These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
Overall, we rate Mother Jones strongly Left-Center biased based on story selection that moderately favors the left and High for factual reporting due to thorough sourcing.
Factual Reporting: HIGH Country: USA World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Launched in 1976 and based in San Francisco, California, Mother Jones or MoJois a news organization that is named after labor activist Mary Harris “Mother” Jones. Mother Jones focuses on investigative journalism on topics including politics, governments, corporations, environment, crime & justice. They distribute their content via digital and social platforms, videos, podcasts, email newsletters and print magazine. They describe their mission as “to deliver hard-hitting reporting that inspires change and combats “alternative facts.” In 1993, they became the first general interest magazine to go online.
Mother Jones’ Non Profit Parent company and publisher is the Foundation for National Progress (FNP) and according to the MacArthur Foundation, the Foundation for National Progress received $1.5 million grants in support for its in-depth investigative journalism work. The Board of Directors can be seen here and the complete donor list here.
A factual search reveals that Mother Jones has not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Mother Jones strongly Left-Center biased based on story selection that moderately favors the left and High for factual reporting due to thorough sourcing. (5/13/2016) Updated (M. Huitsing 1/2/2019)