- Overall, we rate the New Jersey Monitor 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 New Jersey Monitor is an online news website from New Jersey. Their about statement reads, “The New Jersey Monitor is an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan news site that strives to be a watchdog for all residents of the Garden State. We strive to hold powerful people accountable and explain how their actions affect New Jerseyans from Montague to Cape May.”
Funded by / Ownership
According to their about page, New Jersey Monitor 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 New Jersey Monitor 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 New Jersey Monitor publishes original news reporting on politics and policy from New Jersey. Coverage focuses on the legislature, the environment, and how national policy affects New Jersians. Articles and headlines promote liberal perspectives through moderate loaded language New York court rulings signal trouble for New Jersey’s fresh attempt to regulate guns.
They properly source, linking to the New Jersey Legislature and credible sources such as whitehouse.gov, Washington Post, Politico, Center for Responsive Politics (Open Secrets), and bls.gov (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
Editorially, opinion pieces favor the left, such as this Sexual assault victims would be updated on criminal cases under bill. On the issues, the New Jersey Monitor promotes LGBT equality and has concerns about climate change. Finally, they frequently report negatively on Republican politicians, such as this Top Republicans embrace Marjorie Taylor Greene’s violent rhetoric. In general, the New Jersey Monitor 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 New Jersey Monitor 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 10/26/2022)
Last Updated on October 26, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check