'Mother Jones' Magazine Sees a Surge in Support

Great profile of the publication by Dominic Fracassa for the San Francisco Chronicle:

Editor in Chief Clara Jeffery describes the Mother Jones voice as “your smart, savvy, sometimes sarcastic friend who knows a lot about politics and current events and really cares about what’s happening to our democracy.”

Given the banner year Mother Jones had in 2016 — capped off by its designation as the 2017 Magazine of the Year by the American Society of Magazine Editors — it seems that news consumers are listening.

As a nonprofit organization that relies on subscriptions and donations to make up 70 percent of its operating budget, the magazine is poised to reap the rewards of a shift in the way journalism is paid for. As the Trump administration ramps up its antagonistic posturing toward the media, calls have gone out across the country for the public to provide direct financial support to media outlets providing essential journalism.

I recently subscribed to Mother Jones, something I probably should have done long ago considering how long I've followed them online. Their voice does lean progressive, but their reporting is fair and, crucially, accurate. MoJo is an exemplar of journalism done right.