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"Mother Jones, the nonprofit magazine of investigative reporting, has been around since 1976, but lately it's been getting plenty of fresh attention. Partly because it's a proven model for nonprofit journalism (the magazine gets support from subscribers, donors, advertisers and foundations) in a moment when old monopoly-driven for-profit business models for journalism, particularly at newspapers, are crumbling. But also because editorially, the magazine has been on a hot streak." ―Simon Dumenco, Ad Age
- David Corn is interviewed on NPR's 'All Things Considered' about Dick Armey resigning from FreedomWorks.
- The New York Times Editorial Page links to Mother Jones' reporting on gun violence in an op-ed by Charles M. Blow, as well as an op-ed by Andrew Rosenthal and cites Mother Jones' on the same topic in a separate editorial.
- The Washington Post publishes several Mother Jones gun violence charts and credits our reporting on mass shootings in the US.
- NPR's 'All Things Considered' interviews Mother Jones senior editor Mark Follman on his reporting on gun violence in the wake of the Newtown, CT, shootings.
- The Associated Press credits Mother Jones with securing a statement from Dick Armey and publishing his internal resignation memo from FreedomWorks.
- PBS' MediaShift blog lists Mother Jones as an example of a nonprofit news organization worth supporting.
- Time credits Mother Jones with releasing the Romney 47 percent video in a post-eleciton analysis article.
- The Associated Press credits Mother Jones with releasing the 47 percent video in an article about Yale Law School naming Mitt Romney's 47 percent comments as the quote of the year.
- The Guardian writes: "The Washington bureau chief of Mother Jones produced the only major scoop of the campaign" by leaking Romney's 47% video.
- The New York Times profiles Mother Jones in the wake of releasing the Mitt Romney 47% video.
- The Independent hails Mother Jones' "bent for muscular investigative journalism."
- The New York Times writes Mother Jones has been "driving the political debate" since releasing the undercover Romney fundraiser video.
- Kristina Rizga's "Everything You've Heard About Failing Schools is Wrong" was selected as a top pick of the week by both The Daily Beast and Longreads.
- Columbia Journalism Review praises "Food for Thought," Tom Philpott's food and ag blog, for delivering "thoughtful advocacy and analysis bolstered by actual reporting."
- EcoSalon applauds Mother Jones's priority for "getting the facts right."
- ProPublica calls our report on the USDA's cover-up of factory farm research some of the "best, most disgusting reporting on food safety."
- Slate says our infographics should win a Pulitzer and "deserve to be shared widely."
- The Boston Phoenix calls our SXSW interactive panel one "every journalist should listen to."
- Huffington Post gives a shout out to Mother Jones's byline gender equality.
- ProPublica hails reporter Kate Sheppard for writing "some of the best watchdog journalism on fracking."
- Co-editor Clara Jeffery shares her predictions for nonprofit news organizations with the Neiman Journalism Lab
- Editors Clara Jeffery and Monika Bauerlein discuss money in politics at BillMoyers.com
- The Neiman Journalism Lab reports on MotherJones.com's record-breaking traffic and digital advertising
Kevin Drum appears on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show to discuss his cover story: "America's Real Criminal Element: Lead"
David Corn on MSNBC's Martin Bashir to discuss the fiscal cliff negotiations.
Asawin Suebsaeng appears on Al Jazeera's "The Stream" to discuss how people around the world are preparing for the apocalypse.
David Corn, Mother Jones' Washington bureau chief, talks about Mitt Romney and the infamous undercover tape on CBS' Face the Nation
The cast of MTV's Jersey Shore debates politics and reads Mother Jones on Funny or Die
Mother Jones co-editors Monika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery talk dark money in politics on Moyers and Company.
Publisher Steve Katz interviewed at the 2012 International Journalism Festival in Italy
Human rights reporter Mac McClelland reporting in the Gulf on PBS' Need to Know
David Corn on Hardball with Chris Matthews discussing Obama
Kate Sheppard reporting on Big Coal, Citizens United and elections on The Rachel Maddow Show
Publisher Steve Katz on SocialBrite discussing Mother Jones' social media
Co-editors Monika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery discussing citizen journalism on PBS' MediaShift
- Reporter Andy Kroll on Democracy Now! exposing the banking industry's handling of home foreclosures
- DC bureau chief David Corn on Countdown with Keith Olbermann discussing the tea party's plans to mount challenges to incumbent Republicans
- Mac McClelland on Countdown with Keith Olbermann discussing the BP spill
- David Corn on Countdown with Keith Olbermann reporting the Zombie Party
- Reporter Kate Sheppard on Countdown with Keith Olbermann discussing climate deniers
The Florida Independent (September 21, 2010)
Citing the reporting of Mother Jones and the New York Times, Congressman Alan Grayson has sent a letter calling on the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court to "abate" foreclosure cases involving three law firms currently under scrutiny…
PBS MediaShift (September 16, 2010)
Climate change. Immigration. Economic crisis. Consumerism. These are all major issues covered by the magazines Mother Jones and Orion, and both magazines have won awards for their high-quality journalism….Both magazines have found new energy through digital media, and have developed many opportunities to get their audiences thinking about significant public concerns with new online strategies.
Utne Reader (August 16, 2010)
"Since the moment an explosion rocked the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, the muckrakers at Mother Jones have been on the beat. After months evading local law enforcement, drilling BP-execs for answers, and witnessing a slow tide of oil lap at the shores of Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, MoJo's staff have released an excoriating report on ecological peril in the Gulf region."
Nieman Journalism Lab (December 14, 2009)
"MoJo stood out in its time-tested ability to pull revenue from all kinds of sources—advertising, memberships, events and investment income. Steve Katz the magazine's chief fundraiser, tells me that the model is an outgrowth of a deliberate effort to define and serve a particular constituency.
"In an email, Steve told me that MoJo has "worked mightily to make the case that you won't find our kind of point of view anywhere else, and that our journalism is also rooted in a ‘value proposition' a.k.a. a point of view a.k.a. a politics, and hence our journalism—which must stand on its own as professional grade work—is also about changing the world."
Folio (December 17, 2009)
"To cover climate change, enterprises as diverse as Slate, Mother Jones, Wired, ProPublica, and The Atlantic, among others, are in the early stages of forming [a] partnership. Where it will lead, if anywhere, is not clear. But the possibility that magazines will on occasion come together to attack the big stories of the day is exciting. It means readers may get a better understanding of important subjects. And it means journalism may be ready for the kind of experimentation that the new economic realities demand."
Columbia Journalism Review (July 19, 2010)
"Science and environment coverage, often marginalized in daily newspapers and news magazines, has helped drive exceptional growth at Mother Jones recently. Publisher Steve Katz announced a 125 percent increase in unique visitors to the publication's Web site and 61 percent growth in total digital revenue (including a 339 percent increase in online contributions) compared to the same period last year."
E-Media Vitals (July 15, 2010)
"Thanks to new readers and donations pouring in, Mother Jones enjoyed a boost in web traffic and digital revenue last quarter."