Mississippi Today Recap

2019

At Mississippi Today, we don’t measure impact by clicks and pageviews. Yes. Those numbers help inform our coverage by showing what our readers find most illuminating and compelling. But what matters most to our newsroom are the tangible outcomes that result from our reporting. Take our recent story about a Delta community’s fight to get clean water. After publishing our story just before Thanksgiving, state regulators responded to the crisis. Now, solutions are being discussed for the Delta and other communities around our state.

This is how we measure impact, and it's the very reason for journalism like ours in Mississippi.

Important Work

View our playlist of videos from staff members discussing the important work they did in 2019.

Click below to hear from Aallyah Wright and Kelsey Davis, our Delta Bureau team:

Our readers have proven that the work we do at Mississippi Today matters. We saw 150 percent more people visiting our site in 2019 over the previous year.

As a recap to a fantastic year, we want to share our most-read news coverage, photo galleries, cartoons and sports columns.

Most Read Stories of 2019

Top Cartoons

2019 Photo Galleries

THE YEAR IN PHOTOS

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THE YEAR IN IN THE DELTA

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THE YEAR IN POLITICS

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2019 Series

TEACHER SHORTAGE

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Data Visualizations

Most Read Sports Stories

Mississippi Today Events

Mississippi Today hosts events to live out the mission of civic engagement and public dialog through service journalism, live events and digital outreach.

In 2019, we expanded on the Public Newsroom series by hosting eights events in three Delta towns. We launched Marshall's Mississippi by taking this roadshow to Tupelo, Starkville and Hattiesburg. We got Mississippians together in Atlanta, New Orleans and Nashville for the Expats Project. We held our first photo expo in Jackson ahead of the Mississippi Book Festival. And we hsoted two debate watch parties around town.

The first event for 2020 is already on the books! Join us for People, Politics and the Press on January 11 at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson. Get tickets.

Learn more about Mississippi Today events or get involved.

Continuing Coverage

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    One year after a promise of federal involvement and transparency, there are no further explanations on the causes of 16 deaths at Mississippi prisons in August 2018 and families and advocates continue to demand answers

Looking Ahead

Mississippi Today will continue to expand our coverage on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 2020, with enterprise stories on the anniversaries of Hurricane Katrina and the BP Oil Spill publishing early in the new year. Our reporting on the broader ecological challenges to our region and particularly to the Coast is the beginning of what we hope will grow into a dedicated environmental reporter position on our team. Be on the lookout for more reporting on Mississippi’s natural resources and how communities are dealing with the changing climate. 

 

Recent environment reporting:

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As you can see by the range and depth of work laid out above, we have had a great year of growth, and we have even bigger things planned for 2020.

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