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Causes: Arts & Culture, Media & Communications, Printing & Publishing

Mission: Our Mission Truthout works to broaden and diversify the political discussion by introducing independent voices and focusing on under-covered issues and unconventional thinking. Harnessing the expanding power of the Internet, we work to spread reliable information, critical thought and progressive ideas. Our Values We are devoted to equality, democracy, human rights, accountability and social justice. We believe in the power of free speech, and know that democratic journalism can make the world a better place.

Geographic areas served: National, International, Internet

Programs: Truthout is an independent, nonprofit news website, centering on american politics, human rights and world affairs.

Community Stories

20 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

15 Trevor D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Truthout is an organization which tells a side of the story not often represented in mainstream news. It keeps me informed by having intelligent, incisive articles and real investigative journalism to expose facts and stories which help expose wrongdoing and promote solutions; in short, this news source helps to make democracy and human rights flourish.
I am very grateful for its existence.

7 Sara N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I follow Truthout posts on Facebook and find myself reposting ALL the time. Their analysis is incredible.

6 Dan R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

In a vacuum of actual journalism, Truthout shines as david Vs the goliath of disinformation, lies and distractions.

5 Robert B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Truthout is the rarest of news outlets. It provides a comprehensive view of the world without resorting to the crippling conventional wisdom offered by other 'reliable' sources.

5 Judy R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Truthout lives up to its name. It gets the truth out about national and international politics and events.

America's current corporate media subsists by ratings and commercial appeal. They produce propaganda and entertainment. Most Americans are ill informed about anything political and accept commercial media as factual.

Along with being biased towards the profitable, American media refuses to air selected stories that are contrary to their propaganda.

Not so with Truthout. They report news - good and bad. They speak truth to power. They deserve your support.

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5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If I could get only one source of current events information, it would be TruthOut. I find the information objective and the editorial style challenging. As critical thinking is becoming a lost skill, Americans need a source of international news that is truthful; that does not have a hidden agenda. As a country, ignorance is our greatest enemy.

Other American news sources have corporate support and corporate slant. Neither network nor cable news in this country delivers unbiased reporting. Opinions are purported to be more newsworthy than facts.

Truthout fills this void.

Client Served

Rating: 5

TruthOut is one of my main sources for news. I trust their content, agree with their editorial perspective, and frequently repost their articles for my friends and associates.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Truthout is an essential source of news for me every day. I currently live outside of the US, but I am an American who relies on getting the truth in journalism. I get my news from the internet, and I read a variety of news sources, but Truthout is at the top for providing me with news I can trust. It offers a compilation of the best news out there in both mainstream and alternative news.
I love the Buzz-out quick read news items--these pieces are always hard-hitting, immediate, and compelling. Truthout has some of the most intelligent voices in news--Thom Hartmann, Chris Hedges, William Rivers Pitt--people who are fearless in their expression of both fact and opinion.

Prior to the existence of such high-quality news on the web, I often felt isolated in my beliefs and opinions. After the 9-11 event at the World Trade Center in 2001, I immediately knew there was a story behind the official story. But try talking to your neighbors and friends and boy, you'd feel ostracized and 'unpatriotic.'

Now, when I get my daily dose of information, I know I am not alone, and I can see that I'm not the only one who feels a need to move our society in a different direction. I love that Truthout prints investigative pieces that go behind sensational headlines.

I want news that is vital. I find Huffington Post annoying; Alternet has its share of fluff. Truthout is the best!!!!

Ericka T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are just essential to contemporary democracy. I have much more to say, but this is the basic fact about Truthout. At this moment in time, we need them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Truthout has informed me of so much that other news outlets leave out. Truthout offers so much by giving a wide array of articles that really cut to the point of what is happening in our world. Because it is independent, Truthout does not have to pander to politicians. I appreciate all that Truthout does, and I will continue to be a loyal reader.

Elizabeth S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Truthout has rapidly become my most trusted source of news. Not only because of the bravery and eloquence of its writers, but for its insistence on focusing on what is important. I don't want to read about Tiger Blood, and I don't care about whether Scarlett and Sean are dating. I care about a world where my child has a chance at a decent life. I care about America's actions and profile around the globe. I care about holding my elected officials accountable - even if I campaigned hard for them. I deserve the truth, I deserve the dignity of making informed decisions, and I can't be distracted by bread and circuses. I have to make hard decisions, I have to sacrifice, in order to be a good parent, a good neighbor and a good citizen. Truthout is the only news source that has the decency to give me the tools I need to be the person I want to be.