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 Honolulu Civil Beat strongly Left-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH Country: USA World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 2010 by Pierre Omidyar, the founder of Ebay, Honolulu Civil Beat is an investigative news website that practices watchdog journalism related to the U.S. state of Hawaii. The current executive editor is Patti Epler.
According to their about page “Our goal is to challenge our leaders to do better. We are the watchdogs of the public’s trust and we take seriously the mission to educate our citizens on important public issues.”
Honolulu Civil Beat is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt news organization and is a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News, a coalition of more than 200 nonprofit newsrooms across the U.S.. According to their about page “Civil Beat receives substantial support from Pierre and Pam Omidyar through the Omidyar Ohana Fund, a donor advised fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation. We also rely heavily on donations from individuals, foundations and businesses.” Civil Beat is completely transparent through revealing their donors, which can be found here.
The Honolulu Civil Beat also republishes news from the Associated Press. In general, news reporting is in-depth and factual, with moderate left leaning bias in story selection and editorial commentaries.
Overall, we rate Honolulu Civil Beat strongly Left-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/24/2019)