Support Journalism: A List

Support Journalism: A List

Last week, PEN Center USA asked our online community to tell us which nonprofit news organizations, newspapers, websites, publications, journals, and advocacy groups they subscribe and/or make donations to. We’ve collected their responses below for people who are worried about freedom of the press and want to support journalism. Two suggestions that we heard over and over again:

  • Start local. subscribe to your local newspaper and support journalists investigating issues and events in your area.
  • Read outside of your comfort zone. Understanding and progress are not created in an echo chamber.

The list that follows is by no means complete, but it’s a start, and one that you can add to.

Advocate
www.advocate.com
LGBTQ news. Commentary, arts & entertainment, health, parenting, and politics.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
www.aclu.org
For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

Center for Public Integrity (CPI)
www.publicintegrity.org
One of the country's oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organizations. CPI is revealing abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust by powerful public and private institutions, using the tools of investigative journalism.

Climate Central
www.climatecentral.org
An independent organization of leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the public.

Colorlines
www.colorlines.com
Colorlines is a daily news site where race matters, featuring award-winning investigative reporting and news analysis.

Columbia Journalism Review (CJR)
www.cjr.org
Publication serving as a watchdog of the press in all its forms.

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)
www.cpj.org/
An independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to the global defense of press freedom.

Democracy Now!
www.democracynow.org
Daily independent news program hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, airing on over 800 stations.

Freedom of the Press Foundation
www.freedom.press
Freedom of the Press Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping support and defend public-interest journalism focused on exposing mismanagement, corruption, and law-breaking in government.

Harper’s Magazine
www.harpers.org
Harper’s Magazine, the oldest general-interest monthly in America, explores the issues that drive our national conversation, through long-form narrative journalism and essays, and such celebrated features as the iconic Harper’s Index.

High Country News
www.hcn.org/
A bi-weekly newspaper that reports on the West's natural resources, public lands, and changing communities.

LA Review of Books
https://lareviewofbooks.org
The Los Angeles Review of Books is a nonprofit literary and cultural arts organization that combines the great tradition of the book review with the evolving technologies of the web.

Marshall Project
www.themarshallproject.org
A nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system.

Mother Jones
www.motherjones.com
Mother Jones is a reader-supported nonprofit news organization featuring investigative and breaking news reporting on politics, the environment, human rights, and more.

NPR
www.npr.org
NPR delivers breaking national and world news, as well as top stories from business, politics, health, science, technology, music, arts and culture.

PEN International and PEN Center USA, based in Beverly Hills
www.pen-international.org
www.penusa.org
A worldwide association defending freedom of expression domestically and internationally.

POLITICO
www.politico.com
Political news about campaigns, Congress, lobbyists and issues.

ProPublica
www.propublica.org
ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
www.pbs.org
PBS and member stations are America’s largest classroom, the nation’s largest stage for the arts and a trusted window to the world.

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
www.splcenter.org
Founded in 1971, SPLC is a nonprofit organization that combats hate, intolerance, and discrimination through education and litigation.

The American Prospect
www.prospect.org
Monthly magazine covering politics, culture, and policy from a liberal perspective. Includes well-maintained archives.

The Atlantic
www.theatlantic.com
The Atlantic covers news and analysis on politics, business, culture, and technology, as well as national and international news.

The Economic Hardship Reporting Project
www.economichardship.org
The Economic Hardship Reporting Project aims to change the national conversation around both poverty and economic insecurity. This nonprofit journalism project was founded by Barbara Ehrenreich.

The Economist
www.economist.com
The Economist offers authoritative insight into and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology, and the connections between them.

The Fund for Authentic Journalism
authenticjournalism.org
When it comes to social movements and community organizing, most media outlets get the story wrong. We teach journalists how movements work, and how to get the story right.

The Los Angeles Times
www.latimes.com
The Los Angeles Times is a leading source of breaking news, entertainment, sports, politics, and more for Southern California and the world.

The National Review
www.nationalreview.com
Up-to-the-minute conservative commentary on politics, news, and culture.

The New York Times
www.nytimes.com
Find breaking news, multimedia, reviews & opinion on Washington, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education, real estate, and more.

The New Yorker
www.newyorker.com
Reporting, profiles, daily news, cultural coverage, podcasts, videos, and cartoons.

The Washington Post
www.washingtonpost.com
Breaking news and analysis on politics, business, world national news, entertainment, and more.

Voice of OC (California)
www.voiceofoc.org
Voice of OC is a nonprofit investigative news agency focused on daily coverage of Orange County’s city halls and government agencies, with an eye toward providing real-time information that allows people to make a difference.

Voice of San Diego (California)
www.voiceofsandiego.org
Voice of San Diego is a member-based nonprofit investigative news organization that gives citizens the tools they need to engage in important conversations.

Compiled by Michelle Franke for PEN Center USA, with thanks to Amy Wallen, Brandi Neal, David Rocklin, David Ulin, Erika Schickel, Grey Talkington-Summa, Hilary Watchler, Hunter Liguore, Jamie Schaffner, Joanna Spilker, Joe Donnelly, Mary Guterson, Samantha Dunn, Tomas Mournian, Zach Roop, as well as PEN Center USA’s Facebook and Twitter followers.

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