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May 28, 2010

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May 28, 2010

Truthout collects, sometimes supports the writing of, and distributes (via the internet) valuable news and analysis that can rarely be found in other media. It is especially valuable in offering a daily compendium of stories and commentary on national and international events, as well as political commentary. Truthout has some direct competitors, but no other comparable service is as useful and dependable. I support them modestly with the little I can afford. I wish I could send more.

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on a daily basis for many months.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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May 28, 2010

I live in Melbourne Australia and for the last 3-4 years have awakened ever increasingly to the alternative "story" on the "goings on" in our world. The internet has been the most wonderful tool for my awakening. To realize that there are other sources for other perspectives, more information, on the story's and the "goings on" that mainstream media and news report on. 3-4 years ago I came across "Truthout". To this day, this news source remains my favourite source of information for true reporting. I have come to totally trust Truthout for its honest, independent journalism, that it is unafraid to run stories critical of the US government and its policies at a time of such deceit.

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My knowledge.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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May 27, 2010

My physical introduction to Truthout was on April 26 when George Lakoff shared a pannel with Norman Solomon, KPfA hostess, Bonnie Faulkner, & Sonoma State professor, Cynthia Boas. The success of this event acknowledges the efforts of my group of activists at Marin Peace and Justice Coalition, finding partnership with the energy of Truthout staff and service. Reading their articles have been a regular part of my intellectual diet for a while now.

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concept and at events as an energy asset.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand naturally with appreciation.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Collective consciousness

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

enthusiastic and looking forward to potential events

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand immediacy for information with flipcam interviews produced by expanded participation granting.

Ways to make it better...

I were a better listener..

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

criticism..

One thing I'd also say is that...

Progressive information is the truth needed to fight the costs of deception..

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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May 27, 2010

Truthout is a wholly unique news organization that structurally debases the status quo—and not just the status quo of corporate news media, but of independent, organized, and feminist news organizations.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

By watching the international debate over women's labor rights in Cambodia change following their publication of reports.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand it.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their international impact.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Warm, smart, and responsive.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Pay its staff and writers a living wage, creating a healthier and more sustainable infrastructure

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Searchability on the site could use work.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Although this is related to funding, given more resources, the organization could seek out new voices and expanding the dialogue, instead of relying on submitted materials from already dominant voices and arenas.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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May 27, 2010

Truthout is a top rate news provider, and a vital one. They touch the stories that no one else will. And in addition I have found them to be accurate and dependable. So far I have not found them to be in error, lying or exaggerating, or giving a 'spin' to a story to promote a specific viewpoint. This type of old school journalistic integrity is rare and valuable in this time of 'fluff' news that has been watered down and 'tailored' for 'consumers'.

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My daily life as my friends thank me for connecting them with news coverage that has integrity. In my daily life as I use this trusted reporting as a signpost of our times.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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May 27, 2010

Truthout is a news aggregator and journalistic organization providing me with outstanding news and commentary that is simply not available from mainstream sources. It gives me the opportunity to feel more genuinely informed so that I can attempt to protect my family and assist my community and country from a place that feels truthful. Authenticity is crucial and I feel that Truthout's mission is to keep providing me, the owner of a small business, with the best information that can be fearlessly presented.

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I have made financial decisions and political decisions based on information from Truthout.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make no substantive changes. I like the format and the wide ranging offering.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Authentic attempt at disseminating truthful empowering information

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

hard working, sincere

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

be secure in its mission.

Ways to make it better...

I am satisfied

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding

One thing I'd also say is that...

It is extremely hard to tell the truth these days and in the marketplace easily drowned. A mission to tell the truth should be passionately supported.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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May 27, 2010

Since the media no longer reports any news not relating to Lindsey Lohan it has become mandatory to search out news on the internet and read it to yourself. Truthout provides a website that gathers important news from a variety of sources, and their own reporters' and opinion writers' articles, in one place. If you are registered with their site they send the articles straight to your email address. I read everyday from the Truthout emails. I read news that never sees the light of day, at worst, or news that may eventually make it into mainstream news, months or years later. With Truthout you know what's going on, when it's going on.

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I can not count the times that I have read news about the Iraq war, the war in Afganistan, governmental issues, social issues, days, weeks, months, and years, before it was reported anywhere else.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would give them subpoena power!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their high standards of journalism.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I have not yet had that pleasure.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the world for the better.

Ways to make it better...

I could read faster.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. I'm just assuming that since they don't report on Lindsey Lohan and Paris Hilton or Sandra Bullock, that they are cash strapped.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I read from their site every single day and while that doesn't make me as smart as Rachel Maddow, it makes me as well informed.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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May 27, 2010

Truthout is an organization that performs an extremely valuable public service by compiling quality writing and reporting from a wide variety of sources. They make this writing easily available on their website and by sending out frequent summaries with links to pieces. It's an amazing labor of democracy, for only an informed public can make the best decisions for society as a whole. And you certainly don't get a true perspective on the wide variety of stories and thinking out there from the mainstream media.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

. . . my personal life. I am more connected with the world at large and better able to vote, converse, educate, and participate in our democracy.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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May 27, 2010

Truthout is one of the many news sources i look to to find relevant information about current issues and crises that affect the populations that i serve.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

looking at an issue form multiple angles.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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May 27, 2010

Extremely informative news site, what I really like about truthout is that they don't fall in line like the other news sources. They tell the truth and are not to expose the real and very controversial subjects.

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In their reporting of the Arizona immigration laws, and BP oil spill

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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