Scott Richard was selected by the Louisiana School Boards Association as its Executive Director in July 2012. Prior to joining the LSBA, Mr. Richard served nine years as an elected school board member in south Louisiana whereby he held numerous leadership positions.
Professionally, Mr. Richard has public education experience as a classroom teacher, as an administrator with the Louisiana Department of Education and as a district administrator in a large school system. Scott received the Shannon Award for Excellence in School Boards Association Leadership from the National School Boards Association in 2015. Earlier this year, he was selected to chair newly elected Governor Edwards’ K-12 Education Transition Committee. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Army.
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.