Mother Jones has a Left media bias. As of July 2018, an overwhelming majority of AllSides users who voted — 76.22 percent — agreed with this media bias rating.
Mother Jones is commonly considered progressive, so much so that they address the question explicitly on their FAQ page. In response to the question, "Mother Jones is often identified as “liberal.” Are you biased?" they respond that their "only bias is for the truth."
Mother Jones operates as both a magazine and a website. They offer news, commentary, and investigative reporting on a variety of topics such as politics, the environment, education, food, and culture.
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Mother Jones was started in 1976 and was named after Mary Harris "Mother" Jones, an early-20th-century labor organizer. It is published by the Foundation for National Progress, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Headquartered in San Francisco, Mother Jones also has bureaus in Washington, DC and New York City. Monika Bauerlein became the chief executive officer in 2015 after having served as a co-editor for many years. Clara Jeffery is the editor-in-chief of Mother Jones and Steven Katz is Mother Jones' publisher.
Mother Jones was also the winner of the American Society of Magazine Editors’ 2017 Magazine of the Year Award. The stated mission of Mother Jones is to produce revelatory journalism that, in its power and reach, informs and inspires a more just and democratic world.