Jason Leopold | We’ve Got Work to Do

Dear Truthout Friends,

Most days, my work at Truthout centers on cultivating sources and obtaining documents so I can put together hard-hitting investigative stories about hot-button issues you won’t read about anywhere else. That I have been given the freedom to practice this type of journalism on a daily basis for the past several years is just one of the reasons I love working at Truthout, with people who are just as passionate as I am about covering the real news.

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Jason Leopold, Investigative Reporter and Deputy Managing Editor