Is Mother Jones the answer for independent journalism?

Mother Jones has become “a real-life laboratory for whether nonprofit journalism — a topic of the moment in mainstream news media circles — can withstand a deep recession,” reports the New York Times.

The people behind the American magazine — which won a National Magazine Award last year for general excellence — have long evangelized for the nonprofit model. A co-editor told the Times the crisis in journalism is “primarily a crisis in for-profit journalism, because the sources of that profit have dried up.”