These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in 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 conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate Barron’s Right-Center Biased based on economic philosophy that more closely aligns with the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 1921 by Clarence W. Barron, Barron’s is a weekly business magazine and website based in New York City, USA. The magazine and website features news articles related to business and investing. The website also features real time stock market information. The current executive editor is Bob Rose. The full masthead can be viewed here.
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Funded by / Ownership
Barron’s has been owned by Dow Jones & Company since its founding in 1921. In 2007, News Corp acquired Down Jones Company for 5.6 billion dollars, thus becoming a subsidiary of News Corp. This purchase also gave News Corp control of the Wall Street Journal. News Corp is owned by Rupert Murdoch, who owns numerous media outlets around the globe. Barron’s generates revenue through advertising, subscriptions and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Barron’s primarily publishes financial related news with minimal bias in wording such as this: Oil Prices Are Falling Because Fears of a Glut in Supplies Are Growing. Barron’s places a strong emphasis on investing with some calling them the best investment magazine. All stories reviewed were properly sourced to credible outlets or through quotations from first hand interviews or from analysts and experts. All stories reviewed also contained bylines and were labeled appropriately as opinion or news.
Editorially, Barron’s tends to lean right, with criticism of Democratic financial policies as well as Democratic Socialism. They also do not always agree with President Trump’s policies, such as this: The Dow Drops 99 Points Because the Trade War Threatens to Stay Awhile. In general, Barron’s reports financial news with low bias, and even opinion pieces use minimally loaded language. However, they clearly favor the right through lower regulations and tax philosophies.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Barron’s Right-Center Biased based on economic philosophy that more closely aligns with the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 5/22/2019)
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