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.
Update: Ozy Media is no longer online.
- Overall, we rate Ozy Media Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately 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
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
OZY Media is an international online magazine that focuses on news, arts, culture, politics, business, and sports. OZY was launched in September 2013 by former MSNBC news anchor, journalist, and businessman Carlos Watson. Ozy also produces TV shows for notable outlets such as PBS and BBC, as well as podcasts.
On 10/1/2021, OZY Media announced they were shutting down after scrutiny over business practices and the loss of investors. As of this update, the website is still up.
Funded by / Ownership
Ozy has been funded by Axel Springer as well as GVS Capital. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the website publishes TV episodes, Podcasts, and news. The focus of this report is on their news content. News is reported with moderately strong loaded language such as this THE BBC’S KATTY KAY SHUTS DOWN MEN WHO ‘TELL ME TO SHUT UP.’ Although they report from a diverse point of view, most stories favor a left progressive perspective. For example, they generally support universal healthcare WHY 1 MILLION AMERICAN KIDS COULD SOON LOSE ACCESS TO HEALTH INSURANCE and LGBTQ rights GAY MARRIAGE: UNDER ATTACK? In general, they report news factually and with a left-leaning editorial position.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Ozy Media Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 1/20/2017) Updated (10/04/2021)
Last Updated on July 13, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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