Public News Service

Public News Service - Left Center Bias - Liberal - Democrat - CredibleFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


LEFT-CENTER BIAS

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 appealing 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 Public News Service (PNS) strongly Left-Center Biased based on story selection that favors a liberal perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1996, Public News Service (PNS) is a nonprofit organization that provides free content to engage, educate and advocate for the public interest. According to their about page, PNS focuses on “critical issues that receive too little attention and help lift up marginalized voices that too often go unheard.” PNS is based in Boulder, Colorado, U.S. The founder and CEO is journalist Lark Corbeil.

Funded by / Ownership

Public News Service (PNS) is a family and employee-owned certified B Corp (Benefit Corporation) with large portions of revenue coming from some media contributions, grants, gifts, and memberships from individuals, NGOs, foundations, and social enterprises.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Public News Service (PNS) uses emotionally loaded headlines such as this “Report: Trump Campaign Linked to COVID Misinformation andMore People Are Poor Than the Poverty Rate Says'” and “NY Prepares Disadvantaged Communities for Climate Change Effects.” 

Public News Service (PNS) utilizes credible sources such as oacaa.org, The Washington Spectator, annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org, uhc.com, Whitehouse.gov, and pro-science agencies such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In general, reporting is consistently left-leaning and factual. Moreover, news coverage, on the whole, is favored by a liberal audience, which indicates content and story selection tend to lean left to target their primary demographic.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate Public News Service (PNS) strongly Left-Center Biased based on story selection that favors a liberal perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 09/14/2022)

Source: publicnewsservice.org

Last Updated on September 14, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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