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 Atlantic Media slightly Left-Center Biased based on the ownership of the left-leaning Atlantic. 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
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Atlantic Media is a print and online media company best known as the Atlantic magazine and website publisher. Founded in 1997 they are the publisher of two well-known media brands. According to their about page, “Atlantic Media is dedicated to equipping opinion leaders with breakthrough ideas and original insights. Its powerful affiliate companies, including The Atlantic and National Journal.” The current President is Michael Finnegan.
Funded by / Ownership
David G. Bradley is the owner of Atlantic Media. David Bradley has been known as a centrist who donates to both political parties and various candidates. Atlantic Media derives revenue through their media properties, either via subscription/newsstand sales or advertising.
Analysis / Bias
The Atlantic Media website does not produce original news but rather republishes news from their brands, The Atlantic and National Journal. In the past, they published several other brands, but as of this review, they only retain The Atlantic and National Journal, which we rate High in factual reporting. In general, they publish high-quality sources of factual information with a slight left-leaning bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Atlantic Media slightly Left-Center Biased based on the ownership of the left-leaning Atlantic. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Allen 5/13/2017) Updated (03/15/2022)
Last Updated on March 15, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check