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Panelist Bio


Matt Dardenne
Creative + Political Director, Red Six Media

Matt Dardenne is the political and creative director at Red Six Media, an advertising agency he co-founded in 2009. Matt received his undergraduate in Mass Communication at LSU just months before starting his business.

In addition to their advertising work for corporate clients like Dow Chemical and the Capital Area United Way, Dardenne and Red Six Media are quickly making a name for themselves in political circles, working for successful campaigns at the local and statewide level. Clients include Judge Bill Morvant for Supreme Court, John Delgado for Baton Rouge Metro Council, Jay Dardenne for Lt. Governor and Mert Smiley for Ascension Parish Assessor. Red Six Media’s political services include TV and radio production, direct mail, print advertising and web/graphic design.

The Louisiana Business and Technology Center named Red Six Media the Tenant of the Year in 2011.

Matt Dardenne is a native of Baton Rouge and is the youngest son of Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Jay and Cathy Dardenne.

Current Topic


     05/18 - News About the News

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? What role has the downsizing of traditional media played in creating a gap in coverage and possibly, community trust? Where are consumers primarily getting their news? And, 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 “News about the News” airing Wednesday, May 23 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Tuesday, May 22)

Our panelists are:
• Len Apcar, Wendell Gray Switzer Jr. Endowed Chair in Media Literacy, LSU Manship School
• Jarvis DeBerry, Deputy Opinion Editor, New Orleans Times-Picayune
• Peter Kovacs, Editor, The Advocate
• Lance Porter, Director, LSU Social Media Analysis & Creation Lab

LPB CEO, Beth Courtney and journalist and political historian, Bob Mann moderate the discussion. The program features interviews with Michael Henderson, director of the LSU Public Policy Research Lab; Ray Pingree, Associate Professor wth the LSU Manship School of Communication; John DeSantis, Senior Staff Writer for The Houma Times and Judi Terzotis, president of The Advocate.

Louisiana Public Square can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.
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