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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

1 Donna K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I use this organization on a daily basis for verifying information that I get from news organizations and internet resources. It is extremely difficult to know fact from fancy or just plain out falsehoods that can do great damage. To me it is extremely important in a democracy that citizens are well informed so that they can make decisions based on fact rather than what they wish to believe or others for their own self interest wish people to believe. With well established corporations such as Fox News misleading people into acting against their own and their country's self interests it is critical that organizations such as Truthout be supported and helped to grow. Our country depends on it. The welfare of the individual depends on it.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In a world where newspapers no longer represent the ideals that prompted Thomas Jefferson to say he would choose free press newspapers over government, Truthout is one of the few places filling that void. They provide sane, reasonable reporting of facts as well as exposes of those that usurp the truth and wish to enslave the minds of their followers. Sadly newspapers have lost their right to claim to be free since they have allowed tyrants to control their words. Thankfully Truthout can lead the way to restore to us our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Truth Out, Peace In.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

After 9/11, I became acutely aware of the strong-armed muzzling of the american mainstream media. It became clear that without accurate and freely available information, democracy is a rubble of a dream. A hoax of the highest order.

When Truthout came to my attention, I finally felt able to breathe. For the first time in years! Since then, I have seen their phenomenal influence in resuscitating a demoralized populace. As a result, we are now armed with information that can prove instrumental in reversing our headlong plunge into the hell of another Dark Age.

Though the jury is yet out on that one. Which is why Truthoout is our most important resource!

They are guardians of the Truth, and keepers of the flame....

2 Lacedra

Donor

Rating: 5

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?

1 Elizabeth S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Truthout has rapidly become my most trusted source of news. Not only because of the bravery and eloquence of its writers, but for its insistence on focusing on what is important. I don't want to read about Tiger Blood, and I don't care about whether Scarlett and Sean are dating. I care about a world where my child has a chance at a decent life. I care about America's actions and profile around the globe. I care about holding my elected officials accountable - even if I campaigned hard for them. I deserve the truth, I deserve the dignity of making informed decisions, and I can't be distracted by bread and circuses. I have to make hard decisions, I have to sacrifice, in order to be a good parent, a good neighbor and a good citizen. Truthout is the only news source that has the decency to give me the tools I need to be the person I want to be.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love you guys, would that national news were more of the truth like you and less like beck dreck... Please continue your great articles amnd links, if you are pissing off the elite, you must be doing it right! Thanks for all!

1 John R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Truthout has become essential reading for people who understand the implications of the ex-head of the CIA being quoted saying, "Anyone of any significance in the media is controlled by the CIA" (paraphrase).

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

my best media source, period. I get current news that is not covered elsewhere. I trust this news source, tremendously.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Truthout is indispensable. Transparency is hard to come by in this country news-wize. I otherwise depend on outsiders - RT / 24 / MHZ because their opinions are more objective and nuanced than the defensive content delivered by the US Barbie anchors and tie straightening, bloated politicians.

1 Sara P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Their vision and communication skills are exemplary. The insights and stories are compelling. I truly recommend them.

1 Kathy S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm currently living outside the US with very limited access to daily news from back home. The emails I receive from Truthout have helped me stay informed and up-to-date on major developments in the US and around the world. They cover the stories that most 'mainstream media' don't cover, under-cover or mis-cover. The articles are well informed, fact based and totally lacking the corporate bias that is so often part of other news coverage. Thank you TRUTHOUT!!!

1 Judith A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so glad tht I disovered Truthout. I receive their daily emails and have friended them on Facebook. I turn to them to read fact based stories about what is going on in the world. They provide me informed opinion pieces from respected writers, too. They are a "go to" site for information. I recommend them to friends, on Facebook and off.

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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.

Andrew B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Truthout is a breath of fresh air in this modern age of stagnate corporate owned news. It has the best and most relevant social commentary of our times. It is a must for anyone who what's to understand our complex modern world.

Tatiana B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Truthout is my face book friend and I greatly enjoy the unbiased stories which are posted by this non profit.
The other day I shared a story and commented that when they participate in sharing news, that it is something of importance to the public and is always written in a clear and truthful manner, with resources cited and checked.
Truthout is usually the calm voice in this violent and ad obsessed news media world.
Tatiana Breger

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I don't know what I would do without Truthout. I have never been so informed. I'm especially thankful that I'm able to read good journalism and analysis while at the same time reading from a "union" site where the journalists are organized. I also was speaking to a friend in the online business who was thankful that Truthout was paying for its syndicated material. Is this an online news model that will work?

So, thank you to Truthout. When people ask me how I know so much, I always recommend receiving Truthout emails.

1 Lon D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

TRUTHOUT has never disappointed me. This organization provides me with the most accurate, in-depth news of any source online or offline. Their integrity and dedication to honest journalism is unquestionable. Before finding TRUTHOUT, I never made recommendations to my friends and colleagues concerning news organizations. Now, I recommend TRUTHOUT on a regular basis.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

For several years I've been a devotee of TruthOut. Respected investigative journalists dissect, analyze and render concise reports on myriad issues relevant to surviving the Friedmanite style created crisis. It is gratifying to forward articles to 'Faux-Watchers' and have them react with awe when they FINALLY accept real TRUTHS.

Thank you staff at TruthOut - you continue to impress consistently. We greatly appreciate your work and are indebted to you as a society. Who would have ever believed USA would rot to depths of such purification

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I do not know what I would do without Truthout. It is one of the few places I can go to get real investigative journalism and find out the truth of what is happening in the world. If it were not for Truthout I would have no news source because all that is left is propganda TV and corporate owned fantasy news. I am unemployed and have two other unemployed people living in my home. We cannot afford expensive cable, thank God for Truthout!

1 Matt C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Like many people out there and before us, my eyes have been closed to what has actually been going on around us and how the government conducts itself in secrecy and treats the citizens as potential enemys and i will admit that the reason I didnt know about our corrupt foriegn policy and the truth in afganistan and iraq because we never really saw it on mainstream media now did we? It wasnt till 4-5 years I actually started looking for other sources on the internet because I was tired of the nonsense the mainstream media was reporting on , things to keep us entertained like , the president got a new dog or 24 hour coverage of anna nicloe smith dying and my favorite has been every network channel pander to the a drug addict like charlie sheen and reward his behaviour by paying him money to do the interviews in the first place. So my quest for good independent news sources continued where they would report / write articles based on actual fact , non-partisan opinions and I believe I found it a year ago with Truthout and along with multiple other good independent sites. I would say literally everything I've read from you guys has been outstanding and well written. Truthout also has a wide range of topics they discuss like shady politics , drug wars , iraq/afganistan/yemen/pakistan and now libiyan wars and the reason I think I kinda have some what of a grasp on whats going on in the world is because sites like Truthout made it possible. Stay Independent my friends.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Truthout is some of the best independent journalism I have ever had the pleasure of reading. The articles span a very broad cross-section of relevant issues and go well-beyond mainstream media fare. The writing is, without fail, insightful and thought-provoking. One of the things I most enjoy about Truthout is how in depth their articles are. My only feedback is that sometimes they are so long, that I can't possibly finish them during the time I have available, but I guess that's what the "bookmark" feature is for! I love their artwork and I love that they continue to give expression to some of the leading leaders and theorists from the "Left". I donated as much as I was able to Truthout ($75) a couple of months ago and will continue to support their excellent reporting.

Marian Blankenship

Timothy J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I am a general member of the public who appreciates news with a sense reality and candor, and I find that "TRUTHOUT" provides both of these qualities in abundance. Good decisions can only be made with good information, and "TRUTHOUT" is one of my daily sources for such information. May they continue their valuable work and inspire others to do the same. Namaste, Timothy

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've been reading Truthout regularly from Facebook for at least 6 months now. I wish I had found it earlier. In my opinion, they have very well written reports by well-known experts. Assertions are backed up with actual facts. There is a level of investigative journalism in the reports that I read at Truthout that I don't find on television or in my local paper. I can depend on them to find the underlining story and to get to the bottom of the matter, sometimes in the face of the prevailing news media. I don't have a lot of money, but I fully intend to donate to support this valuable information source. I would not like to see them have to stop reporting.

James I.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Truthour is a vital source of news and analysis. In a world where so much of our news comes flitered through the corporate media, I find Truthout to be a breath of fresh air. I have consistently been impressed with the quality of writing and reporting, and have made it one of my go-to places for the real news. In particular, I gained a great deal from Truthout's on-the-spot coverage of the recent protest movement in Bahrain.

1 Karyn M.

Donor

Rating: 5

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

Jackie A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love Truthout's journalistic integrity and willingness to report on stories most people dont see in American News. A lot of folks who REALLY want to know whats going on in the world have to turn to foreign news sources, but Truthout is a bright, shining beacon in a world of dim bulbs.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Truthout is a breath of fresh air when it comes to informative, analytic journalism. Never partisan, always exact and to the point, it has rapidly become my best resource for understanding what is happening around me.

DorothyK

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There are two types of people: those who seek the truth and those who don't. I am one who has always wanted the truth. Thus my reasoning for reading Truthout. The articles & those who write the articles, and those who print them, such as Truthout, make it possible for me to know the 'in depth' truth. Thanks to all.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is educational, reliable, and always on top of current news.

I have stopped watching almost all television news. I can learn more from TruthOut's website in one hour than I could from watching CNN all day long.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

This is my main source for news. One of the most objective sources of reporting that I've found.

J Darras D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is one of the best sources of pertinent news. I read it everyday.

1 Karen S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Truthout is a rare organization that pulls together journalists with integrity and a hunger for exposing corruption and folly in our society. Our country simply needs more organizations like this to keep us a vigilant and informed Democracy.

Truthout helps me inform my community, colleagues, and friends about our the political and economic landscape of our country. It motivates me daily to work toward a more equitable and prosperous community.

Today, for instance, I spoke about my community's concerns about school teacher reductions with the head of HR for the entire city school system. I am proud that I have established a communication link between parents of my school, the teacher's Union, and the LAUSD school system. Truthout helps motivate me to be an active and responsible citizen. They provide a national and local context to I value them so much that I donate a very small amount to TruthOut on a monthly basis.

Robert O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

What I most enjoyed about Truthout, being on a limited fixed income, was their "disclaimer" saying something to the effect that if you can't afford to donate, don't worry, but please tell your friends about us. Most of the articles I see in Truthout, are not affected by the publications' relationship to advertisers (as when Molly Ivins was writng for the Dallas paper, and she wrote an item critical of an automobile, and the Dallas Auto Dealers pulled all their advertising from that paper, and the Editor took out billboards "Molly Ivins can't say that, can she?").

Kheiron Q.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I rely on TruthOut for quality and accurate information about what transpires in our world. We can't rely on corporate-controlled media anymore. TruthOut is a pioneer and a trail-blazer in providing a viable alternative to corporate news. I highly recommend TruthOut to anyone interested in "real" news, and they are one of the few organizations I support financially (it's not a lot, but it's what I've got!)

Client Served

Rating: 5

In a world where corporations control the information I'm allowed to have, I treasure TRUTHOUT. Investigative journalism has all but perished elsewhere, but how else can we have an informed electorate? And without an informed electorate, how can we hope to have a democracy?