Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Press Association’

Bill would make only 1 hospital follow open-meetings act

JACKSON — Only one publicly owned hospital in Mississippi would be required to abide by the state open-meetings and public-records laws, under a watered-down version of a bill that passed a House committee Tuesday. Senate Bill 2407 was prompted by massive problems with the employee pension plan at Singing River Hospital in Jackson County, and […] [...]

Bryant signs new public records legislation

JACKSON — A new Mississippi law could decrease the amount of money people pay to obtain public records. Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 928 yesterday, and it becomes law July 1. It says that when a person requests government records, a board or agency can only require reimbursement of costs incurred by the lowest-level […] [...]

Hood, groups petitioning for change in open records law enforcement

GREENWOOD — Mississippi Ethics Commission director Tom Hood and good government groups are asking the Legislature to give the agency more authority to enforce the state’s Public Records Act. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that Hood told a local civic club that while his agency can encourage public bodies to follow the law when it comes […] [...]

Neshoba Democrat publisher Jim Prince makes history

The Neshoba Democrat publisher James. E. “Jim” Prince III was recently re-elected president of the Mississippi Press Association. Prince will serve a second one-year term as president of the state newspaper association and its advertising services subsidiary. He becomes the first publisher to serve back-to-back terms in 23 years. Prince is president of Prince Newspaper […] [...]

MBJ wins General Excellence, 14 total awards at MPA newspaper convention

The Mississippi Business Journal won 14 awards, including the General Excellence award during the weekend in the Mississippi Press Association Better Newspaper Award convention at The Beau Rivage in Biloxi. It was the second time in three years the MBJ has won the General Excellence award. Staff writer Ted Carter won a first place in the  prized […] [...]

Prince named president

James E. “Jim” Prince III, a veteran newspaper journalist, has been elected president of the Mississippi Press Association and Mississippi Press Services Inc. Prince, who was first elected to the MPA-MPS board of directors in 2004, will serve a one-year term as president of the state newspaper association and its subsidiary advertising services division. He […] [...]

MBJ wins big at state journalism contest

Mississippi Business Journal claimed the General Excellence award for weekly newspapers this year, capping off a strong showing at the 145th Mississippi Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. The staff won awards spanning all aspects of creating a newspaper, from best Editorial Page and website to overall design, news, photography and business writing. The staff also […] [...]

Mitchell returning to Ole Miss

Charlie Mitchell, longtime executive editor of The Vicksburg Post and a past president of the Mississippi Press Association, has been named assistant dean of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at Ole Miss. Mitchell will begin his new duties on campus Aug. 19, according to an announcement made by Dean Will Norton. He […] [...]

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