2019 Gubernatorial Debate Watch Party
Thursday, October 10 — Mississippi Today and Barrelhouse hosted the only Gubernatorial Debate Watch Party in town as candidates Jim Hood and Tate Reeves squared off at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. The debate was on the big screen while attendees played debate bingo with door prizes. The Mississippi Today political team was on-hand for analysis following the debate.
"Local Lens: A Mississippi Perspective by Eric Shelton"
August 15, 2019 — 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 offered a glimpse into the lives of everyday Mississippians, and explored a range of emotion from pride and resilience to suffering and sorrow.
People, Politics & the Press
Saturday, July 14, 2018 — People, Politics and the Press was an unprecedented collaboration between the Mississippi Humanities Council, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, Mississippi Press Association Education Foundation, Clarion Ledger and Mississippi Today. The one-day civic engagement summit featured nationally recognized names in media, as well as the region’s best reporters and political analysts for panel discussions, lectures and open format conversations exploring the crucial role journalism plays in creating informed citizens and a healthy democracy.