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 Inside Higher Ed. Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor 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: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2004, Inside Higher Ed is a daily online publication focused on college and university topics based in Washington, D.C., United States. They typically publish news stories, opinion essays, and career advice. The current editor is Scott Jaschik & Doug Lederman.
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Funded by / Ownership
Inside Higher Ed is owned by Inside Higher Education Inc., with a majority share by Quad Partners. Revenue is derived through advertising, sponsored content, and membership fees for exclusive content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Inside Higher Ed publishes original analysis and reporting on higher education. Topics include college admissions, academic studies, and education-related news and controversies. Articles and headlines often contain minimally emotional wording, such as this Author discusses her new book on first-generation students and how they navigate college life and this Time for Reinvention, Not Just Replication or Revision. All stories reviewed utilized proper sourcing to credible media outlets.
Editorially, the website has a section called “Views” that is dedicated to op-eds. Most editorial positions slightly favor the left, such as this What Would a Second Term for Trump Mean? and this Government Rescinds International Student Policy. Generally, the news is reported factually and with a slight left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Inside Higher Ed. Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 2/11/2017) Updated (01/13/2023)
Last Updated on January 13, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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