Mississippi Today

Health and public policy reporting in the Mississippi Delta

Location: Ridgeland, Mississippi

About the News Organization: Mississippi Today is dedicated to providing Mississippians with reporting that inspires active interest in their state and equips them to engage in community life.

About the position: A Report for America corps member will expand written coverage of public policy issues, particularly criminal justice, in the nation’s poorest state, especially in the Mississippi Delta and other poverty-affected areas. A second Report for America corps member will work as a photojournalist to illustrate through a visual approach to storytelling the impact of public policy issues such as health care, education and income security in the Delta. Video skills will be a plus.