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Author: Kimberly Griffin

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Truth-tellers, Pick Up Your Pen: Do It For Art, For Truth, For The People

If you’re already an MFP VIP Club member, you’ll know that our founding editor Donna Ladd launches a series of writing talks on Tuesday, Jan. 25. This talk series is an excellent opportunity to hear words of wisdom and inspiration from one of the best in the country. She won’t be reading or editing any of your work, but her talks about her own writing journey and what she’s learned along the way are always inspiring. 

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Black and Brown Women in Media: From Mammy to Vixen to True Inclusion

Black and Brown women go missing every day in the United States. Black and Brown women die at the hands of partners every day in the United States. Yet, we’re rarely afforded the same media attention that white women get when these tragedies strike, particularly white women who are pretty, thin and at least middle class. Perhaps you’re wondering why. I’m not. 

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MFP exclusive event with Donna Ladd and Ashton Pittman
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Exclusive Donor Event: MFP Discusses Unmasking Backroom Deals, Hidden Agendas in Mississippi

There’s so much happening at the Mississippi Free Press I hardly know where to start.  Our first donor event is Tuesday, March 26, at 6 p.m. I’ll sit down with editor Donna Ladd and reporter Ashton Pittman to talk about their nationally recognized University of Mississippi email series to go deeper into the conversation about how they started at the Ancil Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism ceremony. (Watch them here at 40:00.) It’s a terrific opportunity to learn how deep investigative reporting works and ask questions about the tough decisions involved.

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‘Accelerating’ a Stronger Mississippi Through Deep Journalism

We love that our readers appreciate the groundbreaking work of our editorial team. You deserve meaningful, rich, and dare I say fun member experiences. Our supporters are a vital part of our team. That cup of coffee a reader gives up every week or the cost of one takeout lunch shores up MFP’s truth-telling journalism financially, but also mentally. When folks are willing to put skin in the game, it energizes us in ways that are hard to describe. Most days of reporting and growing nonprofit media in Mississippi are long and challenging.

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Crisis Reporting: Covering a Systemic Water Failure and a Blame Game In Our Home State

Pipes froze and burst all over the city starting Feb. 15. We got hit with another set of freezing temps on Feb. 17. The crisis escalated quickly. Most of Jackson either lost water pressure or had no water at all for days. The City issued a boil-water notice on Feb. 18. That notice lasted until March 10. Jackson had no drinkable water for 24 days. Read that again. The capital city in a first-world country had no drinking water for 24 days.  

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