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JFP Increases News Coverage, Adds Reporter

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A Laurel newspaper will close its doors this Thursday.

The Jackson Free Press is pleased to announce that starting today, Jan. 5, we are increasing our daily news coverage, and welcoming a new reporter to our staff. Ward Schaefer, a former public-school teacher who trained with the JFP as a news intern last year, is joining senior reporter Adam Lynch on the news beat. Ward will focus energies on covering Hinds County, as well as assisting Adam at the state Legislature, as well as general reporting duties. Ward is also covering the federal trial of Frank Melton and Michael Recio. E-mail him at [e-mail missing], or reach either Adam or Ward at 601.362.6121 ext. 8. Adam's e-mail address is [e-mail missing].

Also, starting today, look for more breaking news headlines every morning at http://www.jacksonfreepress.com.

Read Ward Schaefer's investigative feature on the cold civil rights murder of Louis Allen here.

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Welcome aboard, Ward!

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LatashaWillis
Date
2009-01-06T11:04:46-06:00
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Woo hoo! Congrats Ward, you deserve it.

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Sophie
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2009-01-06T13:04:15-06:00
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welcome!

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kcaven
Date
2009-01-06T14:07:47-06:00
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Hat tip to Sam Hall for his comments about this post. I appreciate what he said, and will say this in return: We do this to get news and vital context out first and foremost, and believe that is the best business model. Times are tough, but we believe that's what journalism has to be about. We are blessed to have a passionate, and growing, news team, and to have such a receptive reading public, who want the truth regardless of politics, which is what we strive to deliver day in and day out. Cheers, all.

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DonnaLadd
Date
2009-01-06T14:22:54-06:00
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In an era where the Ledge and other corporate media are laying off staff, you guys are adding on. Sweet!

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golden eagle
Date
2009-01-12T16:55:04-06:00
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It's nice to see the JFP thriving. You are definitely a welcomed alternative.

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kudzuking
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2009-01-13T15:24:22-06:00

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