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Truthout Interviews Joe Macaré on Keeping the Independence in Independent Journalism and Truthout

Truthout Interviews Joe Macaré on Keeping the Independence in Independent Journalism and Truthout

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Ted Asregadoo speaks to Truthout publisher Joe Macaré about how Truthout is able to maintain its journalistic independence.

Truthout is an independent nonprofit news and opinion site that maintains its independence through readers’ donations; donors give what they can because they believe in Truthout’s mission and trust the news and opinion pieces that are published on the site. As the publisher of Truthout, Joe Macaré works every day to keep the organization running so the kind of content that Truthout is known for can continue. But what does it take to make sure that Truthout remains independent from corporate sponsorship and advertisements? In this Truthout Interviews, viewers get a peek behind the scenes to understand not only the kind of stellar reporting Truthout staff and contributing writers author for the site, but also how Truthout readers are integral to its success and growth through donations and sharing Truthout content with their social networks.

​​Not everyone can pay for the news. But if you can, we need your support.

Truthout is widely read among people with lower ­incomes and among young people who are mired in debt. Our site is read at public libraries, among people without internet access of their own. People print out our articles and send them to family members in prison — we receive letters from behind bars regularly thanking us for our coverage. Our stories are emailed and shared around communities, sparking grassroots mobilization.

We’re committed to keeping all Truthout articles free and available to the public. But in order to do that, we need those who can afford to contribute to our work to do so.

We’ll never require you to give, but we can ask you from the bottom of our hearts: Will you donate what you can, so we can continue providing journalism in the service of justice and truth?