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 Atlanta Journal-Constitution as slightly Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that lightly skew liberal. We also rate them 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: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1868, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) is the only major daily broadsheet newspaper in the metropolitan area of Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Funded by / Ownership
The newspaper is owned by Cox Enterprises, a company that owns numerous newspapers, television stations, and radio stations. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is funded through a subscription and advertising model.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution covers news in the Atlanta Metro and surrounding areas. Local reporting focuses on business, sports, crime, and local interests. There is minimal bias present in headlines. This Judge allows boarding school sex abuse case to continue, and this Georgia sheriff’s deputy is charged with murder in off-duty shooting. National and international news is published through Gannett Newspapers and the Associated Press. They also publish videos from Cox Owned TV stations.
Editorially, the AJC has endorsed both Republicans and Democrats. For example, in recent history, they endorsed Republican George W. Bush in 2000 and the Democratic candidates in 2004 and 2008; however, in 2012 and 2016, they did not endorse a Presidential candidate. While Op-Ed’s cover both sides, more tend to lean left, such as this: Opinion: Bipartisan hope for climate change lawmaking. In general, the AJC reports news factually and with minimal bias, while editorially, there is a slight lean left.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as slightly Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that lightly skew liberal. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 5/15/2016) Updated (11/23/2023)
Last Updated on November 23, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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