Dr. Jinx Coleman Broussard
Dr. Jinx Broussard, a 2001 Ph.D. graduate of the School of Mass Communication and Journalism, is the William Dickinson Distinguished Professor in the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University. She held numerous academic and professional positions before joining LSU’s faculty, including serving as co-chair of the mass communication department at Dillard University in New Orleans where she oversaw a unique collaboration between Dillard and LSU’s Manship School. Broussard is a faculty member for The New York Times Summer Journalism Institute. As owner and president of Jinx Broussard Consulting and Public Relations, Inc., which she established in 1994, Broussard has worked with businesses and organizations in New Orleans and beyond. She worked as the Louisiana press secretary for the Clinton-Gore presidential campaign in 1992 and served as press secretary to Mayor Sidney Barthelemy in New Orleams for seven years. Broussard was the first Africa-American to earn an undergraduate degree in journalism from LSU, and she went on to earn her master’s degree from there as well. She is the author of a book, Giving a Voice to the Voiceless: Four Pioneering Black Women Journalist and numerous journal articles and book chapters. She was inducted into the MCJ Hall of Fame in 2010.