- Overall, we rate the Oregon Capital Chronicle 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 Oregon Capital Chronicle is an online news website from New Mexico. Their about statement reads, “The Oregon Capital Chronicle, founded in 2021, is a professional, nonprofit news organization. We focus on deep and useful reporting on Oregon state government, politics and policy. “
Funded by / Ownership
According to their about page, the Oregon Capital Chronicle 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 Oregon Capital Chronicle 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 Oregon Capital Chronicle publishes original news reporting on politics and policy from Oregon. Coverage focuses on the legislature, the environment, and how national policy affects the people of Oregon. Articles and headlines promote liberal perspectives through moderate, loaded language Democratic report on U.S. debt default predicts disrupted benefits for seniors, veterans.
Editorially, opinion pieces favor the left, such as this Scientists pursue project in eastern Oregon that could stem climate change. On the issues, the Oregon Capital Chronicle promotes LGBT equality and has concerns about climate change. Finally, they frequently report negatively on Republican politicians, such as this White nationalism gets a hearing in the Republican House. The Oregon Capital Chronicle 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 Oregon Capital Chronicle 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 03/27/2023)
Last Updated on June 29, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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