Brittany Brown is Mississippi Today’s Justice Reporter, covering the state’s justice system with an eye for racial justice and inequity. Brittany formerly served as Mississippi Today’s inaugural Emerging Reporters Fellow. The Quitman, Mississippi, native has an M.A. in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi, where her research focused on how multimedia journalism and documentary intersect along the lines of race, injustice and history. Brittany has a bachelor’s in journalism with a minor in Spanish from the University of Mississippi, where she was a reporter and editor for The Daily Mississippian.
She previously interned for The Baltimore Sun’s breaking news desk and completed an investigative reporting fellowship with Carnegie-Knight News21, where she produced an award-winning documentary about hate crimes in the U.S. Brittany has also reported on the ground in Puerto Rico during the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
“At the core of my work is a commitment to justice and equity while centering and uplifting the voices of those who are often unheard. In my home state of Mississippi, we have a rich tradition of storytelling and need for stories to be told. Mississippi Today provides me the opportunity to do just that.”— Brittany Brown