These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal 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 reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate Newsone Left Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that routinely favor the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting due to a lack of transparency, despite proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2008, Newsone is a news and opinion website that focuses on social issues and entertainment for an African-American audience. According to their about page, they state: “NewsOne.com is your destination for news and information for and about Blacks in America. Filled with original stories, diverse opinions, photos, videos, and polls, let NewsOne be your daily stop and make your voices heard!” It should be noted that there is not a link on the website to this about page. It must be searched through Google. Further, they do not disclose editors or who is currently in charge.
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Funded by / Ownership
Newsone is owned by IOne Digital, which is a digital media company that creates and distributes premium content for Urban Enthusiasts. IOne Digital owns several brands including HipHop Wired and Global Grind. Revenue is primarily derived from advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Newsone publishes news related to African-American issues such as racism, police brutality as well as highlighting prominent black figures such as Barack Obama and Kamala Harris. News reporting is often a combination of facts and opinions interjected by the author. They do not always separate opinion pieces from straight news content. Headlines and content often contain emotionally loaded wording such as this: How Trump’s ‘Go Back,’ Racist Attacks Could Backfire At The Polls. This story is reasonably sourced to left-leaning outlets such as Vox, CNN, New York Times and the Washington Post.
Editorially, there is a strong left-leaning bias in story selection and near 100% negative reporting on the Trump administration, such as this: This Is The Donald Trump Black People Warned You About. This Op-Ed is properly sourced and utilizes loaded language throughout, for example, this quote: “The only thing surprising to me is the fact that Trump’s racism is surprising to anyone. Because this is the Donald Trump that Black people have known about for ages.” In general, story selection and editorial positions consistently favor liberal positions.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Newsone Left Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that routinely favor the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting due to a lack of transparency, despite proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 12/15/2016) Updated (8/4/2019)
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