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EDITORIAL: Free Press Is Not Here to Comfort the Powerful; We're Here for Truth

The Jackson Free Press, and its editors and journalists, have come under fire many times since we launched 16 years ago in Mississippi's capital city.

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People on the Streets

The Jackson Free Press asked people on the streets the question, "What does Jackson need?"

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Finding Community in a Calendar

It is next to impossible to spread the word about every single interesting activity going on in Jackson in any given week, but we are sure trying to put a ...

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Of Love, Ego and Believing in All of Our Children

The Mississippi Youth Media Project, Donna Ladd's passion project with its own newsroom next door to the Jackson Free Press, invites young people of various backgrounds, and doesn't shy away ...

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PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Times They Are a Changin’ at the JFP

Let's jump right to it—we're announcing exciting changes with this issue. We've been planning for months how we will best serve the reader, how we serve local businesses and help ...

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Rogues' Gallery: Fun, Creative Ways Critics Went After the JFP Over 15 Years

Critics have gone after the JFP in quite a number of ways over the years. Here are just a few of them.

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When the JFP Launched in September 2002 ...

Quite a few things have changed since the Jackson Free Press launched in September 2002. Here's a list of some of them.

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Most Viral, Impactful Stories in the First 15 Years of the Jackson Free Press

The JFP has gotten hundreds of thousands of page views for our top-viewed stories since we started tracking a decade or so ago. Here are our biggest stories ever, and ...

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The JFP at 15: Raising Hell, Having Fun

The Jackson Free Press' official birthday is Sept. 22, my late badass mother's birthday. She was illiterate, but loved to tell stories and encouraged me to say whatever I needed ...

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Celebrating 15 Years in the DIY City

The Jackson Free Press is 15 years old. It's still sinking in a little. No, it doesn't seem like "yesterday" to me when we started the JFP—because it's been a ...

Photos of the week: Oct. 16 - 22

See the photos and read the stories from this week's issue.