Founded in 1960, The New Left Review is a bimonthly political academic journal covering world politics, economy, and culture. In 2003, the magazine ranked 12th by impact factor on a list of the top 20 political science journals in the world. However, in 2015 it ranked 52nd out of 163 journals in the category “Political Science”. The current editor is Susan Watkins.
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Funded by / Ownership
The New Left Review Magazine and website is owned by New Left Review LTD and is funded through fee-based subscriptions.
Analysis / Bias
In review, New Left Review is a socialist-leaning magazine that presents in-depth, well-sourced reporting. Headlines and articles contain moderately biased wording such as this: RED FLAG OVER THE WHITE HOUSE? The website also promotes feminism and equal rights, which aligns with the political left. They further promote pro-science points of view when it comes to climate change, which also has been associated with the left. Editorially, this publication has never been a fan of conservatives such as this: CONSERVATIVES AND CORPORATISM. In general, this is a left-leaning website that endorses socialism and denigrates conservatism. Information, however, is well-sourced.
Failed Facts Checks
Overall, we rate New Left Review Left Biased based on the endorsement of Socialism. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 5/13/2016) Updated (6/28/2020)