The Insider: April 2014

We’ve revamped The Insider to give you—our fierce supporters—the inside scoop on how MoJo makes it happen. Each month we’ll deliver story highlights, inside conversations with our reporters and editors, and updates on how our reporting has made a real difference right to your inbox. Take a look inside, and tell us what you think and what you’d like more of. We’re listening!  
 

5 Questions With: Engagement Editor Ben Dreyfuss

Ben Dreyfuss

Engagement editor Ben Dreyfuss joined the team last July to oversee our burgeoning social-media empire of more than 2 million followers. When Ben isn’t busy finding the perfect 140 characters to promote our content on Twitter, he’s uncovering internet gold before it becomes viral and vigorously defending the merits of Love Actually against untoward attacks. We sat down with Ben to talk about what sort of stories engage and inspire our social-media community. Click here to hear from Ben.
 

Impact Journalism: "Drugs, Death, and Neglect: Behind the Scenes at Animal Planet"

James West spent six months investigating allegations of animal mistreatment and potential violations of federal and state laws on Animal Planet’s hit show Call of the Wildman. As a result:

Show and Tell

Just one of "24 Mind-Blowing Facts About Marijuana Production in America" that accompanied Josh Harkinson’s investigation into the negative environmental effects of illegal pot farming.

 
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