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 Yes! Magazine Left Biased based on story selection that favors the left and affiliation with left-leaning groups. 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 1996, Yes! Magazine is a non-profit, ad-free magazine that covers topics of social justice, environmental sustainability, alternative economics, and peace. Issues of Yes! explore a specific issue in depth, and provide resources so that readers may become involved in that issue. Previous issues have covered solutions to the energy crisis, local economies, and water preservation.
The magazine is printed on recycled paper and archives all its issues online.
Funded by / Ownership
Yes! is a member of The Media Consortium, an international network of over 70 independent progressive journalism organizations including Mother Jones, The Nation, Grist, Democracy Now!, and many others. They are funded through donations and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In reviewing articles, all are well sourced to credible media outlets and well researched. There is mild to moderate use of loaded words and all stories favor the political left. For example, the story The Legal Case for Trans Rights and this How to Talk to Kids About Climate Change (and Have Fun, Too) are both championed by the political left. A review of dozens of articles reveals an almost 100% support for left-leaning causes.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Yes! Magazine Left Biased based on story selection that favors the left and affiliation with left-leaning groups. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/22/2017) Update (4/6/2019)