November 1, 2022
News is deeper than a headline
NewsMatch starts TODAY!
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On August 29, 2022, when the failure of Jackson’s water system made headlines across the nation, our newsroom sprang into action, deploying our entire staff to cover the crisis. To us, this story was more than breaking news. It was personal.
As the water crisis impacted our communities, our families, and our friends, and left vulnerable residents facing medical and other emergencies without a critical, life-saving resource, our coverage served as a reliable source of information and updates for the Jacksonians navigating this state of emergency.
Mississippi Today has always placed our communities’ information needs at the center of our reporting. And while our journalists may be the ones writing the stories, our coverage is powered by your generosity.
During the water crisis, your support enabled us to launch into action, setting up text lines for readers to submit questions, clarifying conflicting messaging from local and state representatives, and covering the crisis from the diverse perspectives of residents, schools, hospitals, businesses, nursing homes, first responders, and more. While so much seemed beyond our control, our team remained focused and hard at work to ensure people on the ground were informed and supported.
Keep up this work!
I hope you will consider making a gift to Mississippi Today to ensure we continue to help Mississippians gain a nuanced understanding of how their lives will be affected in moments of crisis and beyond.
Starting now—through December 31—the Maddox Foundation, the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s education program will match your new recurring donation dollar-for-dollar, combined up to $50,000. That means that, with your help, we can earn up to $100,000.
Thank you for your support and dedication to Mississippi’s communities.
Mary Margaret White
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