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, based on story selection and editorial perspectives, we rate The Brown Political Review as left-center biased. We rate them high for factual reporting as they use credible sourcing and have a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Magazine
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Established in 2012, Brown Political Review is the student-run political magazine of Brown University. It offers a comprehensive analysis, opinion pieces, interviews, and research on political subjects and current events. Brown Political Review publishes a print magazine four times a year. The organization has a staff of over 220 students working in all aspects of magazine and online content production. It is based in Providence, Rhode Island,
Funded by / Ownership
According to its About page, Brown Political Review is funded by the Political Theory Project, which became the Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in 2022. The Review also generates revenue through student contributions, institutional support, and donations.
Analysis / Bias
The Brown Political Review, focusing on progressive and social justice issues, features articles like “Uprooting Insecurity,” which discusses food insecurity in Black U.S. communities due to enduring racial inequalities. The article advocates for food sovereignty and Black-led initiatives, indicating a positive bias. It lacks opposing viewpoints, suggesting further bias. Despite this, it cites credible sources like usda.gov, supporting its arguments.
Another article, titled “Rethinking the History of the Free Market: An Interview with Jacob Soll,” presents an interview with Jacob Soll, a professor of history and accounting at the University of Southern California. Soll shares his views on the history of free-market thought, the role of the state in economic development, and the influence of historical figures like Jean-Baptiste Colbert and Adam Smith. In terms of bias, the interview mainly showcases Soll’s viewpoint, contesting traditional narratives about the free market and the state’s role. Soll argues that the idea of a self-regulating market with minimal government intervention is a “bizarre ideology” and a “myth” perpetuated in the United States.
Regarding sourcing, The Brown Political Review sources information from reputable sources such as The Cut, The Atlantic, and NPR, as well as factually mixed sources such as ACLU. In general the Brown Political Review is fact-based and holds a moderate left-center editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, based on story selection and editorial perspectives, we rate The Brown Political Review as left-center biased. We rate them high for factual reporting as they use credible sourcing and have a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 06/07/2023)
Last Updated on June 7, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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