Product Engagement Coordinator

Alyssa Bass serves as the Product Engagement Coordinator. The Monroe, Louisiana, native has lived in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, for more than 10 years. In 2020, Alyssa earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minor in Black Studies from The University of Southern Mississippi. There, she served as the executive editor of the award-winning student newspaper The Student Printz. 
 
After graduation, she freelanced for the Jackson Free Press and interned as a production assistant with PBS FRONTLINE. She rejoins Mississippi Today after interning with Mississippi Today’s marketing and engagement team in 2019.

“As someone who started their journalism career as a reporter, I understand the value of telling meaningful stories. However, I know that the value of those stories gets diminished if the communities who need them the most don’t have access to them. Helping Mississippians get engaged in the news that impacts their everyday lives is an honor, and I am proud to be a part of team that values community feedback and partnership.”

— Alyssa Bass