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Monday, June 20, 2005


Jackson Free Press Goes the Extra Mile

"...Less than a mile from the church was a second memorial event, held in a field with folding chairs, shade tents and tables laden with barbecue and homemade cakes. About 50 people gathered to hear speakers including Ben Chaney, Mr. Chaney's younger brother, and veterans of civil rights-era boycotts and sit-ins like Curtis Muhammad, who came from New Orleans, and Diane Nash of Chicago.

"It was organized by what might be termed a splinter group of the committee that planned the church service. The event was on land once owned by Cornelius Steele, who was working with Mr. Schwerner to register blacks to vote. Mr. Steele is now dead; his son John helped organize the service."

Thank God for the NYT. At least BOTH memorials were reported. Not so in the Clarion-Ledger.

Jackson has an alternative press that won high honors over the weekend for its covereage of such events. With their representatives in Philadelphia over the weekend, watch for the JFP pictures and coverage. I expect it will be good.


JFP Wins Two First Place AAN Awards in San Diego

The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies announced Friday at its national convention in San Diego that the Jackson Free Press has won two first-place writing awards and one second. Only one newspaper, the L.A. Weekly, won more first-place awards than the Free Press. more ...

Here's a sample of JFP coverage of the Killen trial and related stories.Take a look and you will see why the awards were given to this online publication.

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