Jackson Free Press

The Jackson Free Press, referred to often as simply "JFP", is a for profit community magazine available free of charge at various retail establishments in Jackson, Mississippi founded in 2002 and owned by Mississippi native and Donna Ladd, author and technology expert Todd Stauffer. It is currently the only member of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) in the state of Mississippi. JFP distributes approximately 15,000 free copies to 425+ locations throughout the Jackson metropolitan area twice monthly. It is known locally for its annual Best of Jackson awards as nominated by its readers and its online political blogs. It also has sponsored numerous local events such as the Fondren ArtMix, JubileeJam, the Chick Ball, the "Race, Religion & Society Series" and the Crossroads Film Festival. The publication is named after the Mississippi Free Press, a civil rights movement newspaper started by a multiracial coalition including Medgar Evers, Rev. R.L.T. Smith, and printed by white newspaper publisher Hazel Brannon Smith. In its first four years of publication, JFP won 14 national writing awards from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. In July 2005, a team of JFP journalists, led by editor Donna Ladd, joined Thomas Moore and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation fil... ()

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Fischer | Data Science ID: NEWSPAPERS:3580, Added: 07/15/2019, Last updated: 12/13/2019