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- Overall, we rate Psyche Left Biased based on editorial positions that favor a progressive-liberal perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2012, Aeon is a digital magazine of ideas and culture from Melbourne, Australia. Psyche is a sister magazine from Aeon, which describes itself as a publication that ” illuminates the human condition through psychology, philosophy, and the arts.”
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Funded by / Ownership
Aeon Media Group Ltd is the publisher of Aeon Magazine and Psyche; while it has offices in London, New York, and Melbourne, it is registered in Surrey, England. Paul and Brigid Hains own Aeon/Psyche through Aeon Media Group Ltd. They are a nonprofit registered with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission. Revenue is derived through donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Psyche provides long, and short-form journalism focused on science, philosophy, and culture. Psyche is organized into three sections. These are Therapeia, Eudaimonia, and Poiesis. Psyche also provides video documentaries.
Articles and headlines often are not political and do not use loaded language such as “What luck in war reveals about the role of chance in life” and “Homeless, delusional, and brave, Mrs A taught me a powerful lesson.” However, a quote from the essay favors a progressive-liberal perspective, “Yet in 2020, the entrepreneur Elon Musk Tweeted …If you work hard enough, luck stops being a factor. But there are no guarantees.’” Another quote from the second article, “It is no longer breaking news that inequalities in healthcare for Black people are deeply entrenched in the US health system.” Both of these indicate a left-leaning bias.
When it comes to sourcing, Psyche references Aeon, as well as pro-science sources such as ScienceDirect, and credible sources such as rintintin.colorado.edu, press.princeton.edu, and pnas.org. In general, Psyche is fact-based and holds a left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Psyche Left Biased based on editorial positions that favor a progressive-liberal perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 09/14/2022)
Last Updated on September 14, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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