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Letter From The Publisher

November 1, 2022

Dear Readers,

Truthdig is back. Our staff is cutting-edge and dedicated to digging for the truth.

To our longtime readers and supporters, welcome back. To new readers, we’re happy to have you join the exploration.

We know you enjoyed digging beneath the headlines as we provided new perspectives you didn’t read anywhere else. Truthdig will continue to provide that, with strong writing, original reporting and investigative journalism.

We will bring you sharp analysis as well as thought-provoking commentary. Our perspective is broad, and we are committed to journalism that undercovers issues and seeks potential solutions.

We’ll also bring you fresh global voices that shed new light on relevant and important humanitarian issues, from abuse and disease to diasporas and the climate.

And we won’t stop there.

We have created new “Digs,” with Dig Curators who will excavate pressing issues in great depth over several months. We also will feature Dig Scapes, a sound mashup about current issues.

But “digging” to uncover problems is of limited value if all it does is leave you at the bottom of a deep hole with no way out. So we’ll go beyond and identify possible solutions that may offer pathways to create positive change.

Let’s keep digging,

Zuade Kaufman

Truthdig Publisher & CEO

VISION

Our name evokes our goal: to dig beneath the headlines. It also reflects our philosophy.

As an independent source for original and provocative reporting and commentary from a progressive point of view, Truthdig offers an outlet for original work and presents possibilities for lasting change. We publish everything from deeply sourced investigations to pointed arts critiques by exceptional journalists, featuring honest and credible reporting that meets the highest standards while focusing on the issues that matter most.

We don’t have to be stuck.

We believe there are always courageous, creative changemakers who can stand up to the status quo, battle inequities and create positive solutions to help us climb out of the deepest holes.

We believe in humanitarian values. When people come together armed with knowledge, they can share ideas that transform both community and policy.

People Behind Truthdig Meet Some of the Team
Zuade Kaufman Founder, Publisher & CEO
Sharon Romeo COO
Pablo Ortega Strategy Consultant
Alexander Zaitchik Senior Editor
Alison Greene Social Media Manager
Emily Carroll Editor
James Dwyer Publishing Coordinator
Michael Deibert Managing Editor
Awards
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007

National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award: First Place, Commentary Analysis/Trend—Film

Allen Barra, "‘Mulholland Drive’ Is David Lynch’s ‘Ulysses’"

National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award: First Place, Celebrity Feature

Natasha Hakimi Zapata, "Lawrence Ferlinghetti Is Still Revolutionary at Age 100"

National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award: First Place, Book Critic – Allen Barra

Allen Barra, "Raymond Chandler, American Hard-Boiled"

National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award: Second Place, Commentary Analysis/Trend—Books/Arts

Allen Barra, "The Trickster King and the Erudite Literalist"

National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award: Second Place, Book Critic – Natasha Hakimi Zapata

National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award: Third Place, Commentary Analysis/Trend—Books/Arts

Jordan Riefe, "‘Black Is Beautiful’: Identity, Pride and the Photography of Kwame Brathwaite"

Southern California Journalism Award: First Place, Books/Art/Architecture/Design Review

Eunice Wong, "Demonic Possession in a Chinese Family"

Southern California Journalism Award: Second Place, Website for a News Organization Exclusive to the Internet – Zuade Kaufman and Robert Scheer

Staff, "Truthdig Wins 7 Prizes at the 61st Annual Southern California Journalism Awards"

Southern California Journalism Award: Second Place, Photo Essay News/News Feature

Michael Nigro, "The Border in Black and White (Photo Essay)"

Southern California Journalism Award: Third Place, Foreign Correspondent Columnist or Critic

Natasha Hakimi Zapata, "Conservatives Own the Ongoing Disaster That Is Brexit"

Southern California Journalism Award: Third Place, Columnist – Maj. Danny Sjursen

Southern California Journalism Award: Third Place, Consumer News or Feature

Ellen Brown, "Banks Are Becoming Obsolete in China—Could the U.S. Be Next?"

Southern California Journalism Award: Third Place, Editorial Cartoon

Mr. Fish, "Give Press a Chance"
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