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About the JFP

The Jackson Free Press is published by Jackson Free Press, Inc., a Mississippi corporation. Jackson Free Press magazine is published bi-weekly and distributed in Hinds, Rankin, Madison and Warren counties; JFP.ms offers daily news and entertainment coverage online. The JFP Daily (www.jfpdaily.com) is a five-days-per-week newsletter of our latest headlines. Join the JFP VIP club to support local journalism and for print subscription options.


Publisher and President: Todd Stauffer - ext 17
Todd Stauffer (@toddstauffer) is the co-founder and publisher of the Jackson Free Press, as well as principal in JFP Digital Services.

Associate Publisher: Kimberly Griffin - ext 11
Associate Publisher Kimberly Griffin is a Jackson native who loves Jesus, her mama, cooking, traveling, the Callaway Chargers, chocolate, her godson, working out, Mississippi University for Women and locally owned restaurants, not necessarily in that order.

Managing Editor: Nate Schumann
Nate Schumann, a graduate from the University of Southern Mississippi, loves consuming stories, whether that story be in the form of a book, a comic, a television series, a game, a radio serial, etc. He enjoys engaging in various areas of "nerdom," especially comic books and related media.

Art Director: Zilpha Young
Zilpha Young is a Delta State University graduate who loves to dabble in various art media. Loves learning about science and knows lots of random facts about tardigrades, cephalopods and space to name a few subjects.

Online & JFPDaily.com Editor: Dustin Cardon
Web Editor Dustin Cardon is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. He enjoys reading fantasy novels and wants to write them himself one day.

City Reporter: Kayode Crown
City Reporter Kayode Crown recently came to Mississippi from Nigeria where he earned a post-graduate diploma in Journalism and was a journalist for 10 years. He likes rock music and has fallen in love with the beautiful landscapes in Jackson.

Reporting Fellow: Julian Mills
Reporting Fellow Julian Mills is a Jackson native who loves history and graduated from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in political science.

Founding Editor: Donna Ladd - ext 15
JFP Editor and co-founder Donna Ladd is a graduate of Mississippi State and Columbia j-school. As a huge Dak Prescott fan, she is adjusting to her new allegiance to the Dallas Cowboys.

Consulting Editor: JoAnne Prichard Morris
JoAnne Prichard Morris is an editor and writer. She is co-author, with Unita Blackwell, of “Barefootin’: Life Lessons from the Road to Freedom” and lives in Belhaven with her cats.