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 the Connecticut Mirror strongly Left-Center biased based on story selection that typically favors the left, but always with reasonable balance in reporting. 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
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2009, The Connecticut Mirror is a nonprofit media organization based in Hartford, Connecticut. The CT Mirror covers politics, healthcare, budget/economy, schools/child welfare, environment, Washington, political guide, opinion, and justice.
According to their about page, “The Connecticut Mirror’s mission is to increase the level of civic engagement among the state’s residents so that they can more effectively participate in the development of public policy and hold public officials accountable for understanding and addressing the state’s needs.”
Funded by / Ownership
The CT Mirror is a nonprofit held by The Connecticut News Project, Inc, supported by individual contributions, major gifts, corporate sponsorships, and foundation grants. The Mirror has received support from several charities and foundations, including the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Melville Charitable Trust, and The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.
According to the website, 90% of funding comes from donations, with the rest coming from online advertising. You can view their latest 990 tax form here.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Connecticut Mirror primarily covers Connecticut news through the use of journalists. They also cover some national news, mainly DC politics. The CT Mirror utilizes moderately loaded language in headlines such as this: CT’s Democratic gubernatorial contenders aim at Trump. This article is sourced correctly to the left-leaning Center for Reproductive Rights. The wording of the article is direct and neutral but favors the liberal position of pro-choice.
In another article, they demonstrate that they are opposed to former President Trump’s environmental positions and in support of the EPA: Connecticut is on front line of key fights with Pruitt’s EPA. Other positions supported by the CT Mirror are improving health care leading to a single-payer system, and fighting income inequality. The CT Mirror generally favors the progressive left on most issues and is opposed to conservative policy. However, they always present a reasonable balance and, at least partially, their opposing viewpoint.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Connecticut Mirror strongly Left-Center biased based on story selection that typically favors the left, but always with reasonable balance in reporting. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 1/26/2019) Updated (08/12/2022)
Last Updated on August 12, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check