Mother Knows Best


Many people who had never heard of Mother Jones became aware of the magazine last year when it broke the story of Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” speech. The magazine, a paragon of liberal thought now in its 37th year of publication, saw over 9 million page views for the story and video of Romney’s comments at a political fundraiser, which became an election-year sensation. In a lesson on how Web traffic spikes can boost social media, the magazine gained 14,000 new Twitter followers and 12,000 new Facebook fans in the wake of the story.