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 Fast Company 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.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Magazine
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1995, Fast Company is a monthly American business magazine published in print and online that focuses on technology, business, and design. It publishes eight print issues per year. The current editor is Stephanie Mehta.
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Funded by / Ownership
Fast Company is owned by Mansueto Ventures, which is owned by Joseph Daniel Mansueto, an American billionaire entrepreneur; the founder, majority owner, and executive chairman of Morningstar, Inc. Revenue is earned through advertising, subscription fees, and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Fast Company reports the news via interviews and original journalism focusing on Tech, Work-Life, and to a lesser extent, politics. Headlines and articles typically contain minimal to moderate loaded language: New Belgium Brewery’s employees think like owners. Because they are. This story is correctly sourced from a Rutgers Institute Study. When it comes to reporting on politics, Fast Company often reports negatively on the former Trump administration, such as this: The fake video of Trump gunning down journalists isn’t the problem—Trump’s rhetoric is.
While most stories favor left-leaning candidates, they also report somewhat critically on them: 9 funny memes from the fourth Democratic debate to help you laugh and not cry. From a political standpoint, Fast Company leans left with more favorable reporting on liberal issues and candidates.
Failed Fact Checks
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Overall, we rate Fast Company 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 8/27/2017) Updated (10/20/2022)
Last Updated on October 20, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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