Imprimis (Hillsdale College)

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Imprimis - Right BiasRIGHT BIAS

These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward conservative causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.

Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180


Imprimis is the monthly speech digest of Hillsdale College, published by the Center for Constructive Alternatives. Imprimis’s content consists almost entirely of edited transcripts of speeches delivered by conservative movement leaders at Hillsdale-sponsored events. Imprimis was founded in 1972.

Funded by / Ownership

Imprimis is owned by Hillsdale College and is funded through the Center for Constructive Alternatives as well as through donations and online advertising.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Imprimis uses minimal loaded words in their headlines and minimally editorialize the speech transcripts they publish. However, almost all of the speakers are conservative and present opinions with a right wing bias. They do not use outside sourcing of information as the source is the speaker. Imprimis speakers are not always factual in their statements. For example in January 2010 Speaker of the House Paul Ryan spoke at Hillsdale College and claimed that the Affordable Care Act will result in rationing of healthcare. According to Politifact this is a mostly false statement.

Overall, we rate Imprimis Right Biased based on political affiliation of speakers and Mixed for factual reporting due to a failed fact check. (D. Van Zandt 12/24/2017) Updated (7/7/2018)


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