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Mississippi Today startup pursues role of government watchdog

The nonprofit posted its first stories in late March and has since covered budget issues and contentious legislation, such as a “religious freedom” law that allows public employees and businesses to refrain from offering same-sex couples services if they oppose homosexuality based on their religious beliefs.

Through the Mississippians Together Annual Fund, the organization has attracted members including both students and CEOs of major corporations, Hederman said. Membership benefits include priority registration for events, emails from the co-editors and a welcome kit with a bumper sticker and tote bag.

Mississippi Today also plans to hold free policy-related events, especially in the run-up to the presidential election.

“We are a nonpartisan group, which means that our one goal is to report all the facts, hopefully offering context on events and then allowing our readers to determine which side of an issue they fall on,” Moore said. “We’re not in any way going to try to take a partisan view on one issue.”


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5/16/16

Posted May 16, 2016 - 7:12 pm

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