Who are our members?
Our members are all different: They live in different communities, they follow different stories and they engage with us in different ways. They work in different fields, come from different age ranges and donate in different amounts and frequencies.
Yet, they all have one common interest: independent journalism in Mississippi.
From California to Washington DC, members everywhere recognize that an investment in nonprofit news is an investment in Mississippi.
Members live and work in every corner of the state: on the Coast, in the Delta and in our Capital City.
Members are readers who have joined a growing community of Mississippians who care deeply about civic life and demand accountability from leaders.
Members support our public service journalism mission by donating to our nonprofit newsroom. Our journalists may tell the stories, but without our members, those stories go untold.
What do our members get?
Behind the scenes access to our editors and reporters is provided monthly through The Exclusive. In addition, each month we give members the opportunity to sit down with various reporters and editors through our virtual meetings.
Engaged and invested members receive a Mississippi Today welcome packet in the mail, including our member decal, so that they can show their support.
Priority Passes to Events
Engaged and invested members receive two discounted passes and priority registration for events.
Why do our members support us?
“Fair, unbiased accurate reporting. I admire many of MS Today’s staff and contributors.”-Jan P.
“I appreciate the character of your reporters and the ethics of your organization. Truthfulness!”-Linda W.
“I believe our progress depends on honest journalism.”-Wendy M.
“I value independent journalism–especially in my home state.”-Beverly G.
“I believe a professional press is essential to freedom.”-Tom W.
“I enjoy and appreciate what you all are doing for us Mississippians.”-Beth B.
I’m an email subscriber. Am I member too?
Subscribers receive one of our newsletters in their email inbox and members are readers who donate to our newsroom.
While most members are subscribers, not all subscribers are members.
However, we find that subscribers often choose to become members. We know that subscribers value our work; but, after engaging with us, they often become invested in our mission as well.