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Mississippi Today launch party held in Jackson

Mississippi will soon have a new source of information on top issues in the state.

A launch party was held Monday night in Jackson for Mississippi Today.  One of the founders is Andrew Lack, Chairman of NBC News and MSNBC.

The focus will be state and local government, education and poverty.  The group which includes Donna and Jim Barksdale, hopes to appeal to millennials who prefer using digital devices.      

Lack chose this state as the site of what he says is an innovative approach to news coverage.

Andrew Lack said, "I love Mississippi. I'm a grandson of Mississippi. Mississippi gave me all the opportunities I had in journalism that my Grandfather, who was born and raised here gave to my Mom, who was his only child, and passed on to me."

Mississippi Today will be a digital only nonpartisan site.  Access is free and the non-profit group will also work with journalism students in the state.

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