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Causes: Arts & Culture, Journalism, 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

110 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.

5 Jodie E.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

4 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.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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.

Craig Mc

3 Will V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

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.

16 Trevor D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

12 Leigh E.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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...

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

7 Sara N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I follow Truthout posts on Facebook and find myself reposting ALL the time. Their analysis is incredible.

7 Dan R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

In a vacuum of actual journalism, Truthout shines as david Vs the goliath of disinformation, lies and distractions.

2 Poobahspizza G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Truthout is a great source of fantasy writing.....A bullhorn for the left, and a great enemy of the Israeli State....The greatest thing htis organisation could do to voice its opinion would be to gather the entire staff together at a earth day celebration, or maybe a granola festival and stage a huge group self-immolation.......I would be a great supporter of them then....

6 Robert B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Truthout is the rarest of news outlets. It provides a comprehensive view of the world without resorting to the crippling conventional wisdom offered by other 'reliable' sources.

6 Judy R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Truthout lives up to its name. It gets the truth out about national and international politics and events.

America's current corporate media subsists by ratings and commercial appeal. They produce propaganda and entertainment. Most Americans are ill informed about anything political and accept commercial media as factual.

Along with being biased towards the profitable, American media refuses to air selected stories that are contrary to their propaganda.

Not so with Truthout. They report news - good and bad. They speak truth to power. They deserve your support.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If I could get only one source of current events information, it would be TruthOut. I find the information objective and the editorial style challenging. As critical thinking is becoming a lost skill, Americans need a source of international news that is truthful; that does not have a hidden agenda. As a country, ignorance is our greatest enemy.

Other American news sources have corporate support and corporate slant. Neither network nor cable news in this country delivers unbiased reporting. Opinions are purported to be more newsworthy than facts.

Truthout fills this void.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Without Truthout I would be deaf and blind. Although I have been subscribed to their news service for only a few weeks, I have come to appreciate T's high standard of journalism, offering fair balanced reporting, in stark contrast to mainstream media. I wish only that T would offer similar quality journalism on Canadian matters.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

truthout is an awesome alternative to media news.They have a wonderful writing staff.highley appreciate the information the release that the media wont touch.like al ot of great things.i feel truthout is a necessity to our internet information today.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is one of my fav news portal which reveals us good news and great information about world politics/...

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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.

2 Jeremy P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Truthout is an essential part of my daily routine. The reporting and information provided here are far superior and much more telling of the events happening in our world than anything that can be found in the mainstream media.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

TruthOut is one of my main sources for news. I trust their content, agree with their editorial perspective, and frequently repost their articles for my friends and associates.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This website tells a lot of truth, by publishing articles, all in one place, about the events of crucial interest to people everywhere: politics, science (as in Nuclear Power Plants) economics, et al, telling the truth that is disastrously left untold by the public press.

I live in Japan, and we get the international version of CNN and BBC, and one PBS news program. I hear them all tell lies, and focus on the less-than-necessary including much disaster-entertainment, and present a very right wing slant, including the BBC! And of course the IHT and wire services information in the local English language newspapers is limited, cherry picked and slanted. Truthout has an amazing amount of information, and covers an amazing range of what we need to know and cannot get in the press.

Joe C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Truthout is an important tool for an informed electorate, which the right does not seem to value.

TRUTHOUT brings truth in reporting right into my home. They are trustworthy and factual. Scrupulously so, if I may say...

Always well researched and easy to understand.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Truthout is an essential source of news for me every day. I currently live outside of the US, but I am an American who relies on getting the truth in journalism. I get my news from the internet, and I read a variety of news sources, but Truthout is at the top for providing me with news I can trust. It offers a compilation of the best news out there in both mainstream and alternative news.
I love the Buzz-out quick read news items--these pieces are always hard-hitting, immediate, and compelling. Truthout has some of the most intelligent voices in news--Thom Hartmann, Chris Hedges, William Rivers Pitt--people who are fearless in their expression of both fact and opinion.

Prior to the existence of such high-quality news on the web, I often felt isolated in my beliefs and opinions. After the 9-11 event at the World Trade Center in 2001, I immediately knew there was a story behind the official story. But try talking to your neighbors and friends and boy, you'd feel ostracized and 'unpatriotic.'

Now, when I get my daily dose of information, I know I am not alone, and I can see that I'm not the only one who feels a need to move our society in a different direction. I love that Truthout prints investigative pieces that go behind sensational headlines.

I want news that is vital. I find Huffington Post annoying; Alternet has its share of fluff. Truthout is the best!!!!

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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.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

1 Ericka T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are just essential to contemporary democracy. I have much more to say, but this is the basic fact about Truthout. At this moment in time, we need them.

Mark W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Cool website, lots of actual truth published, fights the crazy Fitzwalkerstan Taliban.

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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!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

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!

1 Reuben I.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

am glad to have access to events which are not covered on most of the better known resources.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The truth is hard to come by these days! Seems like the governors of several states are trying to muzzle any opposition . I attended a rally this past Feb. ( for the American Dream)in Columbus. The Statehouse provided a PA system that didn't work. Fortunately I was able to fix the problem after the 1st speaker. RIDICULOUS ..........I felt driven to take off of work to attend that particular day. Glad I did !

It doesn't surprise me that someone would attack your site. "The Truth Hurts !" ( If you're A Liar !"

I hope you get back up soon!

Scott Whitacre

Client Served

Rating: 5

Truthout has informed me of so much that other news outlets leave out. Truthout offers so much by giving a wide array of articles that really cut to the point of what is happening in our world. Because it is independent, Truthout does not have to pander to politicians. I appreciate all that Truthout does, and I will continue to be a loyal reader.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I was a subscriber of Truthout's Facebook page until one day they wrote an article that I found to be misleading and falsified. When I stated my opinion they deleted me.