According to their about page: “Undark is a non-profit, editorially independent digital magazine exploring the intersection of science and society. It is published with generous funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, through its Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program in Cambridge, Massachusetts.”
Funded by / Ownership
Donations fund Undark (see history).
Analysis / Bias
In review, Undark covers science and its impact on social issues. Articles and headlines often contain emotionally loaded language that favors a liberal perspective, such as this In the Arctic, Sami Reindeer Herders Face Climate Disaster. This story is republished from The Guardian, which frequently fails fact checks. However, this story is evidence-based.
Editorially, Undark holds a left-leaning perspective through concern for climate change and social equality. Scientifically, they are consensus-based through accurate reporting on GMOs, Covid-19, and climate change. They are generally factual through evidence-based reporting and moderately left biased in editorial perspective.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years.
Overall, we rate Undark Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 1/4/2017) Updated (11/25/2022)
Last Updated on November 25, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check