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Who we are

Mississippi Today is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) news and media company with a forward-facing mission of civic engagement and public dialogue through service journalism, live events and digital outreach.

Founded in 2016 as a statehouse watchdog, Mississippi Today’s roots in Capitol coverage have grown to encompass a myriad of beats beyond politics and policy, including education, public health, justice, environment, equity, and, yes, sports. The brainchild of Andrew R. Lack, former chairman of NBC News Universal, and Donna and Jim Barksdale, Netscape CEO and philanthropist, Mississippi Today has grown to be the largest newsroom in Mississippi, proving that free, nonpartisan news is the antidote to apathy and an essential key to government accountability.

Led by the state’s top journalists, marketers and business minds, Mississippi Today is recognized nationally by the likes of the Institute for Nonprofit News, American Journalism Project, Knight Media Fund and the Online News Association as a leader in public service journalism and newsroom innovation.


Each year, we host 30-plus live events throughout the state, showcasing the talent of our team and engaging in conversation with the state’s brightest minds, big thinkers and local leaders. Our programming ranges from in-person public newsroom events that shape and inform our reporting, to large-scale journalism summits that explore timely topics with depth and nuance. Our signature annual event, People, Politics and the Press, attracts hundreds of informed Mississippians to downtown Jackson for a day-long civic engagement forum featuring national newsmakers, elected officials and the most prolific journalists from throughout the region.

Who funds us?

Mississippi News and Information Corporation, operating as Mississippi Today, was incorporated in Mississippi as a nonprofit organization on Oct. 3, 2014, and was granted its exemption from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code on March 6, 2015. is supported by grants from foundations, by contributions from donors and sponsors and by advertising. All donations are tax deductible.  A complete list of the Mississippi Today donors and sponsors can be viewed here.

Our Audience

Mississippi Today centers reader experience at the heart of everything we do. Our audience is essential to the stories we report, and we aim to reach them in ways that make accessing the news a regular way of life. We do this through our dynamic website, text messaging, web alerts, podcasts, social media and mobile app.

Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities


a daily dose of Mississippi news delivered every weekday morning

a weekly recap of the best of Mississippi news every Saturday morning

weekly curated content from Marshall Ramsey on Sundays

a monthly rundown of our education coverage

a monthly women and girls’ newsletter

specially curated content for members only

speciality content curated for our ExPats community

the Delta bureau’s digest of news and analysis

Host Adam Ganucheau and the Mississippi Today political team bring you intimate access to the most connected players and observers in Mississippi politics. New episode each Monday.

includes Mississippi-centric sports talk and stories podcast with MT’s 13-time Mississippi Sports Writer of the Year Rick Cleveland and Scorebook Live senior reporter Tyler Cleveland. New episode each Thursday.

Mississippi Stories is a weekly series of discussions with some of Mississippi’s most interesting people, hosted by Editor-at-Large and Editorial Cartoonist Marshall Ramsey. New episode each Wednesday.

Digital Display

Advertise on and our mobile app. Our website averages over 500,000 page views monthly. Please consult with our Sales and Marketing Director Candi Richardson for custom solutions.

Partner Stories allow sponsors to reach Mississippi Today’s audience through brand messaging in the form of written articles. Article will feature sponsor bio and byline. The story will be promoted on the homepage of Mississippi Today is the largest member-supported, digital-first, nonpartisan media organization that informs Mississippians — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government, education and statewide issues.

Advertising Acceptability Policy

Mississippi Today reserves the right to accept or decline any advertisement or sponsorship it is offered.

Mississippi Today will decline to accept advertising that it knows or believes to be misleading, inaccurate, fraudulent or illegal, or that fails to comply, in Mississippi Today’s sole discretion, with its standards of decency, taste or dignity.

Mississippi Today maintains a clear separation between news and advertising content. Mississippi Today will reject advertising that attempts to blur this distinction in a manner that, in Mississippi Today’s judgment, confuses readers.
To clearly distinguish advertisements from content, we require that all white background ads come with a border.

Please allow 48 hours for launch of materials.

Rates and restrictions subject to change at any time, at the discretion of Mississippi Today.