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, yes, sports. Mississippi Today is now one of the largest newsrooms in Mississippi, proving that free, nonpartisan news is the antidote to apathy and an essential key to government accountability.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and led by the state’s top journalists, marketers and business minds, Mississippi Today is recognized nationally by the Institute for Nonprofit News, American Journalism Project, Knight Media Fund and the Online News Association as a leader in public service journalism and newsroom innovation.

Mississippi Today is the only fully staffed, member-supported, digital-first, nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom serving Mississippi and meeting the information needs of communities across the state.

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Founded in 2022 and based in New Orleans, Verite News elevates voices from communities that have been historically dismissed or ignored to create thoughtful, solution-based coverage on crucial topics – such as education, housing, health care, criminal justice, the environment and politics – and uplift up a region that has been left behind compared to similar national metropolitan areas.

Through partnerships with HBCUs and others, Verite News recruits, trains, and mentors the next generation of diverse journalists.

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