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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

53 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

4 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.

2

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

6

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.

11 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...

9

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.

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....

5 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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5

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.

4

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.

1

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.

1 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

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.

Mark W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

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

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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.

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.

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....

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).

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.