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Drugs, Death, Neglect: Behind the Scenes at Animal Planet: James West’s Animal Planet investigation had a big impact—he did a round of interviews on Fusion’s Open Source and CNN’s New Day and Al Jazeera America's Consider This. Many outlets picked up the story including: CNN (and again), Time, Salon, Gawker, and Grist.
MoJo in the News
- San Francisco Magazine profile of Mother Jones: “Attack of the 50-Foot Muckraker,” with the cover line: “Mother Jones is so hot right now”
- Josh Stearns named our guns investigation “one of the most comprehensive resources on guns in America,” in 2013 best of round up.
- Mac McClelland’s "Schizophrenic Killer: My Cousin", our spring cover story, was selected as one of Nieman Storyboard’s Best of Narrative, 2013, and Pro Publica named it one of the best stories on mental health.
- Ian Gordon's investigation of Major League Baseball's Dominican Sweatshop System was named one of the best sports stories of 2013 by SportsOnEarth.com and Think Progress listed it as one of the best sports stories of 2013.
- The New Yorker named Kevin Drum’s lead feature among “the best business journalism of 2013,” and The Wire named his column as one of the best.
- Bloomberg Businessweek named Jonah Engle’s "Merchants of Meth" as “one of the best” they didn’t write and Wired listed Matt Connolly's fake meat story as a “must read.”
- PBS' MediaShift blog lists Mother Jones as an example of a nonprofit news organization worth supporting.
- Mark Follman and Josh Harkinson’s investigation into how Reddit has become a marketplace for gun sales, including Reddit’s sanctioning of their logo used on firearms, made its way into the New York Times, Gizmodo, Gawker, CBS, Policy Mic, The Wire, HuffPo, and many more. And a Redditor even made a firearm with our logo on it
- Mark Follman appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered, CNN’s 11th Hour with Don Lemon, Fusion’s America. C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, Sirius XM’s Michelangelo Signorile Show, CKNW’s World Weekend, to discuss his story “Newtown: One Year Later.
- MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry discussed Hannah Levintova’s gun lobby war on local towns story on the air.
- Slate, Liberty Voice, and Reason.com cited our guns coverage, and Salon, CommonNews.org, Cleveland.com, Truth-Out, NY Daily News, Toledo Blade, HuffPost (and again), GunCrisis.org, the Statesman Journal, Raw Story, PeoplesWorld.org, ADN.com, the Daily Astorian, The Cap Times, MPNow.com, and Jonhson City Press cited our 194 child victims investigation.
- 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.
- David Corn appeared on several MSNBC shows to discuss the Christie scandal including: The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, Hardball and The Ed Schultz radio show.
- Sarah Posner appeared on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show to discuss her story that former President George W. Bush will follow in the footsteps of Glenn Beck and keynote a Jews for Jesus fundraiser, and many outlets covered it: The Times of Israel, Huffington Post, Salon, The American Prospect, JewishJournal.com, Tablet Magazine, Forward.com (and again), OpposingViews.com, ShalomLife.com, Commentary Magazine, the Independent, Failed Messiah, Israel Today, JewishPress.com, Inquisitr.com, Kosher Press, Washington Monthly, Dallas Morning News, IBTimes, and Haaretz.
- David Corn was interviewed on NPR's 'All Things Considered' about Dick Armey resigning from FreedomWorks.
- The Associated Press credits Mother Jones with securing a statement from Dick Armey and publishing his internal resignation memo from FreedomWorks.
Mitt Romney & 47 percent
- 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.
Mother Jones on the "Tube"
David Corn appears on CBS's Face the Nation to discuss the NSA domestic surveillance program:
Kevin Drum appears on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show to discuss his cover story: "America's Real Criminal Element: Lead"
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