These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate the Village Voice Left Biased based on editorial positions that routinely favor the progressive left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1955, The Village Voice was the first Alternative weekly paper in the USA. The recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes, the National Press Foundation Award, and the George Polk Award, The Village Voice was a source for coverage of New York’s politics and vast cultural landscape. In 2017, they ceased printed publication and began publishing exclusively online, however, its archives are still accessible online. In late 2018, they officially shut down, but still occasionally provide a story. For the most part, this is an archive site now.
Funded by / Ownership
The Village Voice is owned by The Village Voice, LLC, however, there is a lack of transparency as the website does not indicate who is in charge. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Village Voice produced high-quality journalism that focused on politics, culture, lifestyle, and entertainment for New York City. Throughout its history, they have been known as a left-leaning publication and that remains true today as well. Articles and headlines often contain emotional wording that favors the left such as this Meet the Salvadoran New Yorkers Trump Wants to Deport.
In 2020, they rarely publish new content, but rather provide access to their 63-year history archives. Editorially, they have been progressive before the term became the official designation for more left-leaning Democrats. For example, they have long been promoters of gay marriage and often vilify conservatives for their stances such as this Beaten on Gay Marriage, Rightbloggers Begin Berating Straights. In general, The Village Voice produces factual news content that aligns with the progressive left.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the Village Voice Left Biased based on editorial positions that routinely favor the progressive left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (12/8/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 12/25/2020)