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 Journal of Politics & Society Left-Center Biased based on story selection that slightly favors the left and Very High for factual reporting due to comprehensive sourcing of information.
Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 1998, The Journal of Politics & Society is an academic journal of the social sciences published twice a year by the Helvidius Group, a nonprofit student organization at Columbia University. According to their about page “the Journal only considers academic papers submitted by undergraduates. In a process comparable to the peer review and editing procedures of professional academic journals, selected papers are rigorously edited by the Editorial Board, itself composed exclusively of undergraduates.” They further they report their past contributors consists of “former President Bill Clinton, former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, former New Jersey Governor and EPA Administrator Christie Todd Whitman, former Secretary of Defense William Cohen, Senator Elizabeth Dole, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, former World Bank President James D. Wolfensohn, Human Rights Watch President Kenneth Roth, Anthony Marx, and Kenneth Waltz.”
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Funded by / Ownership
The Journal of Politics & Society is published by the Helvidius Group, which is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. Funding is derived through donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Journal of Politics & Society publishes researched political journal articles that use minimally loaded language and are always very well sourced. Topic selection tends to slightly favor the left when dealing with social issues. Issues are published in PDF format and written for a high level reader. For example, this story “DO CULTURAL VALUES AFFECT THE DECISION TO EMIGRATE?
THE CASE OF LITHUANIA”, offers 137 source citations. In general, this is a highly factual source that leans slightly left on social issues.
A factual search reveals they have never failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate the Journal of Politics & Society Left-Center Biased based on story selection that slightly favors the left and Very High for factual reporting due to comprehensive sourcing of information. (5/18/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 1/24/2020)
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