Awards and Accolades

Mother Jones recently won the prestigious 2017 National Magazine Award for Magazine of the Year. It has also been nominated for the National Magazine Award for General Excellence nine times in the magazine’s history, winning three times. MoJo continues to win awards for its reporting, illustration, and photography.


SPJ Northern California Excellence in Journalism Award (Investigative Reporting), Winner
Undercover With a Border Militia
Shane Bauer

ASME National Magazine Award (Social Media), Finalist
Mother Jones

Education Writers Association, Finalist
Heavens to Betsy
Kristina Rizga

John Bartlow Martin Award, Finalist
Ari Berman

National Headline Awards, Finalist
My Daughter Was Murdered in a Mass Shooting. Then I Was Ordered to Pay Her Killer’s Gun Dealer.”
Sandy Phillips With Abigail Pesta

American Illustration
Heavens to Betsy” illustration
Tim O’Brien

South Asian Journalists Association Awards, Winner
Inside the Growing Guest Worker Program Trapping Indian Students in Virtual Servitude
Nikhil Swaminathan


News and Documentary Emmy Awards (Outstanding New Approaches: Current News), Nominee
My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard
Kevin Sullivan, Michael Schiller, James West, Cheryl Devall, Dave Gilson, Ike Sriskandarajah, Ivylise Simones, Jim Briggs, Shane Bauer, Al Letson

SEAL Environmental Journalism Awards, Winner
Rebecca Leber

Society of Publication Designers (Feature Video: News/Documentary)
My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard
James West and Ivylise Simones

Maggie Awards (Overall Magazine Category), Winner
Mother Jones

National Magazine Award (Magazine of the Year), Winner
Mother Jones

National Magazine Award (Best Reporting), Winner
My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard
Shane Bauer

National Magazine Award (General Excellence), Finalist
Mother Jones

American Psychoanalytic Award for Excellence in Journalism
Inside the Race to Stop the Next Mass Shooter” and related coverage 
Mark Follman

John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Award
My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard
Shane Bauer

Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, Winner
My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard
Shane Bauer

GLAAD Media Award, Finalist
The Methodist Church May Split Over LGBT Issues. Meet the Lesbian Bishop Caught in the Middle.
Becca Andrews

Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics, Finalist
My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard
Shane Bauer

Ancil Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism, Finalist
My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard
Shane Bauer

American Small Business League Journalistic Excellence Award    
Giant Corporations Are Reaping Billions From Federal ‘Small Business’ Contracts
Josh Harkinson

2017 Izzy Award,Winner
My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard
Shane Bauer


National Magazine Award (Best Reporting), Finalist
The Fever
David Ferry

SPJ NorCal Excellence in Journalism Award (Journalist of the Year)    
Shane Bauer

James Madison Freedom of Information Award
Mother Jones

National Press Club Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism
How the Media Inspires Mass Shooters
Mark Follman

National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Award
Black Deaths Matter
Edwin Rios, Kai Wright, Justin Maxon

Folio Ozzie Award (Best Redesign)
Mother Jones

Association of Food Journalists (Best Food Column), Finalist
Tom Philpott

Association of Food Journalists (Best Writing on Beer, Wine, or Spirits)
Heart of Agave
Ted Genoways

The Media Consortium’s Impact Award
The True Cost of Gun Violence in America
Mark Follman, Julia Lurie, Jaeah Lee, and James West