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“Mississippi Rising”

Excellence in Radio/Podcast Coverage, honoring Jack R. Howard

Latino USA, 2022

Author(s): Reynaldo Leaños Jr., Maria Hinojosa and Mitra Bonshahi | Latino USA


Three years after immigration enforcement raids on seven poultry processing plants upended the lives of hundreds of immigrant workers, Latino USA examined how the raids affected a Mississippi community. The documentary covers a range of issues including Covid-19, trauma, labor exploitation, police and community relations, all featuring the often ignored voices and experiences of the Latinx community. 

Honoring Jack R. Howard
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Jack R. Howard is credited with expanding The E.W. Scripps Company’s presence in the field of broadcasting. In 1937, he was elected president of the Scripps radio company. Jack succeeded his father, Roy W. Howard, as president of Scripps-Howard in 1953. He retired in 1976.