We want to continue to build our newsroom with reporting that is reflective of — and responsive to — the complex and diverse needs of Mississippi. The best way to pursue this growth is by first listening to our fellow Mississippians and building relationships with our readers.

Whether it’s navigating COVID-19, following Mississippi’s welfare scandal, keeping up with government officials or staying informed on access to health care, we want to know what readers care most about.

We hope you’ll take a few minutes to share what issues are on your mind by taking the survey below:

This survey will take 2-3 minutes to complete. Scroll to see more questions.

Our culture of listening has created opportunities, such as our COVID Community Town Hall, reader resources, guides and texting events with reporters. Hearing from you — knowing what issues you care about and what information you need — allows us to share news and information that truly represents the communities we’re covering. It’s imperative that we, as a statewide public service news organization, seek input from Mississippians to uncover the issues that are affecting everyday people across the state.

Here’s how this will work: For the next few months, we will be doubling down on our community listening project, MT Listens, by sharing surveys across all of our platforms and creating various opportunities for people to share what’s on their minds. Your responses will inform our work and allow us to continue to build a foundation of listening while putting the information needs of our fellow Mississippians at the center of our work. We hope you will join the conversation and offer your valued input so we can continue to amplify diverse voices across the state.

We continue to keep Mississippians informed because we – like you – love Mississippi.

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We want to hear from you!

By listening more intently and understanding the people who make up Mississippi’s communities, our reporters put a human face on how policy affects everyday Mississippians. We’re listening closely to our readers to help us continue to align our work with the needs and priorities of people from all across Mississippi. Please take a few minutes to tell us what’s on your mind by clicking the button below.


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