Joe Atkins

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Joe Atkins is a professor of journalism at the University of Mississippi and author of "Covering for the Bosses: Labor and the Southern Press." A veteran journalist, Atkins previously worked as the congressional correspondent with Gannett New Service's Washington bureau and with newspapers in North Carolina and Mississippi.

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Snowden and the South's history of spying

March 24, 2014 - Given the history in Mississippi and the South of state-backed spying on innocent citizens, Southerners should be particularly sensitive to the National Security Agency's snooping on private citizens that whistleblower Edward Snowden exposed last year.