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 Atavist Magazine as Left-Center biased based on left-leaning story selection and high for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Magazine
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2011, Atavist Magazine is a monthly publication of long-form narrative journalism. The stories are between 10,000 and 20,000 words and include video, interactive elements, and full audio accompaniment. It was founded by Jefferson Rabb, Evan Ratliff, and Nicholas Thompson. Atavist Magazine has won numerous awards for journalism.
Funded by / Ownership
In June 2018, Atavist announced that Automattic, the owner of WordPress, was acquiring them. Atavist Magazine is funded through a digital subscription model that costs $24.99 per year.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Atavist Magazine produces long-form essays and investigative journalism that cover a wide range of topics. Some of the topics covered are civil rights and historical in-depth stories about lesser-known people in history. Atavist is written with a high level of journalism and storytelling. All information reviewed was sourced and factual. At the same time, Atavist Magazine covers many topics; most lean toward the left politically, though not all, and not strongly.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Atavist Magazine as Left-Center biased based on left-leaning story selection and high for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/25/2018) Updated (11/23/2023)
Last Updated on November 23, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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