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Janice Lansing
Governor Edwards’ Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Policy

Ms. Lansing is the Chief Financial Officer for the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. She is responsible for the administration of the agency’s business operations, including accounting, budget control, procurement, contract and grant management, property control, management and program analysis, and human resources for the agency.
Ms. Lansing holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Southeastern Louisiana University.

Upon completion of her Master’s degree in 1992, Ms. Lansing accepted a position in the Legislative Fiscal Office as a Fiscal Analyst. In 1996, she was appointed by Lt. Governor Kathleen Blanco to serve as Undersecretary for the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. In 2004, she was appointed by Governor Blanco as the Undersecretary for the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and in 2008, she was re-appointed as Undersecretary by Governor Bobby Jindal. In February 2010, Ms. Lansing accepted the Chief Financial Officer position at the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, a newly formed organization responsible for Louisiana’s coastal restoration and flood protection efforts. She is also a Trustee on the Louisiana State Employees Retirement System Board, and most recently, is serving as the Chair of the Governor’s Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination.

Ms. Lansing is married to Steve Lansing and they have two children, Ian and Angele.

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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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