Volume 1, Issue 2:
Welcome to the new Insider! Read about: Andy Kroll’s investigation into the GOP’s great new hope, Susana Martinez, that made waves from New Mexico to Washington, DC. Our first chat with a MoJo Hellraiser, Saskia Sassen. And news about upcoming events in New York City and San Francisco!
The Insider sat down with Columbia University Professor of Sociology Sassen to chat geopolitics, lime-abundant gin and tonics, and MoJo as the "indomitable guessers of what matters." Click here to hear from Saskia.
Andy Kroll uncovered previously unreleased audio recordings, text messages, and emails that reveal New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez–GOP 2016 vice presidential hopeful–is "vindictive," "ignorant about basic policy issues," and surrounded by "a clique of advisers who are prone to a foxhole mentality."
The story dominated the news cycle in New Mexico and inside the Beltway for days. With Gov. Martinez up for reelection, it also led to a push and pull between her Republican forces and New Mexico Democrats:
- A series of responses from Democratic candidates and others opposing Martinez.
- Gov. Martinez responded and issued a petition to rally her supporters.
- The American Federation of Teachers union issued a response critiquing Martinez’s comments on teachers.
- The Democratic Party of New Mexico filed a records request to expose how Martinez uses government resources.
- Better New Mexico released a political ad critiquing Martinez based on the Mother Jones investigation.
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MoJo In the News:
- Stephanie Mencimer (above) appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show after her article predicted the flawed execution of Clayton D. Lockett in Oklahoma.
- Mark Follman went on All In With Chris Hayes to discuss the abuse directed at female gun control advocates.
- Kiera Butler was interviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered about how junk food companies court nutritionists.
- Molly Redden appeared on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss her story about Hobby Lobby’s hypocrisy.
- Democracy Now! featured Nick Baumann and Naji Mansour, the subject of his story on how the FBI turns on people who refuse to become informants.
- Capital New York‘s interview with Clara Jeffery highlights recent accomplishments on the occasion of our National Magazine Award nomination for general excellence.
- Pieces of our interactive reporting were named as finalists for five international Data Journalism Awards, sponsored by the Global Editors Network, the Knight Foundation and Google, including a nod for best newsroom.
- Mother Jones CEO Madeleine Buckingham was named one of the most influential women in Bay Area business by the San Francisco Business Times.
- Our "Letters to Newtown" video received two Telly Award silver medals, the highest honor.
- The 47 Percent story was a finalist for a Webby award in the viral video category.
- Frank Smyth received the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Award (last year won by Mark Follman fro "A Guide to Mass Shootings in America") for "Unmasking the NRA’s Inner Circle."
- We won three Western Publishing Association Maggie Awards for: Best Web Publication/Consumer, Best Single Editorial Illustration/Consumer: "Overshared;" and Politics & Social Issues/Consumer: May/June 2013 issue.
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