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Panelist Bio


Elizabeth Crisp
The Advocate

Elizabeth Crisp covers Louisiana politics for The Advocate newspaper in Baton Rouge.

A Mississippi State University graduate, Elizabeth has reported on the Louisiana Legislature and state politics since 2013. She previously covered Missouri politics for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Mississippi Legislature for the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.

Elizabeth's reporting on Louisiana politics has over the past year taken her to Iowa to follow Gov. Jindal's presidential campaign; to Cuba to report on the state's efforts to strengthen trade relations; to Washington, D.C., to cover the battle for disaster recovery aid following this year's catastrophic floods; and to many, many festivals across the state to see candidates on the campaign trail.

She has been one of The Advocate ‘s lead reporters on the 2014 Senate race, 2015 Gubernatorial race and this year's Senate election.

Elizabeth is married to Ross Dellenger, who covers LSU football for The Advocate.

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     12/18 - News About the News (Encore)

How can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference?
According to the 2018 Louisiana Survey, when it comes to trusting news organizations, more Louisiana residents put their faith in local media than national media outlets. Despite that trust, only 36 percent of the state’s news consumers say local news deals fairly with both sides.

So, why is there so much mistrust of the news media? Where are consumers primarily getting their news? How can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on a special encore presentation of “News about the News” airing Wednesday, December 26 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE.

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