What Is Mother Jones?
Mother Jones is a nonprofit news outlet that delivers bold and original award-winning reporting on the urgent issues of our day, from politics and climate change to education and the food we eat. We investigate stories that are in the public and the nation's interest. From revelatory scoops to deep-dive investigations, Mother Jones journalism is penetrating storytelling that informs and inspires an engaged readership of 8 million monthly readers.
Mother Jones delivers 24/7 reporting online and produces a bimonthly print magazine. We are headquartered in San Francisco and have bureaus in Washington, DC, and New York City. Mother Jones also spearheads Climate Desk—a journalistic collaboration (partners include The Atlantic, the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Guardian, Grist, the Huffington Post, Mother Jones, Slate, and Wired) dedicated to exploring the human, environmental, economic, and political impact of a changing climate. Mother Jones is also home to the popular science podcast Inquiring Minds.
- Where and how can I find you?
- Who owns Mother Jones?
- What is the Foundation for National Progress?
- Who writes for you?
- How can I keep up with your stories?
- Why should I give you money?
- How can I give you money?
- Why should I subscribe when I can read you for free?
- Who can I talk to about my subscription?
- Do you accept advertising?
- Mother Jones is often identified as "liberal." Are you biased?
- Why are you called Mother Jones?
- Do you have an internship program?
- Got any jobs?
- Will you publish me?
- Will you investigate _______?
- Why don't you make endorsements?
Where and how can I find you?
At MotherJones.com, and if you subscribe you'll get our award-winning print magazine delivered to your door (or inbox) every two months. You can find our acclaimed video content on our YouTube page. We're also on the usual social channels, where we have an audience of more than 2 million.
Who owns Mother Jones?
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, which means we are truly independent and don't report to any stockholders, owners, or corporate conglomerates. We are supported by a diverse set of revenue streams—including subscriptions, newsstand sales, individual donations, foundation support, and advertising—which means that in addition to being editorially independent, we run a stable business.
What is the Foundation for National Progress?
That is the name of the umbrella organization that runs the nonprofit Mother Jones. We also occasionally help support other fledgling nonprofits process their bills. Examples of "fiscally sponsored projects" we have supported include Pop-Up Magazine and Radio Ambulante.
Who writes for you?
Our staff reporters and contributors, not to mention our contributing artists and photographers, are award-studded and some of the very best in the business. You can check out our writers' bio pages and follow them on Twitter. (More about our award wins and other accolades here.)
How can I keep up with your stories?
A great way to keep regular track of MoJo is to sign up for our free weekly newsletters. We have four, focusing on politics, the environment, food, and culture. Sign up here to try out one or all four.
Why should I give you money?
Reporting takes resources. We are not a content farm or aggregators; we are shoe-leather reporters working on often hard-to-reach stories, in a skilled operation that takes talent, time, and tools. The in-depth stories, data dives, and cool visuals you see in Mother Jones are all built by us, for you, to inform the public debate. When you support Mother Jones, you are helping make our journalism happen, plain and simple. Thank you in advance!
How can I give you money?
Why should I subscribe when I can read you for free?
We believe in the power of people to spread good reporting, so we put all our magazine content online. That said, you should subscribe. (You can also subscribe to the digital edition or Kindle edition of the magazine, if you prefer.) Subscribing is the easiest, cheapest, best-value way to support us. Plus, you get to read our magazine stories ahead of those who don't subscribe, so you'll be the first to know.
Who can I talk to about my subscription?
Do you accept advertising?
We do! Want to find out more and maybe advertise with us? Drop us a line. Also, you can see our ad policy here.
Mother Jones is often identified as "liberal." Are you biased?
Our only bias is for the truth. We are about producing first-rate journalism that strikes at the heart of power, wherever that may be. When it's in the public interest, we investigate anyone or anything of any political persuasion—right, left, or center. We also fact-check all our stories, hewing to an essential (if long-lost) element of our craft, so what you're reading is the verified truth.
Why are you called Mother Jones?
We are named after fighter for justice Mary Harris "Mother" Jones. She was in it for the underdog, pursued justice to the highest reaches, and saw significant results in her lifetime.
Do you have an internship program?
Perhaps the best journalism fellowship program in the country. Seriously. Our alumni top mastheads at leading publications across the nation (including our own). Check it out here.
Got any jobs?
Sometimes. And we're looking to build the best with the brightest and are committed to a vibrant, diverse workforce. Check here for any openings.
Will you publish me?
Our magazine is largely written by staff and regular contributors, but drop us a line if you have a terrific story. Read our writers' guidelines here.
Will you investigate _______?
We welcome tips on stories of national importance. If you feel you have some information that bears further investigation, send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why don't you make endorsements?
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we're forbidden by law from doing so. But, we're also not a news outlet that trades in opinion. We're about reporting.