- Overall, we rate the Source New Mexico Left Biased based on editorial positions that routinely favor the left. We also rate them High in factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Source New Mexico is an online news website from New Mexico. Their about statement reads, “Source New Mexico is an independent, nonprofit news organization that shines a light on governments, policies and public officials so you get the information you need to make choices — about yourself, your family, your neighborhoods and communities. “
Funded by / Ownership
According to their about page, the Source New Mexico is part of States Newsroom, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported by grants and a coalition of donors and readers. States Newsroom publishes 28 other publications. The Source New Mexico is transparent as they link to the States Newsroom donors page. Initially, when they launched, they got fiscal sponsorship from the Hopewell Foundation; however, once the IRS approved their application for 501(c)(3) charity certification, they severed their ties with Hopewell Foundation. There has been criticism of their involvement with the Hopewell Foundation, and they have responded to the criticism here.
Analysis / Bias
The Source New Mexico publishes original news reporting on politics and policy from New Mexico. Coverage focuses on the legislature, the environment, and how national policy affects the people of New Mexico. Articles and headlines promote liberal perspectives through moderate, loaded language Despite GOP pushback, bill protecting reproductive, gender identity health care passes Roundhouse
Editorially, opinion pieces favor the left, such as this Legislation to give low-income New Mexicans cheaper utility rates passes Senate. On the issues, the Source New Mexico promotes LGBT equality and has concerns about climate change. Finally, they frequently report negatively on Republican politicians, such as this How the judge who could ban the abortion pill won confirmation in the U.S. Senate. The Source New Mexico generally reports news factually; however, story selection and op-eds strongly favor a liberal perspective.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Source New Mexico Left Biased based on editorial positions that routinely favor the left. We also rate them High in factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean check record. (M. Huitsing 03/18/2023)
Last Updated on June 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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