January 11, 2020

People, Politics & the Press

a one-day civic engagement summit

People, Politics and the Press is a one-day civic engagement summit hosted by Mississippi Today at the Mississippi Museum of Art. The event features nationally recognized names in media, as well as the region’s best reporters for panel discussions, lectures and open format conversations exploring the crucial role journalism plays in creating informed citizens and a healthy democracy.

Join us January 11, 2020!


Overall event goals include:

  • Deepening the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the close connection between democracy, journalism, and an informed citizenry
  • Increasing media literacy by engaging the public in discussions with journalists and scholars about reliable and unreliable sources of information
  • Exploring obstacles to sustaining high-quality local journalism and potential solutions



Mississippi Museum of Art, Downtown Jackson


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!