National Journal – Bias and Credibility

National Journal - Least Biased - Credible - ReliableFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using an 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 National Journal Least Biased based on third-party assessment. We also rate them High for factual reporting.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic


Founded in 1969, National Journal is an American digital media company based in Washington, D.C., that covers the current political environment and emerging political and policy trends. According to their about page, “National Journal keeps members informed about key movements in people, politics, and policy.” They also publish daily journalism covering politics and public policy that is led by President Kevin Turpin.

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Funded by / Ownership

National Journal is owned by Atlantic Media, which publishes several notable publications such as The Atlantic and Government executive. Revenue is derived through sale of memberships and services.

Analysis / Bias

In review, National Journal provides news, research, and information to politicians, lobbyists, and corporate government affairs teams. Unfortunately, National Journal’s content is behind a paywall, and therefore we rely on third-party assessments of bias. For example, Allsides lists National Journal as “center” based on over 1800 votes from community members.  On the other hand, Skyline College Library lists them as Conservative. When we last reviewed National Journal in 2016, we determined they were a least biased source and high for factual reporting. We do not have enough evidence to change the rating; therefore, this is a low-confidence review.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate National Journal Least Biased based on third-party assessment. We also rate them High for factual reporting. (D. Van Zandt 7/9/2016) Updated (04/21/2023)


Last Updated on June 27, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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