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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

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

At a time when independent media is under attack, our support of good journalism and timely reporting is critical. Truth-Out.org exemplifies the importance of independent media unconstrained by support from government or corporate interests. An unbiased perspective is crucial for public awareness of the factors that shape decisions regarding pipelines, refugee and immigration policies, electoral politics, militarism and policing, education, employment, and so many other contemporary issues that affect us all directly. Truth-Out asks critical questions and refuses to settle for superficial or incomplete answers. Their editing is exemplary, their coverage is broad sweeping, hard-hitting and empowering. They are a needed prescription for an uneducated citizenry that suffers from a malaise of corporate-controlled, government backed, ulterior-motive-driven mass media faux news.

1 Mark V.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I read TruthOut almost daily and rely on its independent journalism to serve as an antidote to the stranglehold that corporate, profit-driven media outlets have by their omission of crucial stories and their promotion of the inane and banal. TruthOut has the highest editorial standards for accuracy of information, for veracity of sources, for relevance of issues, and most importantly, for their integrity and courage to take on the toughest, lacerating issues.

Additionally, as an instructor of Journalism, I hold up (on a regular basis) their articles to my students and value them as models of strong, high-integrity journalism.

Finally, I was fortunate enough to have an Op-Ed published in June in TruthOut (on Climate Disruption and the media) and I gained enormous respect for their editors as they worked with me; I have great affection for them and the work that they do every day. They bring a beacon of hope in our turbulent age.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

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.