Daily Source Bias Check: Harvard Political Review

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Harvard Political Review - Left Center Bias - Liberal - Democrat - CredibleLEFT-CENTER BIAS

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 Harvard Political Review Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180

History

The Harvard Political Review is a quarterly, nonpartisan American magazine and website on politics and public policy founded in 1969 by Al Gore at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It covers both domestic and international affairs and political events, as well as political discourse at Harvard. It also conducts interviews with political figures and experts. It is a publication of the Harvard Institute of Politics, and is written, edited and managed entirely by Harvard undergraduates, and accepts submissions from all students at Harvard College “regardless of concentration, experience, or political leaning.”

Funded by / Ownership

The Harvard Political Review is housed at the Institute of Politics. Revenue is derived through advertising and donations.

Analysis / Bias

In review, The Harvard Political Review publishes political news and interviews with minimal use of loaded language such as this The Amendment Bigger Than the Constitution. This story is very well sourced to credible media outlets such as the Washington Post, New Republic, and The Hill. Another story The Myth of Algae Biofuels, is also very well sourced. 

Editorially, the Harvard Political Review features both left and right leaning authors, however the majority of stories tend to favor the left such as this: President Trump’s Iran Policy: The Specter of a Needless War. They also frequently interview left leaning personalities such as Preet Bahara and Don Lemon. In general, the Harvard Political Review reports factually and with a left leaning editorial bias.

A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.

Overall, we rate the Harvard Political Review Left-Center biased based on editorial positions 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 7/6/2016) Updated (2/1/2020)

Source: http://harvardpolitics.com/IFCN

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