King to join Mother Jones as editorial director

Jamilah King will join Mother Jones as an editorial director on Oct. 16. Previously, she worked at Mother Jones from August 2017 to March 2022, holding the posts of race and justice reporter and host of the Mother Jones weekly national politics podcast. Recently, King was at BuzzFeed, where she joined as deputy inequality reporter, […]

Mother Jones seeks a news & engagement writer

Mother Jones, a pioneer in accountability journalism, is seeking a dynamic news and engagement writer whose sharp point of view will shape our daily news coverage, including our flagship newsletter, the Mother Jones Daily. The ideal candidate is an ideas machine, someone who is able to identify trending news stories to crank out concise copy […]

Mother Jones receives $350K grant to expand gun violence prevention coverage

The following excerpt was sent out from Mother Jones: More than a decade after Mother Jones created the country’s first database tracking mass shootings, the 47-year-old nonprofit news organization was recently awarded $350,000 in grants to deepen Mother Jones’ gun violence prevention reporting in California and across the nation. “Gun violence is an omnipresent part […]

ASME nominates Mother Jones as a finalist in three categories

The American Society of Magazine Editors has selected nonprofit news organization Mother Jones as a finalist in the following categories: General excellence (among news outlets focusing on Literature, Science, and Politics) Reporting Video The general excellence award is considered the top honor for magazines in America. It is outlet’s overall content appearing across print, website, […]

Mother Jones receives nearly $1 million grant to bolster its democracy coverage

Several foundations have contributed approximately $1 million this fiscal year to sustain Mother Jones’ in-depth democracy reporting as America battles with economic and political downturns. The outlet has received a recent donation worth $100,000 from Craig Newmark Philanthropies, which would allow Mother Jones to “continue pursuing investigative reporting on voter suppression, disinformation, extremism, and political corruption.” […]

Mother Jones announces two newsroom promotions

Mother Jones has appointed Sophie Murguia to deputy managing editor and Ruth Murai to research editor.   In her new role, Murguia will oversee production of the bimonthly print magazine and edit stories for the magazine and website. Recently, Murguia held the post of research editor. Initially, she was with Mother Jones as an editorial […]

Mother Jones’ most-read stories of 2022

Mother Jones is ending 2022 with a bang as its audience witnessed ground-breaking political coverage that examined the national and political landscape with an unflinching eye. Readers flocked to read in-depth, analytical and hard-core reporting, which held powerful personalities to account and illuminated the struggle to preserve American democracy in the face of threats. Mother […]

Mother Jones promotes seven newsroom staff members

The following was sent out from Mother Jones EIC Clara Jeffery: Samantha Michaels, Senior Reporter. Her dogged and sensitive reporting into criminal justice changes minds; her “failure to protect” investigation is just the latest example. She started at Mother Jones in 2014.           Dan Friedman, Senior Reporter. He is responsible for some very impactful journalism, by holding […]

Mother Jones taps Dias to cover immigration

Isabela Dias, a fellow at Mother Jones has joined the staff full-time as a reporter, covering politics, immigration and culture. Her work has appeared in Slate, The Washington Post, The Nation, Columbia Journalism Review, Texas Monthly and the Pacific Standard. She worked as a freelance fact-checker for The Texas Observer and The Fuller Project. She […]

CalMatters adds reporters and editors to newsroom

CalMatters has hired two editors and three reporters courtesy of funders, donors and individual members. This announcement has posted on the site: Denise Zapata is our new deputy news editor.  Previously she was a senior editor at EdSource for eight years. As associate editor for The Center for Investigative Reporting, Denise was part of one team […]