The JCBOS and various supervisors have made statements regarding the veracity of The Sun Herald’s reporting, attacking the paper for having a bias aginst the board, and claiming that The Mississippi Press is the only media outlet that can report the facts correctly.
SRHS Watch has long observed the sporadic nature of which The Mississippi Press publishes reports on board meetings. For months after the Singing River crisis cropped up, the paper never bothered to send a reporter. When a reporter did show up, the articles appeared to be cut and pasted from the press release with little balance. There was such a dearth of balance that Singing River executives and board members spoke out.
April Havens is the only reporter on the beat for The Mississippi Press. Rather than ascribe any particular motive to Ms. Havens, your correspondent attributed any reporting irregularities to editorial pressures from superiors. That was up until this weekend when Slabbed tweeted out an interesting Facebook post.
April Havens appearing to be very chummy with Paula Stennett Yancey and Stennett Yancey’s son.