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 using appeal 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.
- Overall, we rate Pacific Standard Left-Center Biased based on story selection that usually favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Pacific Standard, formerly Miller-McCune, is an American magazine, published bimonthly in print and continuously online by the nonprofit Social Justice Foundation, headquartered in Santa Barbara, California. Pacific Standard primarily covers the topics of Economics, Education, Environment, and Social Justice. Its target readers are “influentials” who read The Economist, The Atlantic, Mother Jones, and Wired. The current editor is Nicholas Jackson.
Funded by / Ownership
Pacific Standard is owned and published by the nonprofit Social Justice Foundation, which strives to “promote meaningful public dialogue by reporting, in clear and concise language, the latest and most relevant scientific research in the areas of economic, educational, environmental, and social justice.” Revenue is derived from grants, donations advertising, and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Pacific Standard reports news related economics, education, the environment, and social justice from a liberal perspective. There is minimal use of loaded language in headlines such as this, WHY ARE HOMICIDE RATES SPIKING IN CALIFORNIA’S COUNTY JAILS?. This story was republished from the credible ProPublica. Original content is also properly sourced to such media outlets such as the New York Times, ACLU, LA Times, and The Conversation. In general, story selection frequently favors the left through the promotion of climate change policy, LGBTQ and pro-labor rights.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Pacific Standard Left-Center Biased based on story selection that usually favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 9/13/2017) Updated (10/12/2020)