Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2011, City & State is a political journalism organization based in New York City. The company publishes a weekly magazine covering politics and government in New York City and New York State that is distributed to New York State legislators, county executives, municipalities, the New York Congressional delegation, New York City Council members, and other leaders in New York business and government. According to their about page “City & State is the premier media organization dedicated to covering New York’s local and state politics and policy.”
The website is transparent and names its editor-in-chief as Ralph Ortega.
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Funded by / Ownership
City & State is owned by City & State LLC. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, City & State New York covers New York City and state politics and policy coverage often from a low biased perspective. Most articles and headline contain minimally loaded language such as this The coronavirus in New York, by the numbers. This story is properly sourced to Covid-19 tracking systems. In other stories, they utilize opinions such as this Trump obsessively hates on NY. This story, though biased utilizes credible sources such as Reuters and NBC News to formulate their opinions. In general, they report the news factually, while offer left-leaning opinions.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate City & State New York Left-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 12/27/2016) Updated (11/18/2020)