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Awards and Accolades

Mother Jones has been nominated for the industry's highest honorthe National Magazine Award for General Excellencenine times in the magazine's history, and has won three times. MoJo has also garnered a slew of other awards for its reporting, illustration, and photography, including:

2015

2015 National Magazine Award (General Excellence), Finalist
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2015 James Madison Freedom of Information Award
"The NRA's Murder Mystery"
Dave Gilson

2015 James Beard Foundation Journalism Award (Food Politics, Policy, and the Environment), Nominee
"California Goes Nuts
Tom Philpott

2015 Shorty Award (Green Category)
Climate Desk

2015 Webby Award (Online Film and Video: News & Politics Series), Nominee
"The Great Frack Forward"
Jaeah Lee and James West

 

2014

2014 National Magazine Award (General Excellence), Finalist
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2014 Online News Association Award (General Excellence in Online Journalism), Finalist
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2014 Online News Association Award (Planned News/Events, Medium)
Newtown: One Year After
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2014 Clarion Award (Best Overall External Magazine)
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2014 Maggie Award (Best Web Publication/Consumer)
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2014 Maggie Award (Best Political and Social Issues Magazine/Consumer)
Mother Jones’ May/June 2013 Issue

2014 Northern California Excellence in Journalism Award (Photojournalism)
It Was Kind of Like Slavery
Nina Berman and Michael Mechanic

2014 Association of Food Journalists Award (Best Food Blog of 2014)
2013 Maggie Award (Best Web Publication Blog/Trade & Consumer)
"Food for Thought
Tom Philpott

2014 Association of Food Journalists Award (Best Non-Newspaper Food Feature)
"Can Silicon Valley Make Fake Meat and Eggs That Don't Suck?
Syndey Brownstone

2014 Clarion Award (Magazine Feature Article, Current News—External Publication)
2013 Northern California Excellence in Journalism Award (Feature Storytelling)
"Schizophrenic. Killer. My Cousin
Mac McClelland

2014 Clarion Award (Magazine Feature Article, Miscellaneous—External Publication)
"Merchants of Meth
Jonah Engle

2014 National Press Club’s Angele Gingras Humor Award
A Day in the Life of a Snowden-Chasing Journalist at Sheremetyevo International Airport"
"What Would Happen If We Really Went to War Against Christmas?
Timothy Murphy

2014 National Press Club’s Ann Cottrell Free Animal Reporting Award
"Gagged by Big Ag
Ted Genoways

2014 Annual Silver Telly Award (Internet/Online Video, News/News Feature and Political/Commentary)
"Letters to Newtown
Ross McDonald, Tim McDonnell, James West

2014 Maggie Award (Best Single Editorial Illustration/Consumer)
"Overshared" Illustration
Dale Stephanos

 

2013

2013 National Magazine Award (General Excellence), Finalist
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2013 Online News Association Award (General Excellence in Online Journalism), Finalist
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2013 PEN American Center’s Nora Magid Award
Mother Jones Co-Editors Monika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery

2013 Izzy Award
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2013 Clarion Award (Best Overall External Magazine)
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2013 National Magazine Award (Video)
2012 George Polk Award for Political Reporting
2013 Maggie Award (Best Web, eNewsletter or Digital Edition Article/Trade & Consumer)
2013 Northern California Excellence in Journalism Award (Public Service Award, Best Scoop)
"47 Percent"
David Corn

2013 Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism 
2012 James Aronson Award
2012-2013 John Jay College/HF Guggenheim Prize for Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting
2013 Media for a Just Society Award (Magazine)
2013 Northern California Excellence in Journalism Award (Investigative)
2012 Livingston Award for Young Journalists, Finalist
No Way Out
Shane Bauer

2013 Online News Association Award (Explanatory Reporting)
2013 Northern California Excellence in Journalism Award (Breaking News)
2012 Sigma Delta Chi Award (Non-Deadline Reporting)
"America Under the Gun"
Mark Follman, Gavin Aronsen, Deanna Pan

2013 Sigma Delta Chi Award (Magazine Investigative Reporting)
Unmasking the NRA’s Inner Circle
Frank Smyth

2013 National Magazine Award (Multimedia), Finalist
2013 Northern California Excellence in Journalism Award (Data Visualization)
"MoJo Labs
Tasneem Raja, Jaeah Lee, Ben Breedlove

2013 Media for a Just Society Award (Web)
"The Other Death Sentence
James Ridgeway

2013 Planned Parenthood for America Maggie Award (Print & Online Reporting)
"Clinics in Peril" series
Kate Sheppard

2013 Maggie Award (Best Regularly Featured Web, eNewsletter or Digital Edition Column/Consumer)
Econundrums
Kiera Butler

2013 Maggie Award (Best Single Editorial Enhanced Photo or Illustration/Trade & Consumer)
"Occupied Washington” Illustration
Dale Stephanos

2013 David Pike Award for Excellence in Journalism
"Could You Survive on $2 a Day?
Gabriel Thompson

The Society of Professional Designers Silver Medal
"Follow the Dark Money” Illustrations
Steve Brodner

2013 National Magazine Award (Feature Writing Incorporating Profile Writing), Finalist
2013 Clarion Award (Feature Article, Current News)
2012 Northern California Excellence in Journalism Award (Feature Storytelling)
I Was a Warehouse Wage Slave
Mac McClelland

2013 Clarion Awards (Feature Article, Miscellaneous)
Everything You’ve Heard About Failing Schools is Wrong
Kristina Rizga

2013 Society of Publication Designers Merit Award
"Locked Up Abroad"
Jeffery Smith

2013 Society of Publication Designers Merit Award
"The Job Killers"
Tomer Hanuka

 

2012

2012 MOLLY National Journalism Prize
2012 Data Journalism Award
2011-2012 John Jay College/Harry Frank Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Award
2012 Northern California Excellence in Journalism Award (Investigative)
2012 Maggie Award (Best News Story/Consumer)
"The Informants"
Trevor Aaronson

2012 Northern California Excellence in Journalism Award (Outstanding Emerging Journalist)
Andy Kroll

2012 Northern California Excellence in Journalism Award (Commentary)
"Editors' Notes"
Monika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery

2012 Planned Parenthood for America Maggie Award (General Interest Magazine Reporting)
"The Man Who Loved Women Too Much"
Sarah Blustain

2012 Maggie Award (Best Feature Article/Consumer)
"Aftershocks"
Mac McClelland

2012 Maggie Award (Best Politics & Social Issues Magazine/Consumer)
Mother Jones’ July/August 2011 Issue

2012 Maggie Award (Best Use of Social Media/Trade & Consumer)
Occupy Wall Street coverage
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2011

2011 Northern California Excellence in Journalism (Explanatory Journalism)
"The Speedup"
Monika Bauerlein, Clara Jeffery, Ted Genoways, Andrew Marantz

2011 Northern California Excellence in Journalism (Feature Storytelling)
"What Killed Aiyana Stanley-Jones?"
Charlie LeDuff

2011 Northern California Excellence in Journalism (Best Photojournalism)
"What Killed Aiyana Stanley-Jones?"
Danny Wilcox Frazier

2011 Clarion Award (Magazine Feature Article, Miscellaneous)
"Bound for America"
John Bowe

2011 National Magazine Award (Feature Writing), Finalist
2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Finalist
"For Us, Surrender Is Out of the Question"
Mac McClelland

2011 Maggie Award (Best Politics & Social Issues Magazine/Consumer)
Mother Jones' November/December 2010 Issue

2011 Maggie Award (Best Web or Digital Edition Publication Blog/Trade & Consumer)
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