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Young Perps: The Costs of Sensationalizing Youth Crime

Jackson Police Department spokesman Sgt. Roderick Holmes Holmes told the Jackson Free Press that the police department's protocol for sending out mugshots to media depends on several factors, including public ...

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Media, Cops: Choose Crime Solutions Over Perp Shows

It has never occurred to me to call up the police and ask them to stage a special "perp walk" so I can send someone to photograph someone accused of ...

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Our Journalism Seeks Solutions Over Blame and Partisanship

I'm a journalist to find solutions for issues such as youth crime. And that means seeking the various causes first to get there. That is why the journalism in the ...

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JFP Editor Donna Ladd's Speech at the Women's March, State Capitol, Jackson, Miss, 1/21/17

JFP Editor-in-chief and CEO Donna Ladd ended the Jackson Women's March at the Mississippi Capitol on Jan. 21, 2017, with this speech about the importance of independent media.

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SUNSHINE WEEK: Amid Push for Transparency, Few Colleges Reveal Investments

Colleges and universities are under growing pressure from Congress and campus activists to reveal financial investments made through their endowments, but most institutions are standing firm against the idea.

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SUNSHINE WEEK: Obtaining Police Emails Can Take Months, Cost Thousands

As law enforcement agencies have come under increased scrutiny in recent years, media organizations, watchdog groups and others have become more vigilant about filing public-records requests for emails and documents, ...

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SUNSHINE WEEK: Ten Commandments for Open Meetings

Too many elected boards seek every opportunity to meet out of sight of the public they serve.

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SUNSHINE WEEK: Public Needs Year-Round Access to Documents, Meetings, Donation Information

The JFP has long focused on the serious problem of campaign donation transparency in the state, especially that shielded by political action committees, and more recently the problem with city ...

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AP Sues Over Access to FBI Records Involving Fake News Story

The Associated Press sued the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday over the FBI's failure to provide public records related to the creation of a fake news story used to plant ...

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Brian Tolley Departing as Clarion-Ledger Editor

Brian Tolley, the executive editor of the Clarion-Ledger, announced his departure this afternoon on the newspaper's website.

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Clarion-Ledger Parent Co. Gannett Slashing News Staffs

Jim Romenesko is reporting about a Gannett plan that would involve staff cuts and require current newsroom employees to reapply for new jobs.

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As 34th Birthday Nears, CNN Struggles to Keep Viewers

When CNN first signed on, it was greeted by a chorus of skeptics. Not just doubt about Ted Turner's vow that his all-news network would be there long enough to ...

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Analysis: Municipal Courts May be Less Transparent

Watching a state or federal court hearing or getting court records is usually a simple procedure in Mississippi. Just show up at the courtroom at the appointed time or ask ...

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NSA Spy Report Among Potential Pulitzer Contenders

The Pulitzer Prizes, journalism's highest honor, will be announced Monday. Among the potential contenders are reporters who revealed the massive U.S. government surveillance effort.

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National: Loose Lips Give Ammunition to MSNBC Foes

Since MSNBC is in the political ring, its opponents are always on the lookout for things to attack. Lately, NBC's left-leaning cable news sister has offered plenty of ammunition.

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