These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate APM Reports Left-Center biased on story selection that favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 2015, APM Reports is the investigative and documentary unit of American Public Media and Chris Worthington is the managing director and the editor in chief of APM Reports. According to Columbia Journalism Review, “APM Reports, the long form companion of American Public Media, now has a full suite of investigative podcasts, like the Peabody Award-winning In the Dark and its recent Educate series.“
Funded by / Ownership
APM Reports is owned by the nonprofit American Public Media Group. American Public Media (APM) is the second largest producer and distributor of public radio programs in the United States after NPR. Revenue is generated through donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, APM Reports publishes news with minimal bias using credible .gov sources such as, www.sec.gov and minimally loaded headlines: ” Elaine Chao, champion of Trump’s infrastructure plan, chose to keep stock in a building company.” Story selection tends to favor the left with topics such as poverty and inequality being highlighted on the website.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate APM Reports Left-Center biased on story selection that favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 11/1/2017)