talks


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.

discussions


SCHEDULE

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

concerts


SPONSORS

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

sessions


ANCILLARY
ACTIVITIES

There is so much to see and do in the Capitol City. Check out this Jackson city guide to make the most of your trip.

MEET THE SPEAKERS

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YAMICHE ALCINDOR
Journalist, PBS NewsHour
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EVAN SMITH
CEO, Texas Tribune
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JONATHAN MARTIN
National Political Correspondent, The New York Times
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RANDALL PINKSTON
Emmy-Award Winning Journalist

VIEW THE SCHEDULE

  09:00 AM

Keynote: Yamiche Alcindor

  10:00 AM

Concurrent Sessions:

"Fake News," Public Trust and the Media

Rep. Andy Gibson; 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

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.

  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

Southern Politics in the Age of Trump

Austin Barbour, Brandon Jones; Jonathan Martin; Yamiche Alcindor; Curtis Wilkie, moderator

  3:30 PM

Concluding Panel

The Fourth Estate: The Role of Journalism in our Democracy — Jonathan Martin; Evan Smith; Yamiche Alcindor; 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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