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 Fortune Magazine Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that favor business and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Index: USA 45/180
Founded in 1929 by Henry Luce, Fortune is an American multinational business magazine headquartered in New York City, United States. The magazine regularly publishes ranked lists, including the Fortune 500, a ranking of companies by revenue that it has published annually since 1955. The current editor is Clifton Leaf.
Funded by / Ownership
Fortune is published by Fortune Media Group Holdings and owned by Thai businessman Chatchaval Jiaravanon. Fortune generates revenue through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Fortune reports on business news with a clear distinction between straight news and opinion pieces. Articles do not use loaded language such as this: How Bill and Melinda Gates Are Transforming Life for Billions in the 21st Century. This story like all on Fortune is properly sourced to credible media. While Fortune does not always have a favorable view of President Trump, they always have a favorable view of business interests and limited government. When it comes to science, Fortune supports the consensus of scientists on issues such as climate change.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Fortune Magazine Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that favor business and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/6/2016) Updated (2/14/2021)