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 appeals 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 JURIST 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
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
JURIST was founded in 1995 by Bernard Hibbitts, a professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. The website was created as a way to provide law students and legal professionals with access to legal news and commentary from around the world. According to its about page, they are an “award-winning online legal news service powered by a global team of over 100 law student reporters, editors, commentators, correspondents and content developers from 50 law schools in 24 countries across six continents.”
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Analysis / Bias
JURIST is an online legal news service that claims to be accurate and impartial in its reporting. News articles do not contain emotional wording with headlines such as this Montana TikTok user file lawsuit to stop state ban from going into effect. This story, like all others reviewed, is properly sourced from credible outlets such as the ACLU, Congress.gov, and Cornell Law.
The website also provides opinion commentary that is reasonably balanced; however, more opinions favor the left such as this How Granting a River Legal Personhood Could Bring a Measure of Environmental Justice to Albania and India Needs to End Discriminatory Ban on LGBTQ+ Blood Donations. In general, JURIST provides a diversity of viewpoints and perspectives on the law with a slight left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate JURIST 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 05/20/23)
Last Updated on May 20, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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