Public Newsroom Archive

2019 Public Newsrooms

King's Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksdale | Thursday, March 21, 2019

Do you want to keep the conversation about the teacher shortage going? Join Mississippi Today Delta-based reporters, Kelsey Davis and Aallyah Wright, for an informal discussion at our third #PublicNewsroom - a community gathering where we come together to listen, receive feedback, and build relationships.

Come out and talk about the educational issues you see contributing to the shortage and help us better understand what the reporting needs are in the Mississippi Delta. (We'll have snacks too!)

Want to catch up on our three-part teacher shortage series in partnership with The Hechinger Report? Read here:


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2018 Public Newsrooms

Bolivar County Library System in Cleveland | Saturday, May 5, 2018

There's a lot happening in the Delta when it comes to public education. Interested in learning all about what's happening in our schools? Want to talk about how journalists can be better at covering education in your community? Join Mississippi Today Delta journalists Kelsey Davis and Aallyah Wright for a special presentation and discussion at inaugural Mississippi Delta #PublicNewsroom.

Attendees will hear Davis and Wright their project “Behind The Headlines: Cleveland Central High,” which documented this historic year using only words from the students. You'll also hear from students themselves at the event.

In addition to hearing from the reporters, Mississippi Today wants to hear from YOU! We'll be sharing the mission and vision of Mississippi today while participants will have opportunities to give feedback on our coverage and suggest story ideas. We want to build strong relationships with the communities we report on.