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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 43/180
Notes: Launched in late 2009, Berkeleyside is a local news site, reporting on Berkeley and the East Bay of California. Berkeleyside was founded by Tracey Taylor, Lance Knobel and Frances Dinkelspiel. Frances Dinkelspiel is also the editor of the Berkeleyside.
Berkeleyside’s coverage features news, culture, arts, and entertainment. According to their about page Berkeleyside is a B Corporation (B Corp) which is defined as “a certified B Corps. B is for “benefit,” and B Corps is a new global designation for sustainable businesses.”
Berkeleyside’s editorial position states Berkeleyside does not endorse political candidates. Berkeleyside utilizes neutral wording in headlines such as “Gov. Brown pardons Berkeley Ecology Center employee at risk of deportation”, however in the body of the article they typically present left leaning perspectives. Editorial and opinion pieces often favor the left. Berkeleyside usually sources via quotations and utilizes credible sources such as NPR (kqed.org ). They also use sources not known to us such as and advancingjustice-alc.org.
Overall, We rate Berkeleyside HIGH for factual reporting due to thorough sourcing and Left-Center biased based on left leaning story selection. (M. Huitsing 5/5/2018)