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 appeals 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 Bay Nature Magazine Pro-Science and Left-Center biased based on editorial and advocacy positions that 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: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Magazine
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2001, Bay Nature Magazine is printed four times per year, covering the natural world of the San Francisco Bay Area. According to their about page, “We are an independent nonprofit publication and website with a vision that all people have a close relationship with nature. Our writers, photographers, and artists cover science and nature, conservation, and recreation.”
Funded by / Ownership
The nonprofit Bay Nature Institute owns the magazine and website. It is mainly funded by grants and donations, including from The Institute for Nonprofit News, subscription fees, and a store that sells merchandise and back issues of the magazine.
Analysis / Bias
Bay Nature Magazine and website covers news related to the San Francisco Bay area’s natural environment. They also provide information on trails, nature events, and nature photography. Many stories focus on science and nature; however, there is a strong emphasis on conservation and sustainability, such as this Raptors Rather Than Rodenticide. This story utilizes primary sources of information.
Editorially, Bay Nature Magazine holds a left-leaning bias through the promotion of nature conservation, concern for the environment, and social justice such as this Public Lands Have Become a Refuge for People Priced Out of Housing in the West. Local Tensions are Increasing. What Now? When reporting on politics, they consistently favor democratic candidates and policies such as this With Recall Election, California’s Environmental Future Up for Vote. In general, Bay Nature Magazine is a pro-science source of information; however, they report on politics and advocate for left-leaning issues; therefore, we rate them Left-Center biased.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Bay Nature Magazine Pro-Science and Left-Center biased based on editorial and advocacy positions that favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/12/2021)