When we opened our doors in March 2022, I’m not sure my co-founder and Editor Donna Ladd and I would’ve predicted we’d make such a substantial impact in less than three years.
We’ve won dozens of awards, including two Society of Professional Journalists Diamond Journalist of the Year trophies across seven states, with Ashton Pittman taking home the prize in 2021 and Kayode Crown winning for 2022. We also won the Local Independent Online News (LION) award for Community Engagement in the Medium/Large category. Dozens of national, regional, and state media have sourced and credited our work, most recently Nick Judin’s series on Jackson’s water crisis with its deep dives into the complex history of the capital city’s troubled water infrastructure and the systems that caused it. Not to mention that Deputy editor Azia Wiggins was a finalist for the Institute for Nonprofit News’ Nonprofit Newcomer of the Year Award, and I was selected for the Emerging Leader in Nonprofit Media award.
We’ve accomplished a lot, but there’s so much more to do. Here are a few ways your donation helps grow our newsroom:
$1,000 covers travel for a deep-dive investigation. We often make trips across our state that span several days.
$500 helps cover our server and technical costs. Our breaking stories often create an influx of traffic. We need top-of-the-line servers and tech when that happens.
$250 ensures our team can pay for record-request copies. Here’s a fun fact: these costs are not uniform across the state, so our reporters never know how much a request will cost.
$100 covers a portion of our newsletter cost. Our daily newsletter sends our readers breaking news for free.
$50 helps pay for virtual phone services so we can stay in contact with readers, sources and supporters like you.
$25 covers the cost of virtual team meetings where we connect with team members from around the state.
Partners like you make it possible to keep doing this critical, award-winning work. Thank you for all you’ve done to move the needle here with Mississippi stories that matter. Any gift in any amount grows our reporting
Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer
If you prefer to donate by check, make it payable to Mississippi Journalism and Education Group and mail to:
Mississippi Journalism and Education Group
125 S. Congress St., Suite 1324
Jackson, MS 39201
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