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 The Journalist’s Resource Left-Center biased based on story selections that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2010 and a project of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center and the Carnegie-Knight Initiative, The Journalist’s Resource “curates, summarizes, and contextualizes high-quality research on newsy public policy topics.”
According to its about page, “Our mission is to inform the news by bridging the communications gap between academia and journalism. Our goal: to get more high-quality information into the media stream.”
The website is operated by faculty, staff, and graduate students through the Carnegie-Knight Initiative.
Funded by / Ownership
The Journalist’s Resource is a project of Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center and the Carnegie-Knight Initiative. It cites notable grants from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation, and individual contributors.
Analysis / Bias
The Journalist’s Resource publishes original reporting on news-related research, studies and information. Articles use minimal loaded words with headlines accurately describing what the piece is about, such as this. These were the most-read pieces on The Journalist’s Resource in 2022. Like all reviewed articles, it is properly sourced to credible media outlets and journals.
Editorially, The Journalist Resource does not offer strong opinions within their pieces; however, the topics they choose to cover appeal slightly to the left, such as these:
- Racial disparities in mental health care: An explainer and research roundup
- Antisemitism on the rise: A research roundup
- Gun buybacks: What the research says
- How the health care sector contributes to climate change: a research roundup and explainer
Generally, the reporting is fact-based and holds a slight left-leaning bias in story selection.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Journalist’s Resource Left-Center biased based on story selections that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt (01/04/2023)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
Do you appreciate our work? Please consider one of the following ways to sustain us.