Monika Bauerlein became Mother Jones’ chief executive officer in 2015 after serving as co-editor (with Clara Jeffery) for nine years. Under her tenure, Mother Jones has grown its audience twentyfold, doubled the size of its staff, established bureaus in Washington and New York, won multiple awards, and launched a campaign to establish a new media business model centered on reader support for investigative and in-depth reporting.
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Ari Berman is a senior reporter at Mother Jones, covering voting rights, and a reporting fellow at Type Media Center. He’s the author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America and Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics. He won a 2017 Izzy Award for outstanding achievement in independent media. Follow him on Twitter @ariberman.
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Kiera Butler is a senior editor at Mother Jones. She covers health, food, and the environment, and oversees pandemic reporting. Kiera helped launch and co-hosted MoJo’s food politics podcast, Bite, and is the author of the book Raise: What 4-H Teaches 7 Million Kids—and How Its Lessons Could Change Food and Farming Forever (University of California Press).
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Maggie Duffy is a Ben Bagdikian editorial fellow and a Brooklyn-based writer. She previously worked as an editorial intern at In These Times and a researcher for the American Friends Service Committee. She began reporting at her college newspaper, the Occidental, where she was a Society of Professional Journalists national finalist. Tip her at firstname.lastname@example.org or @maggie___duffy.
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Brian Hiatt is the marketing and membership director, based out of the San Francisco office. He leads Mother Jones’ efforts to earn the support—donations and magazine subscriptions—of online readers. Brian served a brief stint as a fisheries biologist after college before deciding he wanted to swim upstream alongside people, not salmonids. He became an organizer when he saw the internet’s rise lead to new ways nonprofits could engage their supporters (even before Facebook and Twitter!), and he consulted on digital strategy with leading nonprofits for nearly a decade before joining MoJo.
Emily Hofstaedter is a Ben Bagdikian editorial fellow. When she isn’t fact-checking, she’s reporting on a range of subjects, with a keen interest in the intersection of labor and climate. She previously worked as a radio reporter in bush Alaska, where she covered public health, gender violence, and the justice system. Her work can be seen in Alaska Public Media, the Anchorage Daily News, and Indian Country Today. Tip her at email@example.com or @EHofstaedter.
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Michael Mechanic is a senior editor at Mother Jones and author of Jackpot: How the Super-Rich Really Live—and How Their Wealth Harms Us All (April 2021, Simon & Schuster). Prior to MoJo, he was longtime managing editor for the weekly East Bay Express and a reporter and editor for other alt-weeklies and magazines, including the late Industry Standard. His writing has also appeared in the Atlantic, the Los Angeles Times, and Wired. He lives in Oakland with his wife and kids, a cat, a hedgehog, and too many musical instruments to master.
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Tom Philpott is Mother Jones’ food and agriculture correspondent and is a co-host of MoJo’s Bite podcast. Tom’s writing on food politics has appeared in numerous publications. He is currently based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In 2015, he won a Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, in the feature category, for the story “California Goes Nuts,” along with photographer Matt Black. In 2014, Philpott’s Mother Jones blog, Food for Thought, was named “best food blog” by the Association of Food Journalists. He has twice been a finalist for a James Beard journalism award. In addition to writing, Tom is the co-founder of a small organic farm in North Carolina.
Rob Pjetri is Mother Jones’ revenue operations manager. He most recently worked at Amazon, focusing on display advertising and marketing, and he’s deeply curious about how media shapes our lives and culture. Born and raised in New York, Rob is an incessant learner and a documentary geek. He loves diving into a wide variety of topics and will always pluck a guitar in his free time.
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