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High Country News - Left Center BiasLEFT-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 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.

Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 43/180

Notes: Founded in August 1969, High Country News is non-profit bi-weekly environmental advocacy magazine focusing on major regulations, legislation pertaining to environmental issues of the American West. The founder of High Country News was Tom Bell. High Country News is located in Paonia, Colorado. Paul Larmer is the Executive Director and publisher of High Country News.

High Country News describes its mission as “to inform and inspire people to act on behalf of the West’s land, air, water and inhabitants, and to create what Wallace Stegner called “a society to match the scenery.”​

In review, High Country News is subscription based so we could only review a limited number of articles.  In general, High Country News utilizes minimally loaded emotional language in their headlines such as “Arizona agency angers Colorado River users upstream.” They also use credible sources such as grist.org , usbr.gov, cpr.org (Colorado public radio), usbr.gov, and helenair.com. High Country News also republishes stories from Grist and The Conversation. Story selection leans left as most articles are related to the environment and conservation.

Overall, we rate High Country News Left-Center biased due to story selection that favors left leaning causes and highly factual based on proper sourcing. (M. Huitsing 5/7/2018)

Source: https://www.hcn.org

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