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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
According to their about page “The Nevada Independent is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news and opinion website founded in 2017 by veteran political journalist and commentator Jon Ralston. The site and its supporting channels are focused on ethical, unbiased and transparent journalism. In general, we aim to gather and disseminate important public information and increase civic engagement.” Jon Ralston has been a political journalist and commentator covering Nevada Politics for over 30 years. His resume includes a talk show on PBS, local TV and Radio and writing for Politico. The website is also available in Spanish.
Funded by / Ownership
The website is owned Jon Ralston and fully funded through donations. The Nevada Independent provides a full disclosure list of their significant donors.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Nevada Independent primarily reports on issues and politics for the state of Nevada. There is minimal use of loaded language in news headlines such as this: Former deputy files another lawsuit against embattled Storey County sheriff. Information within articles is always sourced and in the case of the article listed above, it is sourced to court documents. Story selection tends to favor the left with most articles favoring left leaning political positions such as clean energy and pro-immigration. Opinion pieces also tend to favor the left and do utilize loaded words that favor the left such as this: “Talk about nonsense personified. But that’s Nevada’s Republican Party in the time of Trump. Not so long ago, a man who made a living running a stable of prostitutes might have thanked his lucky stars he was a pimp in one of the few places in America that it’s legal. But having pledged blind loyalty to the erratic charlatan in the White House, anything goes.”
A factual search reveals The Nevada Independent has never failed a fact check. In fact, they perform well sourced fact checks, themselves.
Overall, we rate The Nevada Independent Left-Center Biased based on story selection that moderately favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information. (D. Van Zandt 9/11/2018)