MFP Contributor

Author: Donna Ladd

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‘MFP Model Must Spread’: We Persevere Through Proactive Reporting

“Kimberly and I have assembled a team at the Mississippi Free Press who aren’t easily fooled, who believe in difficult proactive reporting, and who report causes and then solutions,” Donna Ladd writes. “Our team is not lured by the two-way horserace model that lets so much vital reporting slip through the cracks and helps ingrain the kinds of public and media ignorance that led us to this moment. We don’t bow to politicians or parties of any stripe, and we work to anticipate the story, not scramble to catch up later.
As someone told me last week in Los Angeles: ‘The MFP model must spread.'”

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We Just Amped Up Our Fight to Attend Party Caucuses at the Capitol. Here’s Why.

Attorney Rob McDuff of the Mississippi Center for Justice is now representing the Mississippi Free Press and Nick Judin in an ethics complaint against the House Speaker Philip Gunn and the Republican House Caucus for refusing to allow Judin and other members of the public to attend its meetings. Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann believes Republican Senate Caucus gatherings fall under the Mississippi Open Meetings Act.

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Power Is Power. It Always Needs More Sunshine.

“Power is power, and it always deserves more sunshine, not less. All Mississippi Free Press journalists believe in that principle and, like Nick Judin in recent weeks, will try to bring you the information others would rather you not have. This is exactly what “truth to power” means, and we’re dedicated to it.”

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, walks under a camouflage net in a trench as he visits the war-hit Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Dec. 6, 2021.
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From Zelenskyy to Mississippi: The Fight for Democracy Begins at Home

Editor Donna Ladd writes that President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is showing fearless leadership in the collaborative fight to preserve democracy, just as we have to work together and a fierce devotion to protecting one’s home from fascist control person by person and against great odds. Mississippians need to emulate this spirit to guarantee freedom for all on a local level, she writes.

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