These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased sources.
- Overall, we rate Foreign Policy Least Biased due to balanced reporting with a very slight lean right and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Magazine
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Foreign Policy is an American news publication founded in 1970 and focused on global affairs, current events, and domestic and international policy. It produces content daily on its website and in six print issues annually.
Since 2003, Foreign Policy has been nominated for eight National Magazine Awards, winning six – three for its print publication and three for its digital publication at ForeignPolicy.com. FP is the only independent magazine that has won consecutive digital national magazine awards every year since being established in 2009. The current editor is Jonathan Tepperman.
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Funded by / Ownership
Foreign Policy was owned by the Post Co (Washington Post), which then became the Graham Holdings Company. Advertising and subscription fees fund Foreign Policy.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Foreign Policy covers news related to foreign affairs with minimal bias. Headlines are generally free from loaded words, though at times moderate such as this: Bernie Sanders Still Doesn’t Pass the Commander-in-Chief Test (anti-progressive) and this Trump Doesn’t Want to Play Peacemaker (anti-Trump). Both articles use proper sourcing.
Editorially, they are reasonably balanced and factual. In general, Foreign Policy leans slightly right in its news coverage but is balanced in reporting and well-sourced.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Foreign Policy Least Biased due to balanced reporting with a very slight lean right and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 6/16/2016) Update (10/28/2022)
Last Updated on October 28, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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