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 appealing 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 Hollywood Reporter Left-Center Biased based on story selection that slightly 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: Magazine
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1930, The Hollywood Reporter is a weekly magazine and website that focuses on the entertainment and film industry in Hollywood. The website covers movies, TV, Celebrities, and entertainment news.
Funded by / Ownership
P-MRC Holdings Inc., which in turn is owned by Eldridge Industries owns the Hollywood Reporter. Eldridge Industries also owns Billboard.com. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
Hollywood Reporter primarily covers entertainment, film industry news, and film-TV reviews. They typically do not publish opinion content unless it is in the form of a review. News is reported with moderately loaded wording like this: Oscars: In the Best Picture Race, Is Netflix Still Its Own Obstacle? This story is sourced back to other Hollywood Reporter stories.
The Hollywood Reporter also has a political news section featuring original reporting and stories republished from the Associated Press. Original reporting often uses minimal to moderately biased wording and usually relates to the entertainment, TV, and film genres such as this: Shepard Smith Could Be Picking Between CNN and MSNBC for His Next Job.
A thorough review of political coverage indicates that more stories favor the left, such as this: Greta Thunberg Slams Davos Elites on Climate as Trump Takes Stage. Generally, the news is reported factually and with a slight left-leaning bias in story selection.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Hollywood Reporter Left-Center Biased based on story selection that slightly favors the left. We also rate them high for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/30/2016) Updated (12/23/2022)
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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