The Insider: December 2014



Researchers from Harvard’s School of Public Health and Northeastern University recently published a study, based on data from our guide to mass shootings, that found the rate of mass shootings in the United States has tripled since 2011. Read more about their findings here. Also don’t miss: Senior editor Mark Follman’s op-ed published in the Los Angeles Times discussing the team’s research and the importance of tracking these tragic events.


Kiera Butler

Kiera Butler is a MoJo senior editor and author of the new book Raise. She dishes on what inspired her book about 4-H and offers up advice on some of life’s Econundrums. Read all about it.



We’ve been busy making the rounds with a series of events that have raised our profile and some serious cash. Below are some highlights:

Monika Bauerlein, David Brock, and Lizz Winstead provided engaging conversation at our annual dinner on October 30 in San Francisco, and we raised a total of $660,000 thanks to supporters like you:

David Corn participated in a Chicago Humanities Festival midterms post-mortem with University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics Executive Director Steve Edwards. Watch the recording here.

David also participated in a pre-midterms conversation with MSNBC’s Alex Wagner and the New York Post’s Robert George at the Brennan Center in New York City:

Stay tuned for more MoJo events in the future!


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The San Francisco Chronicle covered our annual dinner, talking to donors who "believe deeply in the mission of Mother Jones."

The Boston Globe gave a nod to our special homepage for the midterm elections.






Creative Director Ivylise Simones was honored in New York as part of the Folio 100 Awards.

Nina Berman and Mike Mechanic received the SPJ NorCal award for excellence in photojournalism for "It Was Kind of Like Slavery".

"KOCH 130"

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