Hechinger Report

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LEFT-CENTER BIAS

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 the Hechinger Report strongly Left-Center biased based on editorial positions and advocacy that align with a liberal perspective on education. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 2009, The Hechinger Report is a website for the nonprofit organization, The Hechinger Institute on Education and Media, that reports on U.S. Education Policy. The Institute is named after Fred Hechinger, a former New York Times education editor. According to their about page, “We cover inequality and innovation in education with in-depth journalism that uses research, data, and stories from classrooms and campuses to show the public how education can be improved and why it matters.”

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Funded by / Ownership

The Hechinger Institute on Education and Media at Columbia University owns and publishes the Hechinger Report. The organization has received funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Carnegie Corporation, Lumina Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the Joyce Foundation. The Hechinger Report website generates revenue through donations.

Analysis / Bias

The Hechinger Report produces in-depth reports, analyses, and commentary on education ranging from early childhood through adult education. Articles and headlines utilize loaded emotional wording that usually favors the left, such as this The racist and sexist roots of child care in America explain why the system is in shambles. The articles reviewed were primarily sourced from first-person quotes, while analysis-type stories relied on hyperlinks from credible sources such as NPR, The Atlantic, and government databases. Further, their articles are frequently republished by credible sources such as the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Boston Globe.

Editorially, the Hechinger Report focuses on how education is affected by poverty, racism, and sexism, such as this A school created a homeless shelter in the gym, and it paid off in the classroom. Further, the website covers climate change, immigration, and social-emotional learning from a liberal perspective, such as this TEACHER VOICE: Social and emotional learning is helping close equity gaps at my school. Finally, they frequently report negatively on conservatives, especially regarding critical race theory COLUMN: If you don’t want critical race theory to exist, stop being racist. In general, The Hechinger Report is fact-based and holds a left-leaning editorial bias.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years. Fact Checkers reference them.

Overall, we rate the Hechinger Report strongly Left-Center biased based on editorial positions and advocacy that align with a liberal perspective on education. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 03/27/2022)

Source: https://hechingerreport.org/

Last Updated on March 27, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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