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SPEAKERS

Nationally recognized journalists and regional stand-outs offer experience and insight into the roles of reporting, trust-building and technology  in today's news environment.

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SCHEDULE

With multiple keynote speakers and not-to-miss panel discussions, start planning today to make the most of your experience.

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SPONSORS

This one-day civic engagement summit is made possible by many dedicated partners. We thank you for bringing this event to life!

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ANCILLARY
ACTIVITIES

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MEET THE SPEAKERS

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JESSE HOLLAND
Washington Correspondent, The Associated Press
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EVAN SMITH
CEO, Texas Tribune
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ALEX BURNS
National Political Correspondent, The New York Times
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RANDALL PINKSTON
Emmy-Award Winning Journalist

VIEW THE SCHEDULE

  09:00 AM

Keynote: Jesse Holland

  10:00 AM

Concurrent Sessions:

"Fake News," Public Trust and the Media

Jeff Amy; R.L. Nave; Anita Lee; Randall Pinkston, moderator

If We Don't Do It, Who Will?: Community Journalism in Mississippi

Charlie Smith (The Columbian Progress); Ray Mosby (Deer Creek Pilot); Jamie Patterson (Yazoo Herald); David Hampton, moderator

  11:15 AM

Southern Politics in the Age of Trump

Austin Barbour; Brandon Jones; Jesse Holland; Alexander Burns; Curtis Wilkie, moderator

  12:15 PM

Lunch Break

  1:00 PM

Keynote: Evan Smith

"From the State House to Your House: The Future of the Media"

  2:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions:

Covering the Mississippi Capitol

Emily Pettus; Bobby Harrison; Geoff Pender; Adam Ganucheau; Meg Annison, moderator

Millennials and the Media

Bracey Harris; Ko Bragg; Ashley Norwood; Kayleigh Skinner; Jake McGraw, moderator.

  3:30 PM

Concluding Panel

The Fourth Estate: The Role of Journalism in our Democracy — Evan Smith; Alexander Burns; Curtis Wilkie; Randall Pinkston, moderator

 

RESERVE YOUR SPACE

People, Politics and the Press is a FREE event, but we want to know you are coming! Take a moment to reserve your seat--you can even pre-order a boxed lunch when you RSVP and skip the cafe line on event day!

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