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 the Reveal – The Center for Investigative Journalism Left-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to excellent sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) is a nonprofit news organization based in Emeryville, California, and has conducted investigative journalism since 1977. It is known for producing stories that reveal scandals or corruption in government agencies and corporations. CIR has won numerous high standard journalism awards.
According to their about page “We engage and empower the public through investigative journalism and groundbreaking storytelling that sparks action improves lives and protects our democracy.” Over their history CIR has partnered with major news organizations such as Mother Jones, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, 60 Minutes, and NPR. The current editor-in-chief is Matt Thompson.
Funded by / Ownership
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Democracy Fund
- Ford Foundation
- Google News Lab
- Open Society Foundations
Analysis / Bias
In review, revealnews.org is a website that features articles, videos, and podcasts by the Center for Investigative Journalism. Headlines typically utilize minimally loaded language and accurately reflect the contents of the article, such as this: Leaked immigration court official’s directive could violate rules that protect families from deportation. This story is appropriately sourced to NPR, New York Times and Justice.gov. Story selection often is related to investigations, however, the investigations usually favor the left such as this Inside hate groups on Facebook, police officers trade racist memes, conspiracy theories and Islamophobia, and this See how climate change could bring disaster to some popular coastal national parks. In general, Revealnews.org produces high-quality journalism that is factual and moderately left-biased.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the Reveal – The Center for Investigative Journalism Left-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to excellent sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 8/9/2016) Updated (1/25/2021)