These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in 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 conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate Franklin News Foundation Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that favor the Libertarian right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to not always aligning with the consensus of science and a lack of transparency.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2009, The Franklin News Foundation, formerly the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity is an online nonprofit news organization in the United States that publishes news and commentary from a free market, limited government perspective on state and local politics. The Franklin News Foundation publishes The Center Square, a network of state-based websites. According to their about page “Franklin News Foundation’s mission is to hold government accountable through objective, balanced, citizen-focused public journalism with a taxpayer sensibility.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Franklin News Foundation is a nonprofit that is funded through donations. In the past funding came from Donors Trust and Donors Capital Fund. However, at present, they lack transparency and do not clearly list how they are funded.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Franklin News Foundation advocates for limited government and free-market capitalism. News reporting comes from their website The Center Square. Articles and headlines contain moderately loaded language such as this Senate committee warned Florida taxpayers at risk unless state helps private property insurers.
According to Sourcewatch the Franklin News Foundation has a right-wing position on climate change and has been criticized for rejecting the consensus of science. This source is also funded by corporations from the fossil fuel industries. In general, information is presented from a right-libertarian perspective and sometimes does not align with the consensus of science.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Franklin News Foundation Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that favor the Libertarian right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to not always aligning with the consensus of science and a lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 1/22/2017) Updated (1/13/2021)