Last updated on October 27th, 2021 at 06:17 pm
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.
- Overall, we rate Religion News Service (RNS) Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial viewpoints and 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: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Religion News Service (RNS) is a news agency covering religion, ethics, spirituality, and moral issues. Based at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., RNS has a network of correspondents worldwide, providing news and information on all faiths and religious movements to the nation’s leading newspapers, news magazines, broadcast organizations, and religious publications. RNS wire reports are distributed to more than 170 media outlets, including The Washington Post, Huffington Post, National Public Radio, Chicago Tribune, and religious outlets. The total circulation of these outlets exceeds 100 million readers. They are affiliated with the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri.
Funded by / Ownership
The nonprofit Religion News Foundation owns and publishes the Religion News Service. They are funded through grants and donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Religion News Service has a left-Center bias through story selection that tends to favor issues of concern to the left. All articles are well sourced to credible media outlets. Editorially, there is also a left-leaning bias, such as: “President Trump, this is no time for prayer.” When covering the Biden administration, they often have favorable coverage and support his agenda For President Joe Biden, an inauguration filled with faith. In general, the Religion News Service provides fact-based left-leaning religion news.
.Failed Fact Checks
- None in the last 5 years.
Overall, we rate Religion News Service (RNS) Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial viewpoints and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/12/2017) Updated (10/27/2021)