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Martin Johnson, Ph.D.
LSU Manship School of Mass Communication

Martin Johnson is the Kevin P. Reilly, Sr. Chair in Political Communication and Professor of Mass Communication and Political Science at LSU, where he has served since 2014. He was previously on faculty at the University of California Riverside.

Johnson received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism at LSU and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science at Rice University.

He has published numerous scholarly articles on U.S. and state politics, public policy, elections and mass media. His book, Changing Minds or Changing Channels? Partisan News in an Age of Choice, won the 2014 Goldsmith Book Prize awarded by the Harvard Kennedy School's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy. Johnson teaches classes on U.S. and Louisiana politics, media and politics and public opinion. He also serves as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication.

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