Arnold Lindsay is a Business writer for The Clarion-Ledger newspaper in Jackson, Mississippi. With The Clarion-Ledger for 17-years, Arnold has been a constant digger, breaking news ahead of the competition and giving the newspaper’s team a leg up when it comes to getting the news that is often hidden or never told.
Arnold has worked various other beats including the Jackson City Hall beat where his investigative coverage led the FBI to information that helped convict two City Council members in a bribery probe. Arnold led on a team of three reporters who covered the trial and related events. The coverage earned the newspaper a First Place award from the National Association of Black Journalists in 2000.
A year prior, Arnold’s work at discovering and revealing a hidden City Council fund from which they financed political perks, led to the council having to repay about $81,000 that had been illegally spent. Another example of his digging ability was his unveiling of a mentally ill person whose psychotic episodes caused him for years to send pornographic material to the office and home of former Jackson Mayor Kane Ditto without getting caught. Arnold’s coverage revealed the person’s identity and probably saved him a lot of grief by getting him back into regular treatment.
This reporter believes the public has an absolute right to know where every cent of their money is spent and what their government officials are doing.
Arnold is vice president of the Christ The King Catholic School Board, and a lector at Christ the King Catholic Church. Arnold serves as president of the Norwood Community Organization.
Arnold is also a blues singer, song writer and composer. His first CD, My Name Is The Blues, tells the stories of life.
Arnold is a graduate of Jackson State University where he majored in print journalism and minored in music.