Last updated on September 14th, 2020 at 05:26 pm
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.
- 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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
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 8 print issues per year. The current editor is Stephanie Mehta.
Funded by / Ownership
Fast Company is owned by Mansueto Ventures, which is in turn owned by Joseph Daniel Mansueto, who is 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 such as this: New Belgium Brewery’s employees think like owners. Because they are. This story is properly sourced to a Rutgers Institute Study. When it comes to reporting on politics, Fast Company often reports negatively on the Trump administration, such as this: The fake video of Trump gunning down journalists isn’t the problem—Trump’s rhetoric is. While most stories are more favorable toward left-leaning candidates they also report somewhat critically on them as well: 9 funny memes from the fourth Democratic debate to help you laugh and not cry. In general, from a political standpoint, Fast Company leans left with more favorable reporting on liberal issues and candidates.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
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 (10/18/2019)