TRUTHOUT

Rating: 4.7 stars   105 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: P.O. Box 276414 Sacramento CA 95827 USA

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
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

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.

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Becoming educated about problems and solutions and becoming involved in making positive change.

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

Ensure that with every article, there are links and opportunities to get involved with the positive change surrounding the issue/issues being discussed. News media is the eyes and ears of democracy...and democracy must not be represented as a spectator sport.

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2 people found this review helpful

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

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Staying informed, developing my own political analysis, sharing important information with my professional and social network.

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

Make sure it could sustain itself long into the future.

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1 person found this review helpful

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

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

I've received information about issues that were being ignored by the main stream media

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

Open a branch here in Canada

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1 person found this review helpful

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.

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

becoming more thoroughly informed about the world I live in.

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

make sure they never had to beg for money again.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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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. . . my knowledge of truth and my understanding of the world and my

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

Give them a few more investigative reporters.

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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.

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My knowledge of current events.

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

Give them more money.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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how I measure the veracity of broadcast news.

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

Develop a broadcast component for non-commercial radio.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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!!!!

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

getting a good presence on Facebook

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

Give them more money to keep their messages alive.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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Via reading their news stories.

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

Give them enough money to start a cable channel.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

Expanding my knowledge of world events.

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

Copyedit more thoroughly. Sometimes the articles have glaring spelling and grammar errors that I, as a writer, notice. However, they never detract too much from the content.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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At first, I compared Truthout's headlines and content to other news sources. Now I go to Truthout first to stay current.

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

Tell them to be less lax about security. Someone hacked onto their site and deleted content - the same content I choose to read. There is nothing worse than feeling like you're being herded into a pen (while being told the herders are the only ones guaranteeing your freedoms). This recent attack on Truthout is an act of war on the American intellect.

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