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 Interpreter Magazine Left-Center Biased based on story selection that slightly favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Interpreter Mag (IM) was founded by the Atlantic Council, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to promoting cooperation between the United States and Europe. IM was originally founded to translate articles from the Russian press into other languages. Its stance has changed significantly since then, according to its About page: “Little did we realize then that the Interpreter would devote as much energy to covering what the Russian Federation got up to outside of its own borders.”
Funded by / Ownership
Interpreter Magazine is owned by The Institute of Modern Russia (IMR), which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy organization—a think tank—headquartered in New York City. Revenue is generated through donations.
Analysis / Bias
Today IM covers, as stated, Russia’s involvement in international affairs, primarily focused on Syria, Crimea, and the war in the Ukraine. They also have a daily podcast covering the same range of topics. The articles are well written and factual, with a noticeable anti-Putin and Russian government stance. IM does have a small amount of U.S. Related news although it is primarily about the investigations of Russian involvement in the election.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Interpreter Magazine Left-Center Biased based on story selection that slightly favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (D. Kelley 3/6/2017) Updated (10/30/2019)