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.
What would we do without Truthout. They nurture real journalism and true journalists. Reading Truthout everyday i find the conversation i need to be more informed and smarter. Thoughtful and consider arguments and explorations into peace, climate change, racism: the issues we are grappling with daily by those in contact with the front lines.
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.
I count on Truthout to support and publish the kind of great stories about climate change that are so missing from most of the rest of our mainstream media. Who else will support this work? Even NPR seems to have lost its edge over the last several years.
Truthout does excellent and vital work for global political and ecological discourses. Particularly the work of Dahr Jamail and William Rivers Pitt stands out in my opinion. Not only are they great journalist asking hard, important questions and delving into hypocrisies of power and the paradox of global capitalism, they are great writers.
Truthout seems to be a leftist organization masquerading as an "unbiased" alternative news source. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Virtually everything I've read on their web site indicates that it is part of the Socialist Progressive (Marxists) philosophy movement.
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.
However much we may think we enjoy or believe in the Brian Williams-type news, it's just not the real deal. It's all made for TV with all the requisite sound bites/visuals, requires little brain use and can't possibly be thorough due to the MASSIVE amount of advertising (read: MONEY) required. I've been quite impressed with TruthOut and have passed it on and on. Much of what TruthOut provides us will not be seen nor heard on the Nightly News, unfortunate as it is. Perhaps soon...
TRUTHOUT is great. It proves all the news you should now but the main stream media is not reporting. Their articles are must reads. Their contributing writers have become household names. Because of TRUTHOUT, I seek them out on other blog sites, look forward to seeing them being interviewed by the likes of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, and look for their books to read. The truth will set you free (and get you thinking) thanks to TRUTHOUT.
I follow Truthout posts on Facebook and find myself reposting ALL the time. Their analysis is incredible.