Independent Journal Review

Last updated on September 7th, 2021 at 05:15 pm

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RIGHT BIAS

These media sources are moderate 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 information reporting that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.

  • Overall, we rate the Independent Journal Review (IJR) Right Biased based on editorial positions that favor the right. We also rate them Mostly Factual, rather than High due to the use of poor sources; however, to date, they have not failed a fact check.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

The Independent Journal Review is an American news website founded in 2012. According to their about page, “IJR is a news site that provides readers with reliable information about both sides of every issue. IJR also invites readers to experience the news through a blend of products and services that enable them to actively participate in story selection, development, and promotion.”

IJR lacks transparency as they do not list editors or disclose ownership.

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Funded by / Ownership

NextFund Voices owns and publishes the Independent Journal Review. Advertising generates revenue.

Analysis / Bias

Based on our previous review of IJR, they were a conservative news website that was high in factual reporting. Today it appears that IJR writers post stories. For example, this story Pelosi Says Art Depicting the Founding Fathers Should Not Come Down comes from an author/poster who does not have a bio. This article is not particularly biased but is strictly sourced back to IJR. Most stories are summaries of larger national stories such as this: Nearly $1.4 Billion in Coronavirus Stimulus Checks Went to Dead People: Report. This story is properly sourced to the Government Accountability Office. Finally, they also republish stories from low-biased credible sources such as Reuters.

Editorially, most stories favor a conservative perspective such as this Cruz Praises Texas for Passing Elections Bill While Torching ‘Washington Elites’. Articles listed under the commentary section are usually republished from the Far-Right and Questionable Western Journal that frequently fails fact checks. A review of opinion content indicates that most favor the right.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None to date

Overall, we rate the Independent Journal Review (IJR) Right Biased based on editorial positions that favor the right. We also rate them Mostly Factual, rather than High due to the use of poor sources; however, to date, they have not failed a fact check. (D. Van Zandt 8/19/2016) Updated (9/07/2021)

Source: https://ijr.com/

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