Last Thursday, we won a National Magazine Award for General Excellence. That’s kind of like the best picture Oscar of the magazine world. It’s our second in three years, it’s a great honor, and it’s all because of you. Seriously. As you probably know by now, Mother Jones is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Support from readers like you makes it possible for us to stay independent and remain committed to groundbreaking investigative journalism while the rest of the media is slashing news budgets and laying off reporters.
We want to thank you for your support—and for stepping up when we need you (like during our recent fundraising drive, when we needed to raise $25,000. You came through and helped us beat our goal. Of course, if you didn’t get a chance to give, you can still donate here.)
Mainly, we just want to involve you in the celebration. Winning a National Magazine Award is a big deal, and it’s especially important for a reader-supported, independent publication like Mother Jones. We’re on a mission to create a better world through serious, original investigative journalism, and we’re being recognized at the highest levels. We owe it all to you.
Clara Jeffery and Monika Bauerlein
Editors in chief