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 Los Angeles Magazine as strongly Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that routinely favor the left. We also rate them 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 1961, Los Angeles Magazine is a monthly publication dedicated to covering Los Angeles. According to their about page “Los Angeles Magazine covers the people, food, culture, arts and entertainment, fashion, lifestyle, and news that defines Southern California with a signature mix of feature-length writing, service journalism, investigative reporting, and design.” The current editor-in-chief Maer Roshan. LAmag.com provides original coverage of culture, food, fashion, local history, and news.
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Funded by / Ownership
Los Angeles Magazine is owned by Los Angeles Magazine, LLC, which is a subsidiary of Hour Media Group LLC. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Los Angeles Magazine publishes original content on news, food, entertainment, and culture for the Los Angeles area. News reporting utilizes minimally loaded language such as this, Will the City Buy Out Private Buildings to Protect Affordable Housing? The website does not cover national news stories, however, they do report on politics concerning California, often with a left-leaning bias such as this, Trump Bro and Failed Maxine Waters Opponent Arrested on Stalking Charges. This story is sourced to the left-leaning Daily Beast. The magazine and website also offer long-form investigative journalism such as this The Conjugal Visit.
Editorially, they have a negative view of the Trump administration as evidenced by this Court Shoots Down Trump’s Bid to Delay Defamation Suit by Sex Assault Accuser. LAmag also holds left-leaning viewpoints such as pro-immigration: Federal Immigration Officials Arrested 100 People, and Angelenos Aren’t Having It, and concern for climate change, Climate Change Could Kill Off Southern California’s Joshua Trees. In general, Los Angeles Magazine reports news factually and with a moderate left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate Los Angeles Magazine as strongly Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that routinely favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 2/1/2020)
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