These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate GeekWire as Least Biased based on balanced story selection that has shown to be critical of both parties when related to tech. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2011 by technology journalists Todd Bishop and John Cook, Geekwire is a technology news website primarily focused on the Seattle, Washington, area. According to their about page, “GeekWire is a fast-growing, national technology news site with strong roots in the Seattle region and a large audience of loyal, tech-savvy readers around the globe, who follow the site for breaking news, expert analysis and unique insights into the technology industry.”
Funded by / Ownership
GeekWire LLC, co-owned by John Cook and Todd Bishop, owns and publishes the website. Advertising, sponsorships, memberships, and events generate revenue. They are transparent in listing their sponsors.
Analysis / Bias
GeekWire provides original technology news reporting focusing on Seattle, Washington, and the nation. Headlines are low-biased and accurately describe the content of the article, such as this Cardiac Dimensions raises $35M for device to treat condition associated with heart failure. This story, like all reviewed, is properly sourced from credible outlets like the American Heart Association, Business Wire, and medical journals.
The website also frequently reports on Amazon, such as this Amazon is shutting down its cloud storage service Amazon Drive and Google Google now employs more than 7,200 in Washington state — up from 4,500 workers just prior to the pandemic.
Editorially, they do not have a dedicated section for op-eds; however, they do report on political issues as it relates to tech. Political reporting usually reports straight news, but sometimes reports negatively on former President Trump like this Is Microsoft tweeting shade at Trump? Probably not, but many followers feel like they’re in on a joke. On the other hand, they also publish articles critical of current President Joe Biden, such as this Bezos vs. Biden: Amazon founder calls out president over inflation and corporate taxes. In general, GeekWire is reasonably balanced in story selection and fact-based in reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate GeekWire as Least Biased based on balanced story selection that has shown to be critical of both parties when related to tech. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 01/08/2023)
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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