The last 365 days have been unconventional to say the least, but as we enter year 20, the JFP staff decided we would love to remain positive and share our “something good”s of the last year with our readership.
Along with changes on the national level, I've got several changes to report on the local JFP front, effective with this issue.
Even in the face of a global pandemic and transitioning to working from home, the Jackson Free Press has continually sought to provide responsible, vital reporting online and in print and to showcase the people who make Jackson and Mississippi a wonderful home.
"A big passion of mine is making short films, which encompasses writing, directing and editing—and I love every step."
Five things to know about Jackson Free Press freelance photographer Acacia Clark.
"In my position, I ask people questions, listen, read a lot, file public-records requests, attend public meetings—and try to translate all of this into coherent stories with the goal of sharing information with the public."
"The word 'power is often misused. It's not about money or controlling everything. To me, showing unconditional love for a partner, a city, a state or a nation through the toughest times is the most powerful one can be. And I couldn't be prouder than the man on this crazy journey with me."
"Today marks a year since I began working for the Jackson Free Press. Much has happened since I meekly walked through that door. Before I get into that, though, allow me to tell you my 'JFP story.'"
These are not necessarily people who did positive things, although many did. They are Mississippians who emerged as the most interesting and who caused a lot of conversation in the capital city and beyond.
The need for a new moral and cultural compass is why I and my co-founder Kimberly Griffin are announcing a new media project today called the Mississippi Free Press, which, like my newspaper, is named in homage to a Civil Rights Movement newspaper in Jackson.