Event Archive

2019 Events

Thursday, August 15 — Shelton, a native of Columbia, Miss., returned to his home state in 2017 to work as the first photojournalist at Mississippi Today. His position, supported in part by Report for America, takes him across Mississippi, exploring the people, communities and environments of the South's most storied state. Shelton's work is intimate, quiet and profound. This collection of photography offers a glimpse into the lives of everyday Mississippians, and explores a range of emotion from pride and resilience to suffering and sorrow.

Photographs were available for purchase with proceeds directly supporting photographer Eric Shelton and reporter Michelle Liu, the Report for America corps members in the Mississippi Today newsroom.

2018 Events

Eric J. Shelton, Mississippi Today/ Report for America

The Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski: Live at the Ford Center event at Oxford University Friday, September 14, 2018.

Friday, September 14, 2018 — Mississippi Today hosted a dynamic conversation with Joe and Mika and author Jon Meacham, where Joe and Mika took questions from the audience during an hour-long program at the Gertrude C. Ford Center on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford. Welcoming remarks were given by Andy Lack.

2017 Events

May 12, 2017 — The inside scoop with Jon Meacham and Andrew Lack in partnership with The Meek School of Journalism and New Media and the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at the University of Mississippi.

2016 Events

May 2, 2016 — Our inaugural celebration was one for the books!  To the more than 300 people who were in attendance, including more than half a dozen elected officials and three governors of Mississippi (current and former!), we thank each of you for being there to celebrate with us as we officially launched Mississippi Today.