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 U.S. News & World Report Left-Center biased based on story selection that slightly favors the left and 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 1948, U.S. News & World Report is an American media company that publishes news, opinion, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis. Founded as a newsweekly magazine in 1933, U.S. News transitioned to primarily web-based publishing in 2010. U.S. News is best known today for its influential Best Colleges and Best Hospitals rankings. The current editor is Brian Kelly.
Funded by / Ownership
U.S. News & World Report is owned by media proprietor Mortimor Zuckerman, who is worth an estimated 2.7 billion. Mortimor Zuckerman donates to both Democrats and Republicans with more donations going to Democrats. U.S. News generates revenue through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, U.S. News and World Report primarily cover politics, finance, health, and education. They provide original content that uses minimally loaded language such as this: Measles Exposure Possible at Chicago Airport. This story, like all others on the website, is properly sourced to credible media and organizations such as Pew Research, the CDC, and a variety of .gov sites. At this point, US News is best known for its best-of series, such as best states, best countries, best colleges, etc. Editorially, US News tends to lean slightly left through topic selection. In general, they report the news accurately and with a slight left-leaning bias.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate U.S. News & World Report Left-Center biased based on story selection that slightly favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (11/18/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 3/2/2019)