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  

I'm currently living outside the US with very limited access to daily news from back home. The emails I receive from Truthout have helped me stay informed and up-to-date on major developments in the US and around the world. They cover the stories that most 'mainstream media' don't cover, under-cover or mis-cover. The articles are well informed, fact based and totally lacking the corporate bias that is so often part of other news coverage. Thank you TRUTHOUT!!!

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Keeping me informed on important news stories from around the world

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None.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I do not know what I would do without Truthout. It is one of the few places I can go to get real investigative journalism and find out the truth of what is happening in the world. If it were not for Truthout I would have no news source because all that is left is propganda TV and corporate owned fantasy news. I am unemployed and have two other unemployed people living in my home. We cannot afford expensive cable, thank God for Truthout!

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Truthout comes right to my email and I do not have to pay extra for expensive cable fees.

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Send it to everyones Inbox.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love Truthout's journalistic integrity and willingness to report on stories most people dont see in American News. A lot of folks who REALLY want to know whats going on in the world have to turn to foreign news sources, but Truthout is a bright, shining beacon in a world of dim bulbs.

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Being a better informed citizen

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give it a tv station

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Rating: 5 stars  

What I most enjoyed about Truthout, being on a limited fixed income, was their "disclaimer" saying something to the effect that if you can't afford to donate, don't worry, but please tell your friends about us. Most of the articles I see in Truthout, are not affected by the publications' relationship to advertisers (as when Molly Ivins was writng for the Dallas paper, and she wrote an item critical of an automobile, and the Dallas Auto Dealers pulled all their advertising from that paper, and the Editor took out billboards "Molly Ivins can't say that, can she?").

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Being able to access critical information, that I might not otherwise have located/accessed as easily/quickly!

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Endow them!

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Rating: 5 stars  

In a world where corporations control the information I'm allowed to have, I treasure TRUTHOUT. Investigative journalism has all but perished elsewhere, but how else can we have an informed electorate? And without an informed electorate, how can we hope to have a democracy?

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Investigative journalism has all but perished elsewhere, but how else can we have an informed electorate? And without an informed electorate, how can we hope to have a democracy?

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

Have more money to donate.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Truthout is the most professional and informative independent news source that I've encountered.

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I recieve their daily e-newsletter with the latest headlines.

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

Not make any.

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Recent issues covered by Truthout include the BP oil spill, Rand Paul's election in KY, and the new immigration law in AZ. In covering each of these issues, Truthout consistently provides the reader with unique points of view, news on under-covered points of view, and frequently Truthout provides the reader with news stories not covered by the mainstream media. Their news coverage has sparked me to do more research into a number of topics and has caused me to change my view more than once. In a day of highly partisan news reporting, Truthout is a breath of fresh, and honest air!

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I read their news reports at least 3 times a week.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

For a year or so Truthout was just one of several sources for news and opinion outside mainstream manipulations - good, helpful, trustworthy. But as political power plays became less literate, as the Obama-glow faded, as the US showed itself incapable of dealing with the fundamentals of functional democracy, Truthout became a pillar of sanity in the daily online schedule. Then to realize the actual quality of the contributors, to read them regularly, to find actual references to other reading included with the essays - Truthout exemplifies for me real and ethical journalism that operates from both a democratic imperative to truth but also from a pedagogy of respect for its readers...that they may become informed thinkers and participants in public life. Yes, "client served" as a daily reader; a "donor" as often as I can afford; a "professional" in that I am writing my dissertation and have made use of the references and will be quoting from essays; and a "general member" in that I post essays to Facebook. When I've had concerns or comments or had problems with email service, response from Truthout has been prompt and respectful. Of the several news sites I subscribe to, Truthout is the one I depend on most for thoughtful and in-depth consideration of the issues.

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As any male/female/citizen, I am treated as though there IS a brain that thinks, that marketing pablum is not "News," that lies posing as journalism aren't acceptable, and that I am interested enough to read long, referenced, intelligent writing. Yea!

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

Truthout is an exceptional source for anyone interested in finding out more about important issues that are not being reported by the main-stream media outlets. I've been reading regularly for over a year now, and find their work to be extremely powerful and thought-provoking. Truthout is a beacon of truly independent journalism shining in a sea of circuses.

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

the way it has opened my mind to so many issues and ideas that I have not been exposed to elsewhere. The opinions and analysis provided by this organization on current world events add a rational voice to the issues at hand.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

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.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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