- Overall, we rate the Michigan Advance Left Biased based on editorial positions that routinely favor the left. We also rate them High in factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Michigan Advance is an online news website from Michigan. Their about statement reads, “The Michigan Advance is a hard-hitting, nonprofit news site covering politics and policy across the state. We feature in-depth stories, briefs and social media updates, as well as top-notch progressive commentary. “
Funded by / Ownership
According to their about page, the Michigan Advance is part of States Newsroom, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported by grants and a coalition of donors and readers. States Newsroom publishes 28 other publications. The Michigan Advance is transparent as they link to the States Newsroom donors page. Initially, when they launched, they got fiscal sponsorship from the Hopewell Foundation; however, once the IRS approved their application for 501(c)(3) charity certification, they severed their ties with Hopewell Foundation. There has been criticism of their involvement with the Hopewell Foundation, and they have responded to the criticism here.
Analysis / Bias
The Michigan Advance publishes original news reporting on politics and policy from Michigan. Coverage focuses on the legislature, the environment, and how national policy affects the people of Michigan. Articles and headlines promote liberal perspectives through moderate, loaded language Three Michigan 2020 presidential electors file suit against 16 GOP fake electors.
Editorially, opinion pieces favor the left, such as this Rick Haglund: Michigan Dems offer a refreshing change to a people-based economic growth strategy. On the issues, the Michigan Advance promotes LGBT equality and has concerns about climate change. Finally, they frequently report negatively on Republican politicians, such as this Susan J. Demas: Don’t be fooled. Conservatives are still on a mission to destroy LGBTQ+ rights. The Michigan Advance generally reports news factually; however, story selection and op-eds strongly favor a liberal perspective.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Michigan Advance Left Biased based on editorial positions that routinely favor the left. We also rate them High in factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean check record. (M. Huitsing 01/15/2023)
Last Updated on June 5, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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