How the New York Times Helps Local Journalists

From a story on by Kristen Hare headlined “How the New York Times is helping local journalists who have ‘tons of ideas and no time'”:

When the former executive editor of The New York Times went to Jackson, Mississippi, it wasn’t for vacation. But he was on tour.

Dean Baquet, who led the Times from 2014 to 2022, spent time last fall with the publisher of the Jackson Advocate, the city’s Black-owned newspaper that dates back to 1938. Jerry Mitchell, founder of the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, and Reena Evers-Everette, the daughter of civil rights leaders Medgar and Myrlie Evers, took Baquet on a tour of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. He visited Mississippi Today, a nonprofit newsroom, and The Clarion-Ledger, the city’s Gannett-owned newspaper.