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 Hill slightly Left-Center biased based on story selection that very slightly favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
The Hill is an American political journalism newspaper and website published in Washington, D.C. since 1994. The Hill focuses on politics, policy, business and international relations. Their coverage includes the U.S. Congress, the presidency, and election campaigns.
Funded by / Ownership
It is published by Capitol Hill Publishing, which is owned by News Communications, Inc. and is funded through a subscription and advertising model.
Analysis / Bias
The Hill covers both sides on the political spectrum and generally sources information properly, however they sometimes rush stories and have to change them after the fact. The Hill rarely uses loaded words in their headlines and articles such as this: Trump says he won’t sign GOP’s compromise immigration bill. All news stories are sourced to either journalists in the field or credible media sources. Story selection slightly favors the left, but is generally balanced. A factual search reveals The Hill has not failed any fact checks. However, it should be noted that they have rushed to publish breaking news that needed to be corrected or removed in past. The Hill always corrects factual errors in a timely manner and therefore maintain a high factual record.
Overall, we rate The Hill slightly Left-Center biased based on story selection that very slightly favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing. (5/18/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 6/15/2018)