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 The Sun Magazine Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor 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 45/180
Founded in 1974, The Sun is a monthly American magazine publishing essays, interviews, short stories, poems, and photography. The overall goal for the publication, as stated by editor and co-founder, Sy Safransky, is to create a feeling of connection between contributors and readers. According to their about page “The Sun is an independent, ad-free magazine that for more than forty years has used words and photographs to evoke the splendor and heartache of being human.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Sun Magazine is owned by Sy Safransky. Revenue is derived through a shop that sells back issues and books as well as subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Sun Magazine produces original content with most topics not being political in nature such as this Salt Of The Earth. All stories are well-sourced. While this source is not overly political, stories tend to favor the left such as this Ralph Nader On Taking Back Power From The Corporate State and this Mary Christina Wood On Avoiding Climate Disaster. In general, the news reported is factual and with a moderate left-leaning bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate The Sun Magazine Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 1/20/2017)