Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1966, The Chronicle of Higher Education is a newspaper and website that presents news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty and Student Affairs professionals (staff members and administrators). Based in Washington D.C. they publish weekly. The current president and editor-in-chief is Michael G. Riley.
Funded by / Ownership
The Chronicle of Higher Education is owned Pamela Gwaltney who is the widow of founder Corbin Gwaltney. Revenue is derived through advertising, sponsored content and subscriptions.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Chronicle of High Education publishes news and analysis on higher education such as reports and academic studies as well as campus information and controversies that are making national news. Articles and headlines are often presented with moderately loaded language such as this Student Interest in the Election Is High. So Are the Barriers to Voting. When reporting on science issues, they hold pro-science views such as this These Colleges Are Winning the Fight Against Covid-19 — at Least for Now. This story, like all others, is properly sourced.
Editorially, a review indicates more stories favor the left such as this Covid-19 Sent LGBTQ Students Back to Unsupportive Homes. That Raises the Risk They Won’t Return and hold negative views towards the former Trump Administration Presidents, Lose the Politesse. Oppose Trump’s Re-election. In general, the news is reported factually and with a left-leaning political bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Chronicle of Higher Education Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 12/27/2016) Updated (04/22/2023)
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