The nonprofit news magazine Mother Jones has been named the recipient of the fifth annual Izzy Award for Special Achievement in Independent Media. The Izzy Award is named after legendary maverick journalist I.F. Stone, who launched I.F. Stone’s Weekly in 1953 and exposed government deception, McCarthyism and racial bigotry. The Park Center for Independent Media said it chose Mother Jones for publishing “major, timely stories and investigations throughout 2012 that had significant public impact.” The magazine shook up last year’s presidential campaign when Washington Bureau Chief David Corn released the infamous video showing Republican hopeful Mitt Romney dismissing 47 percent of the U.S. electorate as people “dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims.” In a recent interview, Romney said the video’s release was partially to blame for his loss.