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 appealing 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 Aspenia Online Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: Italy (41/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Aspenia Online is a forum and online journal of Aspen Institute Italia. Aspen Institute Italia is a partner of the Aspen Institute think tank based in Washington DC. According to Aspenia Online’s about page, Aspenia Online is a quarterly journal of Aspen Institute Italia, focusing on international affairs, addressing “issues of transatlantic interest, offering significant political commentary on US-European relations and their impact on the world order.” Aspen Institute Italia is based in Rome-Italy. Roberto Menotti is Editor-in-Chief of Aspenia Online, and Marta Dassù is Editor-in-Chief of the print edition.
Funded by / Ownership
The Aspen Institute Italia does not clearly state its ownership; however, they partner with the USA-based Aspen Institute. The Aspen Institute Italia is chaired by former Minister of Economy Giulio Tremonti, who served under the Right-Center Silvio Berlusconi Government. For more information about Aspen Institute’s funding, please see our review of Aspen Institute USA.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Aspenia Online features articles that promote a left-leaning bias on environmental issues such as “Why we need a green social contract to make decarbonisation just.” and on immigration, “The politics of future migration: hoaxes, nightmares and few certainties.” However, they also publish articles critical of the Biden administration, such as “Why Biden’s magical thinking is already failing in the Middle East.” Aspenia Online utilizes various credible sources such as The Washington Post, NBC News, Cato.org, Financial Times, and Foreign Affairs.
Editorially, Aspenia Online promotes left-leaning causes such as environmentalism and report negatively on former President Donald Trump, The tragic parable of the Trump presidency. In general, they publish factual information that is slightly left-center biased.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Aspenia Online Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 6/17/2021)