Mother Jones "is an independent nonprofit whose roots lie in a commitment to social justice implemented through first rate investigative reporting." Their work is "made possible, in large part, by the support of the Foundation for National Progress and through donations from individual readers." 
"The founding editors of Mother Jones--Adam Hochschild, Richard Parker, and Paul Jacobs--left Ramparts shortly before its final demise. They inherited the Ramparts mailing list, asked Stermer to design some early covers, and carried on its muckraking." 
Accessed March 2010: 
- Phil Straus - Chair
- Madeleine Buckingham - President
- Monika Bauerlein - Vice President
- Clara Jeffery - Vice President
- Steven Katz - Vice President
- Sara Frankel - Secretary
- Harriet Barlow
- Jane Butcher
- Erik Hanisch
- Adam Hochschild
- Robert McKay
- Richard Melcher
- Hope Morrissett
- Carolyn Mugar
- Jon Pageler
- Celia Perry
- Christina Platt
- Susan S. Pritzker
- Daniel Schulman
- Kevin Simmons
- Meredith Spear
- Steve Silberstein serves on the board of Mother Jones Magazine
- Janet Shenk 
- Anita Roddick - Former Trustee 
- Meredith Spear - Board Member
Coverage of tobacco issues
Mother Jones has a long history of investigative journalism and publication of stinging expose's on tobacco issues. In July, 1979 Mother Jones published an article titled "Cigarettes & sofas: How the tobacco lobby keeps the home fires burning" about the extent of cigarette-caused fires in the U.S., and the push for self-extinguishing cigarettes. In 1979, Mother Jones published an article titled, "Shoot Out in Marlboro Country," that described Philip Morris' efforts to censor the documentary "Death in the West," in which real-life cowboys who were dying of smoking-induced illnesses, and their doctors were interviewed. 
In 1996, Mother Jones published an article on tobacco politics and the tobacco industry's ties to the Republican party.
- Adam Hochschild, Mother Jones: The First 25 Years, Mother Jones, May/June 2001.
- Tim Arango, "Mother Jones Tests Nonprofit Model in Race to Survive the Recession", New York Times, March 7, 2009.
- John Stauber, The Progressive Movement is a PR Front for Rich Democrats, March 15, 2013, CounterPunch.
- "Radical Magazine Removes Editor, Setting Off A Widening Political Debate" The New York Times, September 27, 1986. - a section from Paul Berman on Sandinistas, anarchists and the cult of Che
- Michael Barker, "Mother Jones And The Defence Of Liberal Elites", Swans Commentary, April 19, 2010.
Resources and articles
Related Sourcewatch articles
- James Ridgeway - Senior Washington Correspondent
- Michael Moore - former editor
- David Weir
- Joshua Kurlantzick
- George Packer
- Sara Catania
- Nicholas Schmidle
- Julia Whitty
- ↑ The perilous fight: the rise of Ramparts magazine, 1965-1966, findarticles, accessed September 10, 2009.
- ↑ Directors, Mother Jones, accessed March 29, 2010.
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