. Kathleen Blanco, Sen. John Breaux and Sen. Russell Long. From 2013 to 2018, he wrote a weekly column for the New Orleans Times-Picayune.


Louisiana’s handsome, gifted, charming governor Edwin Edwards had it all — except integrity | Robert Mann

By: - July 16, 2021

The following is an excerpt from “The Comeback of the Cajun Prince,” a chapter in Robert Mann’s memoir, Backrooms and Bayous: My Life in Louisiana Politics, which hits shelves Aug. 9. When I read the endorsement of Edwin Edwards in the Shreveport Journal, the newspaper where I began working in August 1983, I knew covering […]

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The Good, Bad and Ugly in 2020 Louisiana politics

By: - January 1, 2021

No year in recent memory offered Louisiana’s political leaders more opportunity to shine than 2020. If the state’s citizens ever needed those who manage their government institutions to provide courageous policies and competent leadership, the year past was it. Fortunately, Louisiana had some such leaders. Unfortunately, too many failed the test, cultivated their own narrow […]

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Louisiana media fails to do its job when it comes to LSU

By: - November 18, 2020

Monday’s blockbuster report in USA Today about LSU’s mishandling of sexual abuse cases by athletes and others was appalling on many levels. No young woman who is raped or sexually abused should be treated with the apathy and disregard described in the newspaper’s report. Sadly, it shouldn’t be news that LSU might not take sexual […]