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 am grateful to be receiving Truthout and intend to support the efforts of this alternative media. What does one expect from the corporate world when Disney owns ABC, Comcast owns NBC, Time Warner owns CNN, Fox Communications owns Fox News and whomever owns CBS. The media no longer provide in-depth reporting to the public. The major stories of the day are given shortshrift or not published at all. The contributors to Truth Out are impressive, Paul Krugman, Chris Hedges, etc.

Liberalism and progressivism need to reassert a place of pride in the messages disseminated to the American Public. The power elite of the United States has failed the people of the United States through a lack of responsibility and accountability. The sclerotic and dysfunctional status quo needs to be portrayed for what it truly is: a civilization in decline attempting to squeeze as much of the sweet juice from the fruit as possible prior to disposing of the "useless fiber."

Truth Out can be a medium for awareness and change in a changing world.

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

Good articles on various topics

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

Increase its reach among the public. Have it focus on some very specific issues affecting Americans and provide avenues to engage members and work for redress within the political process.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As an Emmy award winning investigative journalist and consumer advocate, I look to Truthout as one of my very few sources for news that I cannot get elsewhere. As an unemployed broadcast journalist, I can tell you that Truthout is a thorn in the side of the MSM.

Journalistic integrity beholden to no corporation is the key to receive news that is occurring but not reported on by the corporate owned news organizations.

It is imperative that Truthout has the means by which to continue to perform a role that is vital to our democracy. It saddens me greatly when I see how they must ask for handouts in order to survive. Our democracy depends upon news from an unbiased source beholden to no corporate entity.

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

Receiving my daily news.

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

Be sure they received enough grant money so they don't have to peddle for their monthly budget.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Truth-out is uncovering information just as the good old-fashioned investigative reporters used to do in the 20th century, when there were reporters. Truth-out's contribution to defending democracy in the U.S. is unparalled.

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

Truth-out reports information not disseminated anywhere else.

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

I produce a weekly TV program called Eartheart Network News, a new kind of news commentary and interview program connecting people, issues and ideas from the heart to create sustainable culture. I rely on Truthout.org for rare insight into important issues. Truthout.org's service is so valuable because it empowers people with real information they can utilize to make better choices and understand the world we live in. I am so happy Truthout.org is here and encourage you to support them. We are so blessed to have the great service they bring and need to show our support with action now. Thank you Truthout.org!

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

being able to present quality info truthout.org exposes to my audience members locally and online

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

help you get more money and protection from online vandals and more general public support!

Was your donation impactful?

Unlikely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Valuing you, and giving what I can because I really appreciate what you are doing

Why did you make your donation at this time?

Because I find your articles especially useful and impactful!

What would you tell others about this organization?

YES, I do all the time.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

The most honest well researched articles and blogs on the Net!! They get the real stories with in depth investigative reporting!
Keep up the good work! I know your being cyber attacked all the time.
Makes you wonder who is AFRAID of what you write?

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

Educating me and all the people around the World how Corporate America is trying to take over the World using Shock Doctrine techniques.

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

You are AWESOME! Figure out a way to quit being hacked...:)

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love Truthout! The news and editorials are educational and valuable.

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

I read truthout daily

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

give it more funding

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Truth-Out's articles are immensely informative; so much so, that after a few months of regularly reading the site, I was moved to become a donor. Unfortunately, even though I am a donor, Truth-Out's website prevents me from participating in the discussions attached to the articles. Whenever I try to post a comment, I get a message saying that my post appears to be a duplicate, and that it was blocked by the site's "spam filter."

Three times I have tried to contact support via the contact links on the site to request assistance with the problem, and three times has my request gone without the courtesy of a reply. I would therefore publicly like to request that the site either have the courtesy to contact me to resolve my comment posting problem, or have the decency to return my contributions to date. This is no way to treat a donor!

Sincerely,
Mark P. Kessinger

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

It's utter failure to respond to a donor's (my) request for assistance with this problem.

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

give the site's operator's a refresher course in basic courtesy and customer service.

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

Truthout came to my attention as many of the articles I came across on various news boards and websites and found to be well researched, informed and often times the lone voice on a viewpoint were written for Truthout. Not sure if it was a Greg Palast, Noam Chomsky, Dhar Jamail, William Rivers Pitt or one of the other contributors but it did not take long to recognize the role that Truthout takes in providing real news to a neglected audience.

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

Informing many thankful friends and associates of Truthout.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Truthout is a news aggregator and journalistic organization providing me with outstanding news and commentary that is simply not available from mainstream sources. It gives me the opportunity to feel more genuinely informed so that I can attempt to protect my family and assist my community and country from a place that feels truthful. Authenticity is crucial and I feel that Truthout's mission is to keep providing me, the owner of a small business, with the best information that can be fearlessly presented.

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

I have made financial decisions and political decisions based on information from Truthout.

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

make no substantive changes. I like the format and the wide ranging offering.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Authentic attempt at disseminating truthful empowering information

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

hard working, sincere

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

be secure in its mission.

Ways to make it better...

I am satisfied

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding

One thing I'd also say is that...

It is extremely hard to tell the truth these days and in the marketplace easily drowned. A mission to tell the truth should be passionately supported.

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  

7 people found this review helpful

Since the media no longer reports any news not relating to Lindsey Lohan it has become mandatory to search out news on the internet and read it to yourself. Truthout provides a website that gathers important news from a variety of sources, and their own reporters' and opinion writers' articles, in one place. If you are registered with their site they send the articles straight to your email address. I read everyday from the Truthout emails. I read news that never sees the light of day, at worst, or news that may eventually make it into mainstream news, months or years later. With Truthout you know what's going on, when it's going on.

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

I can not count the times that I have read news about the Iraq war, the war in Afganistan, governmental issues, social issues, days, weeks, months, and years, before it was reported anywhere else.

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

I would give them subpoena power!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their high standards of journalism.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I have not yet had that pleasure.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the world for the better.

Ways to make it better...

I could read faster.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. I'm just assuming that since they don't report on Lindsey Lohan and Paris Hilton or Sandra Bullock, that they are cash strapped.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I read from their site every single day and while that doesn't make me as smart as Rachel Maddow, it makes me as well informed.

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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