The Louisiana State University Manship School of Mass Communication announced that it will induct three new members into its Hall of Fame. This year’s honorees include long-time NSNC member, Smiley Anders.
Smiley has worked for The Advocate, a newspaper in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, since 1973 and has written a column six days per week since 1979. In that time, he has become one of the most recognized journalists in Louisiana and is known across the country. Anders is a frequent receipent of the Herb Caen Award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. He was also chosen as the 1975 Public Relations Association of Louisiana’s Communicator of the Year.
Anders has written two books, “Sell, Sell, Sell” and “Best of Smiley.” His items-style newspaper column appears in The Advocate on Monday-Saturday, and is one of the paper’s most endearing features. Smiley was the host for the 2008 NSNC Annual Conference in New Orleans.
The LSU Manship School of Mass Communication Hall of Fame was created in 1975 to honor alumni, faculty and friends whose distinguished careers have contributed to or reflect credit on the various academic programs in the school. The school and award are named for the Manship family, which has owned media in the Baton Rouge area since 1909. The Manship School occupies the oldest building on the LSU campus and has been teaching and studying media for 98 years.