Formed in 2018, the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting is a nonprofit news organization that seeks to empower citizens in their communities by informing and educating the public. Whether reporting on the criminal justice system, public education funding, prisons, public corruption, political cronyism, generational poverty, health woes, racial disparities or a host of other issues, this nonprofit center is making a difference in Mississippi’s future. Led by legendary investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell, winner of a MacArthur Genius Award, the center is exposing dark deeds, pulling back the curtain on the spending of taxpayer money and providing workable solutions for the public. By tapping into the existing power of longtime newspapers, TV stations and radio stations across the state, as well as new digital delivery systems, the Center is able to deliver its message to the widest audience. Through this work, the Center empowers Mississippians, helping them ensure that our public meetings and records stay public and that our democracy works as intended.
Focus Areas: Crime, Investigative Reporting, Social Issues