MSNIC is a nonpartisan, digital news and information resource that aggressively and objectively covers state and local government affairs and community issues, including education, health, poverty and race, as well as Mississippi’s social culture. The staff will produce high-quality reporting to act as a government watchdog, support the functioning democracy and help shape the future of the state. Increasing citizen awareness, including how government action affects people and communities, may lead to greater civic engagement. MSNIC will help create the next generation of distinguished journalists by recruiting exceptional graduates of journalism, communications and public policy educational institutions and working with current students at the state’s colleges and universities to develop skills that will prepare them for productive careers.There is no website online but the company was advertising online that several positions were available for hire recently: Reporter II, Database Editor, Social Media Editor, Development Director.
The Secretary of State website states attorney Patrick McCraney is the registered agent and director (Where have we heard that name before?). The company is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and was formed in October 2014. Andrew Lack signed two documents that were filed at the Secretary of State's office in December 2014.
Kingfish note: The scuttlebutt is this organization is been revved up as a response to the Initiative 42 defeat. There are rumors of at least one major donor behind this caper but JJ has not been able to confirm them. One rumor is that MSNIC hired a former star reporter from the Clarion-Ledger's glory days covering the educational reform fight in the 1980's. Stay tuned.