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Panelist Bio


Rep. Dalton Honoré
D - Baton Rouge

Dalton Honoré has been a life-long dedicated law enforcement officer in East Baton Rouge Parish. In 1965 Honore was appointed as the first African-American Deputy Sheriff in East Baton Rouge Parish. He spent approximately twelve years with the Sheriff’s Office rising to the rank of Captain and Sub-Station Commander.

Honoré left the Sheriff’s Office to start a private business, and while working at the family owned business his love for law enforcement allowed him to return to that profession as a legal investigator with the Parish Attorney’s office.

His education includes a Bachelor of Science degree at Southern University in Vocational Education. Additionally, he graduated from Louisiana State University Law Enforcement Institute and Louisiana State University Basic Law Enforcement Academy.

He is a father and grandfather. Dalton was married to the late JoEthel Honoré for 45 years. They have three children and six grandchildren. He is a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

His community involvement includes his membership and volunteer work with the American Legion, Post 502, and Baton Rouge Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He continues his dedication as a member of the Southern University Century Club, Scotlandville High School Alumni Association, the Southern University 6th Man Club, and former president of the Crestworth Neighborhood Association.

In May 2010, Honoré was elected to serve as Louisiana State Representative, completing the term of deceased Rep. Avon Honey. Honoré is serving on the Administration of Criminal Justice Committee, Transportation, Highways and Public Works Committee, House Committee on Homeland Security, and Joint Committee on Homeland Security. Also he is a member of Capital Region Legislative Delegation, Democratic Caucus and Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus. Honoré was re-elected as Louisiana State Representative of District 63 on Oct. 22, 2011.

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     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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