Mississippi Today is one of the largest newsrooms in Mississippi, providing free, nonpartisan news as an antidote to apathy and an essential key to government accountability.
Founded in 2016 as a statehouse watchdog, Mississippi Today’s roots in capitol coverage have grown to encompass a myriad of beats beyond politics and policy, including education, public health, justice, environment, equity and sports. It has drawn praise from civic leaders for its statewide public-interest coverage, serving diverse residents throughout the state through its journalism and events.
With support from the American Journalism Project, the organization is building a leadership and revenue team that can undertake expansion to provide local news for communities across the Deep South.
Mary Margaret White works closely with the Mississippi Today leadership team to ensure collaboration and mission alignment throughout our nonprofit newsroom. Mary Margaret builds relationships with foundations, grant makers and impact donors to ensure reporters have the financial support they need to do their work.
Adam, named Mississippi Today’s editor-in-chief April 2020, has covered politics and state government for Mississippi Today since February 2016. Adam oversees the newsroom and works with the editorial team to produce high-quality journalism in the public interest.