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Panelist Bio


Paul Frey
Louisiana Landowners Association

Paul Frey received an undergraduate degree in Forestry and Wildlife Management from Louisiana State University in 1974. He was employed by the Louisiana Forestry Commission, Louisiana Office of Forestry and Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry for over 33 years until retirement on December 28, 2007. His last 18 years of service was as Louisiana State Forester. He was elected President of the National Association of State Foresters in 1997.

Frey was appointed Executive Director of the Louisiana Landowners Association (LLA) on January 1, 2008. He has been appointed by the Governor of LA to the state’s Water Resources Commission & Oilfield Site Restoration Commission and is a registered lobbyist in the state of Louisiana. He represented LLA on both the 2012 and 2017 Coastal Master Plan Framework Development Team.

Frey is an avid sportsman and is a long time member of CCA, Delta Waterfowl and Ducks Unlimited as well as the Louisiana Landowners Association and the Louisiana Forestry Association.

He has received numerous state and federal awards including the Outstanding Alumnus Award from LSU Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries Alumni Association, the Distinguished Service Award from the Louisiana Society of American Foresters, the Current Achievement Award for Leadership in Legislation from the National Association of State Foresters and was elected to the LSU Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries Hall of Fame in 2011.

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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