TRUTHOUT

Rating: 4.7 stars   105 reviews

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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
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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

From what I've seen, Truthout provides limited "bandwagon" vantage points that endorse popular vantage points without technical expertise. The information provided by this group, with regards to nuclear energy, is very closed minded and I find it unfortunate that very few journalistic agencies actually do research in this day and age. Please reassess your articles on nuclear energy – if it’s done correctly (which has been demonstrated more than not) it is cleaner and more efficient than current technologies. Please access a real source in the scientific community that understands what nuclear energy is.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a regular viwer of Truthout for many years. It has been an essential source of news and information that is excluded from many of the "primary" and established print, broadcast and electronic media. It is an essential resource for uncovering the gloss of today's "news as entertainment." It is place to find other national and especially internations perspectives on policies, actions, programs and events. I am a science librarian by profession with a particular subject expertise in issues related to the environment. I am a member of the American Library Association's Social Responsibilities Round Table and the ALA Task Force on the Environment. Truthout's environmental and energy coverage is exhaustive, comprehensive, and ESSENTIAL to get a true global perspective on global environmental issues, concerns, sollutions, and resources. I support Truthout by words and by financial support to the best of my ability. USE and SUPPORT Truthout.

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

I have quoterd from resources and information obtrained from Truthout in professional presentations

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

VERY little. Their site is easy to navigate. They are true to their mission. They are honest in their content and coverage. They are noble in providing their services and information freely.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

high quality conent and organization

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

As a blogger, I can easily say TRUTHOUT is one of the best sources of information in the world! As a progressive in the fight to resist corpoRATe domination I can easily say TRUTHOUT is one of the best resistance fighters in the info war! Oh yeah, thanks!

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

Telling the, um, well TRUTH!

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

I wouldn't! Which is keeping with TRUTHOUT'S spirit of resistance!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Truthout has become a lifeline to maintaining our democracy! In a time when "facts" are hard to come by in our current media system, Truthout has helped to inform citizens and arm them with the knowledge and information necessary to become a "more perfect union." As a lawyer and documentary filmmaker--currently producing a film about the disappearing middle class in America--Truthout's articles consistently pass the fact check test. Exactly what we lack and desperately need in America. Thank you Truthout.

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Fact checking and gathering information for the film "The Class Slipper, Middle Class Warfare in America." Truthout's information consistently checks out as TRUE. What a fabulous resource!

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

The only thing I can think of is perhaps adding some more writers, such as former pentagon analyst turned whistleblower and MICC reformer Franklin "Chuck" Spinney of the infamous "Spinney report. And perhaps some articles/information about how to organize and other groups with similar goals would be nice. Otherwise I wouldn't change a thing.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

News sharing untainted by money and power--they stick to sharing the facts and getting the truth out.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

Truthout has been an indispensable source of information on global issues of human rights -- including women's rights. By empowering more women journalists and correspondents in their daily news cycle, Truthout remains aligned with its mission of justice through education on the most important issues of our time. As a woman journalist myself, it's oftentimes difficult to break through within the long-standing patriarchal structure of news-breaking. But Truthout's internal structure, with its top administrative and editorial positions occupied by brilliant women, makes this glass ceiling disappear. Thank you, Truthout!

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

news and information dissemination

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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9 people found this review helpful

I am a co-convener of the legislative working group of United for Peace and Justice and a professor of US foreign policy. Of all the progressive websites, Truthout has been the most responsive to me and to the work of our organization (which has been mainly led by women). As our Congressional work has unfolded, the editors have sought our input on developments and they have also been willing to publish articles, when relevant. When other websites report on this subject, they have overwhelmingly relied on men as their sourcss. Truthout does excellent reporting. The fact that it is now led by women is a meaningful accomplishment.

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

Their efforts to elicit women's views in the peace movement

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

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.

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.

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

Expand it.

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

Ways to make it better...

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?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

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.

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

looking at an issue form multiple angles.

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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