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 The Frontier Left-Center biased based on story selection that moderately favors 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 Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2016, The Frontier is an investigative journalism website based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. According to their about page, the “mission is to hold public officials accountable, give a voice to the powerless and tell the stories that others are afraid to tell, or that illuminate the lives of people in our community. We will shine a light on hypocrisy, fraud, abuse, and wrongdoing at all levels in our community and state.”
Funded by / Ownership
The website discloses that “Frontier is a nonprofit corporation operated by The Frontier Media Group Inc. The corporation is overseen by a board that includes Robert Lorton III and Ziva Branstetter.” The Frontier generates revenue through a donation model and does not feature advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Frontier produces long-form investigative journalism pieces with minimal use of loaded language such as this: More than 40 Oklahoma officers banned for sex crime convictions in last five years, records show. This story, like all others on the website, is properly sourced to credible media outlets, quotes, and first-person accounts. Story selection tends to favor the left, with many investigations covering abuse by police, social injustice, and environmental issues. Further, The Frontier is a local newsroom for the Pulitzer Prize-winning ProPublica.
In general, this is a factual publication that leans left editorially.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Frontier Left-Center biased based on story selection that moderately favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 6/8/2019) Updated (02/28/2023)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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