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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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Elon Musk and the Oligarchs of the ‘Second Gilded Age’ Can Sway the Public And Exploit Their Data

“I suspect Elon Musk’s desire in buying Twitter goes beyond a desire to control and shape public discourse, ” Media scholar Nolan Higdon writes. “Today’s equivalent of the Gilded Age oligarchs—the handful of super-rich Americans gobbling up increasing chunks of the media landscape—will have that, but they will also have access to a trove of personal data of users and news consumers.”

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MFP’s Spring Campaign 2022: We’re Committed To Reporting ‘Solutions For Mississippi’

“It’s one of the most fabulous times of the year! MFP’s spring fundraising campaign launched this past weekend with the theme, ‘Solutions for Mississippi.’ I can’t stress this enough,” Kimberly Griffin writes. “No gift is too small. Also, no gift is too big, so don’t let that stop you. Please give what you can to kick off this critical campaign.”

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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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