These media sources are moderate to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate the Chicago Reporter Left Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that mostly favor a liberal perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Magazine
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Chicago Reporter is a monthly periodical from Chicago, Illinois, USA. Founded in 1972, it covers poverty and race issues. According to their about page, “The Reporter serves a critical role in the city and nation by focusing the power of investigative reporting on issues of inequality that rarely receive a thorough and regular examination by mainstream media organizations. Our core areas of coverage are criminal justice, affordable housing and economic development, jobs, and transportation.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Chicago Reporter is published by the Community Renewal Society and funded through donations. Top donors include the McCormick Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Ford Foundation, Driehaus Foundation, and Conant Family Foundation, who donated more than $5,000 per year.
Funded by / Ownership
In review, The Chicago Reporter produces quality original reporting on Chicago news with a strong focus on racial issues. Articles and headlines feature moderately loaded emotional wording, such as this South Side’s maternal health desert poses added risks for Black women during pandemic. Like most on the website, this story is properly sourced to credible media outlets such as the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune.
Editorially, the Chicago Reporter takes positions from a liberal perspective. For example, they frequently report negatively on the former Trump administration, and conservative policies such as this AI algorithms intended to root out welfare fraud often end up punishing the poor instead. Besides advocating for racial justice, they also support LGBTQ rights, workers’ rights, and environmental justice. In general, the news is reported factually and with a left-leaning bias in story selection and editorial positions
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Chicago Reporter Left Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that mostly favor a liberal perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 8/16/2016) Updated (06/10/2022)
Last Updated on June 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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