Andrew Lack would appear an unlikely figure behind an attempt to revive the ailing local news business in Mississippi. He had been born and raised in Manhattan, also chairman is still a pioneer in national news.
Yet he become the man behind Mississippi Today. It’s but one of many approaches to journalism that is currently seeking traction during a painful period of retrenchment for local news.
Because it’s where the origins of his mother were, lack was drawn to Mississippi. His great-grandfather has been mayor of Greenville, Mississippi. He considered buying a newspaper there before he was attracted to the strategy followed by the Texas Tribune.