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 Canary Media as strongly Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that favor a liberal perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2011, Carnary Media is a nonprofit organization focused on transitioning to clean energy and combating climate change. According to their about page, “Canary Media is an independent, nonprofit newsroom covering the transition to clean energy and solutions to the climate crisis. We report on how the world is decarbonizing — from electricity to transportation, buildings, and industry — with a critical focus on finding out what works and what doesn’t.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), a nonprofit, owns and publishes Canary Media. Founded in 1982, RMI is focused on reducing carbon emissions through a combination of natural capitalism (market-driven) and government solutions. According to the right-leaning Influence Watch, “RMI receives substantial grants from the ClimateWorks Foundation, a left-of-center “pass-through” funding entity that takes donations from wealthy left-wing foundations.” Other notable donors include the Bloomberg Family Foundation, the Sierra Club, and the Oak Foundation.
Canary Media generates revenue through donations to RMI.
Analysis / Bias
Canary Media is a website that publishes news and commentary on the “Climate Crisis” and carbon reduction. Articles and news headlines do not use loaded emotional wording such as this Clean energy is cheaper than coal across the whole US, study finds. This story, like most, relies on government sources such as the US Energy Information Administration.
Editorially, most stories and information covers climate solutions with minimal bias; however, commentary often contains an emotional tone, such as this COP27: We’re on a highway to climate hell. Let’s build an offramp. Although biased, this story is properly sourced from credible outlets such as Reuters, Politico, and the Financial Times.
In another story, Chart: Here’s why everyone is freaking out over gas stoves, they report on the controversial issue of whether Gas Stoves cause childhood asthma. Canary Media reported the facts that studies do show they cause an increase in childhood asthma. This report is factual. In general, all information on Canary Media is factual and holds a left-leaning bias with concerns for climate change and the promotion of climate justice.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Canary Media as strongly Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that favor a liberal perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 02/07/2023)
Last Updated on May 17, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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