Mississippi Today is pleased to announce that Nigel Dent has joined the Mississippi Today Audience Team.

Nigel Dent

Dent, a native of Natchez, will serve as Mississippi Today’s audience journalist. He will work to engage with readers, create audience-centered resources and distribute Mississippi Today’s news across various digital platforms.

“I am thrilled to have Nigel join our ongoing, innovative efforts to grow and engage our audience — to make our news and information accessible and meaningful to all Mississippians,” said Mississippi Today Audience Development Director Lauchlin Fields.

Dent will also assist in other areas of audience development such as search engine optimization, audience growth and engagement, and newsletter production and delivery.

“One thing I learned about Mississippi Today, even from initial interactions, is that this team is dedicated to tapping into the heart of Mississippi — its citizens — to tell better and more pertinent stories about the different kinds of people that live here,” Dent said. “I’m grateful to be starting in the department that has such a big hand in reaching out to and retaining those citizens as loyal readers.”

Dent, a 2021 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media, most recently covered culture, social justice, LGBTQ+ issues and other topics for The Daily Mississippian.

“Nigel has the rare ability to see people for who they are and, importantly, knows how to tell their stories in vivid and revealing ways,” said Adam Ganucheau, Mississippi Today’s editor in chief. “He’s going to be such a valuable addition to our newsroom of journalists who strive to arm Mississippians with the information they need to become more civically engaged.”

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