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High Ground News launches in Memphis, Tenn.


Issue Media Group has launched a new publication, High Ground News, in Memphis, TN.

High Ground is a weekly digital magazine and website focused on what's next for the city of Memphis. The stories connect readers to the city's most visionary and active people, businesses and organizations who are making changes and solving problems. From big corporate growth to small neighborhood movements, High Ground highlights the development and innovation that is propelling Memphis forward. Focus areas include economic and neighborhood development, healthy communities, entrepreneurship, non-pro?ts, sustainability, leadership, technology and innovation.

Features in the inaugural issue include a look at what smart cities can learn from Memphis, a conversation with Memphis City Beautiful Commission Executive Director Eldra White, a letter from our editor, and more.

Anna Mullins, a local writer, editor and non-profit administrator, is the Managing Editor of the publication. After receiving her MFA from the University of Memphis, she worked as Editorial Director of Niche Publications for E.W. Scripps where she edited and helped launch a number of titles. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Cotton Museum in downtown Memphis. 

Richard J. Alley is High Ground’s Development News Editor. A freelance writer since 2008, Richard’s work has appeared in The Memphis Daily News, Memphis Magazine, Oxford American, The Memphis Flyer, River Times Magazine, Rhodes Magazine, The Commercial Appeal, and MBQ magazine among others, and in syndication through the Associated Press and Scripps Howard News Service. 

Erinn Figg is the Innovation and Jobs News Editor of the publication. She is a Memphis-based freelance writer with 11 years of experience as a beat journalist, columnist, editor and freelance writer for a variety of publications. Erinn is also an award-winning PR professional who has worked with local firms archer>malmo and Obsidian Public Relations.

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