‘Leading-Edge Work’: Mississippi Free Press ‘Startup of the Year’ Due to Innovation, Inclusivity, Team
“What we need is innovation in Mississippi journalism, not nostalgia for the way it used to be done (and for whom),” Mississippi Free Press editor and co-founder Donna Ladd writes.
Mississippi leaders reflected this morning on the life of Colin Powell, the four-star general who served as the nation’s first Black secretary of state, after news of his death broke this morning. U.S. House Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Democrat who represents Mississippi’s Second Congressional District and chairs the House Homeland Security Committee, called Powell “the best example of a true patriot.”
Opera Mississippi Artistic Director Dean believed it was critical to assemble a group of musicians who could best replicate the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s classic sound. Dean immediately knew that his colleague Sam Bruton was the perfect person to lead the quartet.